Easter 31st March To 2nd April Mares Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 10.00s
- Off time: 14:28:59
|1st||8 Royal Flight||4/1|
|2nd||7 New River||2¼||8/1|
|3rd||6 Ma Belle Amie||2½||6/4f|
Ballymac Lass (IRE) 7
|6||153 10-13||E Cawley||P T Enright||66/1|
Jewel Star (IRE) 226
|6||153 10-13||C A Murphy||A P McCoy||7/2|
Leish Oscar (IRE) 137
|7||153 10-13||N McKnight||R C Colgan||7/1|
Miss Knowall (IRE) 62
|6||153 10-13||Edmond Kent||Mr D MacAuley (5)||33/1|
Not For Burning (IRE) 7
|6||153 10-13||Mrs D Foster||R M Power||20/1|
Ma Belle Amie 14
|5||152 10-12||C Bowe||D N Russell||108||6/4f|
New River (IRE) 14
|5||152 10-12||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||8/1|
Royal Flight (IRE) 20
|5||152 10-12||C Roche||J S McGarvey (7)||4/1|
Sea Rocket (IRE)
|5||152 10-12||C Roche||A P Crowe||25/1|
Sister Annie (IRE) 14
|5||152 10-12||J Cullen||J L Cullen||50/1|
Jewel Star stayed on at the finish after taking her time to warm to the task over the minimum trip at Killarney so it's a surprise she hasn't been entered over further. Royal Flight was beaten a long way when placed at Clonmel three weeks ago and will need to find some more gears but Leish Oscar didn't do much wrong when fading from the last in the race won by Somedaysomehow over this track and trip in October and looks the type who goes well fresh. MA BELLE AMIE appeared to run her best race to date against the progressive Speckled Wood at Thurles a fortnight ago. The remainder were well beaten and Colin Bowe's mare can gain a deserved first success.
Royal Flight (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Mid-division, closer in 4th 4 out, moderate 4th and pushed along after next, left moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 18, 31l behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy.
New River (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, 6th approaching straight and no extra from 2 out, 7th of 18, 35l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Ma Belle Amie 7-2 (10-12) Always prominent and disputed lead, led approaching 3 out and briefly asserted after 2 out, strongly pressed and headed before last, no chance with winner run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 5l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Jewel Star (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) In rear, headway into moderate 7th 3 out, kept on steadily from next, 4th of 18, 11l behind Beabus Jack (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Jul.
Leish Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always prominent, in front after 4 out, headed approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 7l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.
Not For Burning (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 29l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.
Sea Rocket (IRE) Shantou mare out of Ghillie's Bay.
Miss Knowall (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, on terms approaching straight, dropped to moderate 3rd and no extra from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 19l behind Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Sister Annie (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Ballymac Lass (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pulled up after 2nd, in a race won by Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 15 ran.