E.B.F. T.A. Morris Memorial Mares Chase (Grade 3) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 4.70s
  • Off time: 14:55:08
Full result
Result 14:55 Clonmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Tarla 11/8f
2nd 8 Our Girl Salley 8 4/1
3rd 7 Avondhu Lady 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11R11-R
Emerald green & black hoops, emerald green sleeves, black cap Knockfierna (IRE) 32
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 11R11-R
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 C Byrnes D N Russell 141 5/2
2 533011
Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Our Victoria (IRE) 21
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
  • Form: 533011
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill 128 8/1
3 11FPP-5
RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 21
  • T:S Byrne
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 11FPP-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t S Byrne A D Leigh 122 50/1
4 P-89856
BROWN, red sash & cap Special Token (IRE) 15
  • T:J P O'Keeffe
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: P-89856
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 J P O'Keeffe M J Ferris 116 40/1
5 312614
White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves & cap Glibin (IRE) 17
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 312614
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 t C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 123 20/1
6 512122
YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 12
  • T:J W Nicholson
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 512122
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 J W Nicholson M A Enright 12/1
7 54P-861
RED, dark green cross of lorraine, striped cap Avondhu Lady (IRE) 14
  • T:David Fenton
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 54P-861
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 David Fenton B J Cooper 110 20/1
8 31305-2
BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our Girl Salley (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs P Dobbs
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 31305-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 Mrs P Dobbs B J Geraghty 4/1
9 86-7453
EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, emerald green cap Ros Brin (IRE) 14
  • T:G A Kingston
  • J:S J Gray
  • Form: 86-7453
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 G A Kingston S J Gray 25/1
10 1521/11
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Tarla (FR) 28
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1521/11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 11/8f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Blazing Tempo (IRE)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
7 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

Despite the presence of several smart and progressive mares, TARLA is given the nod to make a winning debut over fences. Willie Mullins' French-bred had some fine form over timber in her native country and apart from one blip on the Flat at Listowel has done everything right for new connections. Her pedigree suggests she could be a star at this game and she can make a winning start. Knockfierna will provide a stiff test of her credentials if consenting to put in a clear round. She's won four times over fences, three at Grade 3 level, but has blotted her copybook twice when running out. Our Victoria had Our Girl Lucy almost three lengths behind at Thurles last time and is doing well but Lead Kindly Light, who was a long way behind that day, should get much closer as that was her first start since April. Great Oak and Glibin are very tightly matched on their run at Galway in August but both need to raise their game.

Formwatch

Tarla (FR) 9-10fav (10-13) Made all, cruised clear approaching straight, stayed on well, very easily, won at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 (1) hvy in Oct beating Benny's Fagartha (10-13) by 12l, 8 ran.

Our Girl Salley (IRE) 6-5fav (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway in 5th before straight, challenged 2 out, ridden and close up last, strongly pressed winner run-in, just held, 2nd of 15, nk behind Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs.

Avondhu Lady (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, narrow lead after last, kept on under pressure, all out, won at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs beating Our Girl Salley (11-7) by nk, 15 ran.

Great Oak (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Soon chased leaders, closer order 4 out, chased winner from before last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 5l behind Latin Connection (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs.

Our Victoria (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway into 2nd entering straight and soon challenged, ridden approaching last where led, kept on best run-in, won at Thurles 2m 2f Mares Chase (5yo+) in Oct beating Our Girl Lucy (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.

Knockfierna (IRE) Evensfav (11-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, 2nd from 7th, close up in 2nd 3 out, every chance when ran out 2 out, in a race won by Down In Neworleans (11-8) at Limerick 2m 3f chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Oct, 7 ran.

Glibin (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders mainly 4th, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 18l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-1) at Naas 2m chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Settled in rear, some headway into 5th before 4 out where mistake, no threat in straight, 5th of 8, 35l behind Our Victoria (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f Mares Chase (5yo+) in Oct.

Special Token (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led, headed before 6th, disputed lead again 7th, led and ridden before 2 out, headed entering straight, no impression, 6th of 16, 17l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.

Ros Brin (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 4 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed after last, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs.