Hook Mares Beginners Chase 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, 14 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Surface: Turf
Bee Fallon (IRE) 9
|7||161 11-7||Patrick Day||Mr B O Walsh (7)|
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 19
|7||161 11-7||R H Lalor||Mr J R Lalor (7)|
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 51
|7||161 11-7 t1||Declan Queally||M P Butler (5)|
Dante Anna (IRE) 19
|7||161 11-7 bt||R O'Connor||MR C L Murphy (7)|
Evesham Star (IRE) 19
|8||161 11-7||D Ahern||H D Dunne (7)|
Flying Windsor (IRE) 373
|8||161 11-7||W J Lanigan||N P Madden||89|
Galianna (IRE) 30
|8||161 11-7||P J Flynn||D J Casey|
Knockcroghery (IRE) 17
|5||161 11-7||J W Nicholson||M A Enright (5)|
Ocean Bright (USA) 19
|6||161 11-7||D A McLoughlin||C D Maxwell (3)|
Offside Rule (IRE) 12
|6||161 11-7 t||M Cullen||A E Lynch||95|
Pink Goddess (IRE) 12
|9||161 11-7 p||G T Cuthbert||M J Ferris|
Rising Time (IRE) 24
|6||161 11-7 bt||P Nolan||M N Doran (5)|
Sweet Maria (IRE) 38
|6||161 11-7||J A Berry||A F O'Neill (7)|
Pur Style (FR) 226
|4||149 10-9||E J O'Grady||P F Mangan|
||6||11-7||C Byrnes||P T Enright||1/1|
Galianna doesn't have a jumping pedigree and she's won four times on the Flat but she's also scored twice over hurdles so shouldn't be dismissed. Evesham Star failed to complete in her first two starts over fences but did better at Clonmel last time and should get into the mix. Pur Style was purchased as a chaser from France where she had experience over fences as a three-year-old. She's been confined to Grade 2 company in three starts over timber for Edward O'Grady but will do much better now tackling the bigger obstacles and has all the allowances here. RISING TIME enters the fray in very good form having finished a close second to Moncherie over fences at Tramore and giving Top Madam a fright over timber here. With her young rider claiming 5lb she looks the one to be on.
Bee Fallon (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs, 7th 1/2way, no extra str, 7th of 14, 19l behind Plettenburg Bay (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Chased leader in 2nd, led 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 22l behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 5 out, no impression from 3 out, 13th of 18, 35l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.
Dante Anna (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, lost place 4 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace from before straight, 8th of 17, 23l behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Evesham Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 8th before straight, ridden in 5th and no impression 2 out, 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs.
Flying Windsor (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, fell 5 out, in a race won by Golden Sunbird (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov '11, 13 ran.
Galianna (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, niggled along from 4 out, chased winner from before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before next, 8th of 13, 35l behind Beef To The Heels (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 gs.
Ocean Bright (USA) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 15, 29l behind Avondhu Lady (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs.
Offside Rule (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 8th of 16, 20l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.
Pink Goddess (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, soon chased leaders, no extra 5 out, 13th of 16, 47l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.
Rising Time (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, went 3rd 3 out and soon ridden along, 2nd approaching last but no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Top Madam (10-10) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct.
Sweet Maria (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, 10th early, kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 16, 30l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.
Pur Style (FR) 25-1 (10-3) Led, joined before 3 out, soon headed and weakened, completely tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Shadow Eile (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) (4yo+) (1) gd in Apr.