Frank Ward Solicitors Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed) 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
- Going: Heavy (Soft in place on the Hurdle course)
- Surface: Turf
Urano - Zuzka - Pont Alexandre - Hurricane Fly - Prima Vista - Chelsea - Spurs - Liverpool (All To Win) 35/1
- Winning time: 4m 34.30s
- Off time: 12:55:42
|1st||7 Glens Melody||9/2|
|2nd||3 Jennies Jewel||4½||11/1|
Zuzka (IRE) 29
|6||161 11-7||W P Mullins||R Walsh||140||2/5f|
Indelible Run (IRE) 27
|7||158 11-4||James Dullea||Andrew J McNamara||102||50/1|
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 21
|6||158 11-4||J P Fahey||B J Geraghty||11/1|
Oscars Joy (IRE) 43
|6||158 11-4||Ms M Mullins||D E Mullins||12/1|
Way Up In The Air (IRE) 15
|6||158 11-4||R Tyner||P T Enright||14/1|
Annie Oakley (IRE) 26
|5||156 11-2||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||20/1|
Glens Melody (IRE) 29
|5||156 11-2||W P Mullins||P Townend||127||9/2|
||6||Mrs D A Love||M P Walsh||NR|
||6||T Doyle||M P Burke||102||NR|
In her last three runs over hurdles, ZUZKA has won twice at Grade 3 level and finished close up behind the outstanding Jezki in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse. Although penalised, she looks the one to be on here. Her stablemate Glens Melody was over 6l behind her here last month and would be better suited by a longer trip while Jennies Jewel will need to show improvement after her narrow victory over Upazo at Naas. Oscars Joy may prove best of the remainder after she battled on to score at Fairyhouse.
Kathleen Frances 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th on inner halfway, headway to go 2nd entering straight, not fluent 2 out and soon dropped to 3rd, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl.
Peinora (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway approaching straight and went 2nd soon after 2 out, no impression on winner before last and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl.
Glens Melody (IRE) 2-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, 6th entering straight, ridden into 3rd and no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Zuzka (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, improved into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd from 2 out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl beating Upazo (11-10) by 2l, 17 ran.
Zuzka (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd 3 out, led approaching next, travelled well entering straight, ridden run-in and kept on strongly, won at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec beating Burn And Turn (11-2) by 7l, 11 ran.
Way Up In The Air (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Very free going to start, tracked leaders, 4th halfway and headway to challenge travelling well 2 out, led entering straight and asserted approaching last, driven out and kept on same pace run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy beating Champagne Agent (11-12) by 5l, 12 ran.
Annie Oakley (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on well from last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy beating Queen Of The Hill (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Indelible Run (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Waited with well off the pace in rear, a little closer in 5th 5 out, ridden in pursuit of leader from before last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Tabac Brun (11-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Oscars Joy (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Always prominent, improved to lead entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure from before last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Caoimhe's Delight (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.