I.T.B.A. Fillies Scheme Novice Hurdle 2m 4f
- (5-7yo, 2m 4f, 8 runners)
- Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 19.80s
- Off time: 13:31:21
|1st||1 Glens Melody||4/6f|
|2nd||5 Byerley Babe||2¾||9/2|
Glens Melody (IRE) 27
|5||159 11-5||W P Mullins||P Townend||127||4/6f|
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 14
|7||156 11-2||P Byrne||D N Russell||112||16/1|
Tasitiocht (IRE) 80
|6||156 11-2||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins (ex1)||126||7/2|
Toye Native (IRE) 31
|5||154 11-0||C A McBratney||A E Lynch||109||16/1|
Byerley Babe (IRE) 20
|6||151 10-11||R Tyner||P T Enright||9/2|
Lucrecia Borgia (IRE) 53
|6||151 10-11||Lady J Fowler||M J Bolger (3)||66/1|
Teochew (IRE) 10
|5||149 10-9||Edmond Kent||D Macauley (5)||50/1|
Tropical Three (IRE) 117
|5||149 10-9||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||25/1|
Back In A Tic (IRE)
||6||10-11||C Kidd||S G McDermott||25/1|
Some promising types here but stablemates GLENS MELODY and Tasitiocht look the pair to concentrate on with the vote going to the former. She has a penalty for landing a Listed contest in comfortable style at Leopardstown and a Cheltenham entry suggests she is considered just the better of the Willie Mullins pair at present. Her stablemate is progressing really nicely and though not far in front of Carries Darling at Wexford last time the 2m trip would have been too short. Byerley Babe made a couple of mistakes when runner-up at Punchestown but like Limerick winner Toye Native she'll need to make further improvement and Lough Roe Lady has been well beaten in a couple of handicaps.
Glens Melody (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 2 out, improved to led approaching last, ridden clear run-in, won at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares Listed nov hdl (1) in Jan beating Jennies Jewel (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Byerley Babe (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, stayed on into 2nd before last, pressed winner run-in, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Born In Fire (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Tasitiocht (IRE) 1-2fav (11-7) Made all, ridden out and stayed on well run-in, won at Wexford 2m mrs nov hdl in Dec beating Carries Darling (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tropical Three (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd entering straight and ridden to lead briefly over 2f out, soon headed and dropped to 3rd 1f out, no extra, 6th of 8, 14l behind Thunder And Roses (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct.
Toye Native (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, 4th approaching straight, challenged and led between last 2, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan beating Queen Of The Hill (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Teochew (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to challenge 3 out, no impression from 2 out and soon no chance with first 2, no extra, 5th of 18, 29l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Lucrecia Borgia (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 16, well behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, dropped towards rear when slight mistake 2 out, no extra, 12th of 17, 20l behind Summer Star (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.