Holy Cross Mares Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 34.30s
  • Off time: 14:07:01
Full result
Result 14:05 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 17 Speckled Wood 8/11f
2nd 14 Ma Belle Amie 7/2
3rd 12 Garron Crest 21 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 P
Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, white cap Jacks Sky (IRE) 48
  • T:A J McNamara
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 A J McNamara Andrew J McNamara 50/1
3 65-9357
ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Mimosa Star (IRE) 154
  • T:Mrs J Cashin
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 65-9357
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 Mrs J Cashin M J Ferris 40/1
4 3-067
White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 35
  • T:R Murphy
  • J:J R Barry
  • Form: 3-067
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 R Murphy J R Barry 40/1
5 BPP-P7
Emerald green, white sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Oscar Town (IRE) 6
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: BPP-P7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 J J Mangan P F Mangan 50/1
6 70-
Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Pippa Rose (IRE) 356
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:D J Bates
  • Form: 70-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (3) 66/1
7 0
YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, light green spots Southern Squaw (IRE) 44
  • T:T J Nagle-Jr
  • J:S J Gray
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 T J Nagle-Jr S J Gray (3) 50/1
8 0-
YELLOW, large royal blue spots, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 395
  • T:S Ryan
  • J:R M Moran
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 S Ryan R M Moran 50/1
9 00F70
ROYAL BLUE & MAROON CHECK, royal blue sleeves, check cap Tudor Fashion (IRE) 25
  • T:D Deacon
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: 00F70
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 D Deacon S W Flanagan 100/1
10 695858
BLACK & RED STRIPES, white cap Zara (IRE) 35
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 695858
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13ht
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 ht T Mullins P Townend 83 11/1
11 P
WHITE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 173
  • T:W J Fitzpatrick
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 W J Fitzpatrick R Loughran 100/1
12 0
YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Garron Crest (IRE) 43
  • T:M A Cahill
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 M A Cahill M P Walsh 66/1
13
ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Kiltipford Lady (IRE)
  • T:K Purcell
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 K Purcell T J Doyle 33/1
14 943453
Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue spots Ma Belle Amie 47
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 943453
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C Bowe D N Russell 104 7/2
15 63
EMERALD GREEN, red cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, quartered cap New River (IRE) 27
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 63
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 p1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/1
16
WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Sister Annie (IRE)
  • T:J Cullen
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 J Cullen J L Cullen 50/1
17 32
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Speckled Wood (IRE) 52
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 32
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 8/11f
18
Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap Vergalda (IRE)
  • T:W J Burke
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 W J Burke A E Lynch 20/1
19 05-5
DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Teochew (IRE) 101
  • T:Edmond Kent
  • J:D Macauley
  • Form: 05-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Edmond Kent D Macauley (5) 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 95
Claudia Augusta (IRE) 41
  • Nag Me
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 95
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 1013 D T Hughes M A Enright NR
20 54695
Glen Beg (IRE) 44
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 54695
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1013 Miss E Doyle Reserve 2 NR
21 PFP-35S
Unbreakablespirit (IRE) 48
  • Nag Me
  • T:Daniel Howard
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: PFP-35S
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 1013 t Daniel Howard Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

SPECKLED WOOD has run twice over this track and trip and her latest effort behind the very promising Unika La Reconce bodes well for her chances here. That was an improvement on her earlier run and with further progress likely she looks the one to beat. Ma Belle Amie has done better over longer trips though she had little chance in a Grade 3 over 3m at Limerick last time. This is more her class and she should get into the mix. New River, a decent maiden on the Flat for Richard Hannon, attempted to make all here last month but was headed at halfway and could only stay on at one pace. She's the type to improve and should do better than stablemate Claudia Augusta, who was well behind the selection in December.

Formwatch

Claudia Augusta (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 17l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan.

Glen Beg (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Prominent, on terms from over 3f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 16l behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat hvy in Dec.

Unbreakablespirit (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, no extra approaching straight, slipped up under 2f out, in a race won by Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec, 16 ran.

Speckled Wood (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on winner approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 12l behind Unika La Reconce (10-13) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Ma Belle Amie 22-1 (10-2) Waited with last of the 5, niggled from 6 out, soon 4th, left 3rd 4 out, quickly behind, 3rd of 5, well behind Our Vinnie (11-6) at Limerick 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Dec.

Garron Crest (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, 10th of 13, well behind Annie Oakley (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

Tudor Fashion (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 22, 46l behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

Teochew (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Prominent, 3rd 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 12l behind Que Pasa (10-11) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo in Nov.

Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Waited with, 9th 5 out, no impression from before straight, 7th of 12, 37l behind Carsonstown Bridge (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

New River (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Prominent and led early, headed 3rd, 4th when mistake 3 out and soon ridden along, no extra approaching last where left moderate 3rd, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 22l behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.

Zara (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Led and clear at stages, tended to race towards outer, headed before straight, soon no extra, 8th of 15, 25l behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.

Vergalda (IRE) Presenting mare out of Lady Rushmore.

Sister Annie (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Aunt Annie.

Southern Squaw (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden in 8th 4f out and no extra entering straight, weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Our Pollyanna (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.

Pippa Rose (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Prominent, on terms halfway, soon 2nd, weakened over 5f out, 11th of 12, well behind Shotgun Paddy (11-6) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Feb '12.

Oscar Town (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, behind from 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Annie Power (11-2) at Clonmel 2m hdl hvy.

Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 20, 33l behind Terminal (11-8) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Jan '12.

Mimosa Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders until 7th, 7th of 15, well behind Boyfromnowhere (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.

Jacks Sky (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no extra and pulled up 5f out, in a race won by Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec, 16 ran.

Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Soon behind, ridden from 5th, soon no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Swampfire (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in Aug, 13 ran.

Kiltipford Lady (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Whatdoicare.