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Limiti Di Greccio

Limiti Di Greccio ran a big race to finish second to Panama Red in the Listed Ballylinch Stud Ingabelle Stakes at Leopardstown on the first day of Irish Champions Weekend. Settled just behind the leaders early on by Billy Lee from her wide draw, she was just starting to tuck in in mid-division as they raced to the end of the back straight, when the loose Voice Of Angels came up on her inside and pushed her out. Billy Lee had no option but to take her back, she would have been five or six wide out of the back straight if he hadn’t, but the net result was that she wasn’t as well positioned on the run across the top of the track as she would otherwise have been. She probably would have been upsides the ultimate winner Panama Red, in the second rank, disputing fourth place. Instead, she was in the third rank, disputing sixth place, a length and a half behind Panama Red. She did well from there. She had to go five wide in order to deliver her challenge, outside Panama Red, who had to go four wide, and she closed on the winner all the way to the line. The pair of them picked up well on the outside, they both got past Malayan and Pennine Hills and Corviglia, and Limiti Di Greccio closed Panama Red to a half a length by the time they got to the winning line.

It was a big run by the Elzaam filly. Panama Red is a highly progressive filly of Ger Lyons’, and she did well to run her as close as she did, despite not having a good run through the race, leaving some talented juvenile fillies behind her. That was just her fourth run, it was just her second for Paddy Twomey, so she should be able to go on from this now. She holds entries in the Rockfel Stakes and the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, of which the Rockfel Stakes, over seven furlongs, would be a more suitable target. But her trainer said that she could stay at home and go for the Weld Park Stakes or the Staffordstown Stud Stakes, a race in which Twomey sprang a mild surprise last year with Fantasy Lady. She will be of interest wherever she goes next, but it may be that she will be of most interest from a betting perspective if she were to take her chance in the Rockfel.
Leopardstown, 11th September 2021