Munster Mares Maiden Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, 11 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:36
Full result
Result 14:20 Limerick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Backinthere 9/1
2nd 5 Milestone Miss ½ 20/1
3rd 7 Tell Me Lucy 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0290/50-
WHITE, red stars, dark blue & light blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & light blue striped cap Backinthere (IRE) 541
  • T:E F Gallagher
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 0290/50-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 E F Gallagher A P Heskin 9/1
2 6-7558
RED & WHITE STRIPES, check cap C'est La Mode (IRE) 32
  • T:R Donohoe
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 6-7558
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 t R Donohoe B Hayes (5) 25/1
3 F
Emerald green & light green check, light green sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green & light green check cap Gortmore Express (IRE) 135
  • T:John O'Shaughnessy
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 John O'Shaughnessy D E Splaine (5) 50/1
4 0-P003
White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Goulane Vixen (IRE) 10
  • T:S Spillane
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 0-P003
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 t S Spillane M J Ferris 91 10/1
5 6F08
Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Milestone Miss (IRE) 17
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 6F08
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 20/1
6 F-
WHITE, red panel & sleeves, black & white hooped cap Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 269
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: F-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 G Elliott D J Condon 7/1
7 3-P2721
Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, red cap Tell Me Lucy (IRE) 38
  • T:Declan Queally
  • J:Mr D L Queally
  • Form: 3-P2721
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 t1 Declan Queally Mr D L Queally (5) 12/1
8 00-255P
Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Under The Spell (IRE) 65
  • T:M McDonagh
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 00-255P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 M McDonagh A E Lynch 8/1
9 0
Red, black hoop, black armlet, striped cap Ceann Phoil Cailin (IRE) 25
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 t P Nolan R M Power 12/1
10 2F546P
Purple, white cross sashes, hooped cap Daisyanabelle (IRE) 20
  • T:L Young
  • J:E F Power
  • Form: 2F546P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 b L Young E F Power 96 14/1
11 72
Grey, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow star on cap Italian Chorus (IRE) 38
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:M N Doran
  • Form: 72
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 11/10f

In depth

Verdict

A very moderate contest but a good opportunity for ITALIAN CHORUS to go one better than when runner-up to Special Bar over 2m3f at Naas. She wasn't stopping at the finish so the extra furlong shouldn't be a problem and the opposition looks weak. Daisyanabelle ran a couple of decent races on good ground in the summer but has floundered in the mud so it's Gouland Vixen who looks the main threat. She ran a much better race behind Tennis Cap at Cork last time and with further progress likely should make her presence felt. Wining point-to-pointer Back In There has shown a glimmer of ability over hurdles and wouldn't need much improvement to figure here.

Formwatch

Backinthere (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent very early, soon mid-division, no extra approaching 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Catcherinscratcher (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun '11.

Milestone Miss (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, no threat in straight, 8th of 16, 21l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.

Tell Me Lucy (IRE) Evens (11-7) Ld, hdd 3rd, disp from 7th, ld 4out, hdd brfly 3out, ld again 2out & in command last, kow flat, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Oscar Amy (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl 4th 3out, rdn & not qckn in 4th bef last & fell, in a race won by Carrig Rua Lady (12-0) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 16 ran.

Goulane Vixen (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Attempted to make all, headed 3 out, dropped to 3rd and no impression from next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Tennis Cap (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.

C'est La Mode (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without troubling leaders, 8th of 16, 22l behind Cailin Annamh (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) gd in Oct.

Gortmore Express (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, under pressure when slight mistake 4 out, behind when fell last, in a race won by Beabus Jack (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Jul, 18 ran.

Ceann Phoil Cailin (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear at ordinary pace, closer order 4f out, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 18, 25l behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs.

Under The Spell (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep, 15 ran.

Daisyanabelle (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon well off pace in mid-division, no extra 4 out and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl, 17 ran.

Italian Chorus (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway from 3 out, went 4th entering straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.