Limerick: where rain is forecast on both Saturday and SundayPICTURE: Caroline Norris
Bideford firm Munster favourite as 16 go to post
BIDEFORD LEGEND on Friday hardened at the head of the Ladbrokes.com Munster National market after British raider Qhilimar was withdrawn from the €80,000 handicap chase at the declaration stage.
A full field of 16 is set to go to post, with Bideford Legend sharing 5-1 favoritism with top-weight For Bill with the sponsors and as short as 4-1 with Coral.
The biggest move came for the Mouse Morris-trainer Elysian Rock, who was cut to 14-1 (from 20-1) by William Hill and from the same price to 16-1 by Ladbrokes.
Limerick manager Russell Ferris said: "We had a grand drying day today, but more rain is forecast for Saturday night going in to Sunday morning so we'll have to wait and see."
Your Busy, unlikely to line up in the race having been assigned the first reserve position, could travel to Cheltenham.
Trainer James Nash said: "If the ground eased he wouldn't run at Limerick anyway, but we'd let him take his chance if it dries out and something comes out. He might go to Cheltenham next weekend if he doesn't run on Sunday."