limerick 28th Nov

Tue 27th Nov 2012, 15:00

A six-race card at Limerick gets under way at 12.50 with the Follow LRC On Facebook Maiden Hurdle, which could be an ideal opportunity for Sarabad to open his account.

Willie Mullins' French import had struggled in his new environs last term, but showed much more when second at Downpatrick on his reappearance earlier this month.

Ciarans Oscar only narrowly missed out at Wexford last time and looks the biggest danger if as effective over this trip, while Theshowisover struggled on good ground last time but has form when the mud is flying.

Mullins brings Tempo Du Camp back from a 942-day absence in the Limerick Racecourse Annual Membership Maiden Hurdle.

A winner of a bumper in France in Spring 2010, he has obviously had his problems since, but looks to have been found a good chance here, with only point-to-point winner Carrig Rua Lady having tasted success of any sort among his eight rivals.

Mullins unleashes newcomer Suntiep in the concluding limerickraces.ie Flat Race and he has claims too, though The Bishops Niece has the edge in terms of experience, while Captain Canada has plenty of winning form between the flags.

Declan Queally goes in search of his first winner of the season as a trainer in the Munster Mares Maiden Hurdle with Tell Me Lucy, who has won between the flags since struggling on her debut under Rules at Limerick.

Gordon Elliott gives Pumped Up Kicks her first start under Rules having fallen in a point when last seen, but the one to beat could be Italian Chorus, a close second on her hurdling debut at Naas last time.

Last time out winners Vic Chic and Last Time D'Albain lock horns in the Limerick Racecourse Handicap Hurdle, while the Greenmount Annual Membership (QR) Handicap Hurdle could be between Big Jemmy and Happy New Year.

7 in Royal Bond contention

Leading bumper horse Champagne Fever is one of seven remaining entries in the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.