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Ludo Et Emergo glorious at Limerick

Updated: Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 17:39 | Comments

Ludo Et Emergo came home first in the  Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase
Ludo Et Emergo came home first in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase

Ludo Et Emergo banished a Limerick mishap to the memory when returning to the venue for an emphatic success in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase.

That last-start unseating appears to have left few scars, because the 100-30 favourite jumped with aplomb at the head of affairs and put the race to bed with a couple of slick leaps when already in command in the straight.

Andrew Lee's seven-year-old coasted past the post with nine and a half lengths in hand of The Crafty Butcher, with Davy Russell hardly having to move him out of second gear.

Moonlight Boy has been called a few names but his resolution couldn't be faulted in the Keywest Play Live 20th June Maiden Hurdle.

Those who took the 4-5 would have been sweating when Tawseef loomed up to challenge the market leader at the final obstacle, but Christy Roche's seven-year-old really stuck his neck out to prevail by three-quarters of a length.

The winning colours of JP McManus were carried to more success just half an hour later when Noble Emperor proved a class apart from his INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle rivals.

The 6-4 favourite strolled through the race under Mark Walsh, before quickening smartly in the conditions to run out an effortless 13-length scorer.

With his nearest pursuers Suffren and Count Salazar making mistakes at the penultimate and final flights respectively, Rightville Boy (4-1) took advantage to hold the late thrust of the rallying Suffren by a short head in the www.limerickraces.ie Handicap Hurdle.

Clara Mc Cloud (16-1) had shown precious little in two starts since joining Gordon Elliott, but she was a different proposition when upped in trip for the Sporting Limerick Mares Handicap Hurdle, and there are more prizes in her judging by her impressive three-and-a-quarter-length defeat of Shuilamach.

Tudor Fashion (5-1) landed the Greenmount Mares Beginners Chase, while the Adare INH Flat Race went the way of 3-1 chance Patsio.

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