McCarthy Insurance Group Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 14.70s
- Off time: 13:46:16
|2nd||9 Special Token||4½||10/1|
|3rd||5 Get Off The Stage||¾||14/1|
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 37
|8||166 11-12||R H Lalor||Mr J R Lalor (7)||104||16/1|
Ocean Bright (USA) 23
|7||165 11-11||D A McLoughlin||C D Maxwell (3)||103||16/1|
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 7
|10||163 11-9||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'Neill (7)||101||7/1|
Backinthere (IRE) 8
|8||161 11-7||E F Gallagher||A P Heskin||99||10/1|
Get Off The Stage (IRE) 7
|6||161 11-7 t||P G Kelly||Mr S D Bohan (7)||99||14/1|
Milestone Miss (IRE) 38
|6||160 11-6||T Doyle||M P Burke (7)||98||12/1|
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 7
|8||160 11-6||E M O'Sullivan||B Crowley (7)||98||7/2f|
Castlerock Rose (IRE) 8
|9||158 11-4||D Rohan||P Townend||96||6/1|
Special Token (IRE) 9
|8||157 11-3||J P O'Keeffe||M J Ferris||95||10/1|
High Class Show (IRE) 36
|8||156 11-2 b||J J Walsh||M A Enright (5)||94||7/1|
Small Is Beautiful (IRE) 62
|5||156 11-2||J J Mangan||P F Mangan||97||16/1|
Goulane Vixen (IRE) 38
|6||153 10-13 t||S Spillane||Mr D M Spillane (7)||91||16/1|
Serra Nova (IRE) 36
|8||152 10-12||Daniel G Murphy||B T O'Connell||90||9/1|
Alderimli (IRE) 63
|6||148 10-8 p1||P J Rothwell||T P Treacy||86||25/1|
Newbury Oscar (IRE) 240
|8||146 10-6 p||K P Egan||D J Condon||84||33/1|
Ocean Bright (USA)
||6||11-6||D A McLoughlin||C D Maxwell||11/1|
Blinkers appeared to have the desired effect on High Class Show at Thurles in November as she produced her best run so far over timber to get close to Rating Queen. She could have done without a 5lb rise but should still get involved. Henrietta's Way was allowed to stride out in front at Limerick and stayed on really strongly for a comfortable success. She's up 7lb but her regular rider can use his claim and another big run is anticipated. Backinthere had MIlestone Miss just behind when landing a Limerick maiden but failed to run up to that form on the same track later. The runner-up has more scope and can turn the tables but it's CASTLEROCK ROSE, who stayed on strongly to beat the fancied Kashline in a Limerick maiden last week, who is handed the vote.
Backinthere (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 6th approaching 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 12, 15l behind Dazzlers Day (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Special Token (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Prominent and led early, remained in chasing group after, kept on same pace under pressure from before straight, 4th of 11, 17l behind Forjoethepainter (10-10) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Get Off The Stage (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Waited with, closer in 8th after 3 out, chasing leaders and no impression into straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 19l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Castlerock Rose (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Raced mainly in 4th, 5th approaching straight, soon pushed along, in pursuit of leader when not fluent 2 out, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Kashline (11-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
High Class Show (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up, 7th and headway 4 out, 5th approaching 3 out, 2nd and ridden to challenge from 2 out, every chance from last, just held, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Milestone Miss (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd early straight and went 2nd after 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in but not quite reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Backinthere (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, 3rd into straight, soon in pursuit of winner, no impression approaching last, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Serra Nova (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, progress 3 out, moderate 4th after 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Ocean Bright (USA) 28-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd until led 6th, headed after 4 out and soon weakened, pulled up after next, in a race won by Sherika (9-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Small Is Beautiful (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, kept on same pace from after 4 out, 10th of 15, well behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Soon led, clear for much, reduced lead before straight, went on again from before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec beating Jacks Island (11-5) by 5l, 12 ran.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, dropped to 8th before 4 out, some headway into 5th entering straight, no impression from 2 out and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 19l behind Cnoc Seoda (11-2) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Alderimli (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Prominent, in front before 4 out, headed next, soon no impression, 13th of 20, 44l behind Latin Connection (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Nov.
Goulane Vixen (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd after 7th, ridden and dropped to 5th early straight, no extra, 5th of 11, 19l behind Backinthere (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Newbury Oscar (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Soon behind, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Baresi (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in May, 16 ran.