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Sunday 25 September 2016

Burn turns up at Limerick again

Published 16/05/2015 | 19:11

Burn And Turn (near) in action
Burn And Turn (near) in action

Five turn out for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Chase at Limerick but the extended two-mile-three-furlong event is no less interesting for the small entry.

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Jessica Harrington, on the mark here last year with odds-on favourite Cailin Annamh, sends out the likely market leader again in Burn And Turn.

Robbie Power will take the mount on the nine-year-old, and the daughter of Flemensfirth certainly has much to recommend her, not least her two wins from two previous visits to Limerick.

Another one to have performed to a decent level at Greenmount Park in the past is Shesaportrait. The local mare makes a quick reappearance after her good second placing at Killarney on Monday and is likely to provide stiff opposition.

JP McManus has Give Me A Break in the feature, and whatever the fate of the useful half-sister to champion hunter On The Fringe on her second chase start, the famous green and gold silks are likely to be in the winner's enclosure elsewhere.

Things may not have progressed along expected lines for Minella Foru, but as a consequence he goes into this term with his novice tag intact. Eddie Harty's charge can begin to show his true worth over fences in the Follow Limerick Racecourse On Facebook Beginners Chase.

McManus's Shutter Island has his chance in the Book Online At www.limerickraces.ie Rated Hurdle, in which Bog War, bidding for a four-timer, is the one to beat.

Mark Walsh, rider of Minella Foru and Shutter Island, is on a very well-related jumping debutant in Bengali in the opening 2015 Twilight Racing Series Mares Maiden Hurdle.

This half-sister to Grade One winner China Rock begins now for Pat Griffin, having won two of her three bumpers when under David Pipe's care.

There might be further home county joy in the penultimate race, the Prison Love Play Limerick Racecourse 19th June Handicap Chase, in which Davy Fitzgerald's easy Wexford scorer Up Sluggarh could go in again under Ben Dalton.

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