BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase (2m) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 5 runners)
  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 27.90s
  • Off time: 13:46:36

Full Result

13:45 Naas
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Avondhu Lady (IRE) David Fenton 9 11-3 M A Enright 6/1
SP 6/1 Led, headed before 2nd and chased leader, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge entering straight, ridden to lead before 2 out, kept on well under pressure from before last, all out opened 13/2
2nd nk 2 Byerley Babe (IRE) R Tyner 7 11-4 P T Enright 7/4
SP 7/4 Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, 3rd entering straight, ridden into 2nd last, pressed winner run-in, just held opened 6/4
3rd 4 Lead Kindly Light (IRE) S Byrne 10 11-3 pt A D Leigh 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up in 4th, ridden after 2 out, closer last, 3rd and no impression leaders run-in, kept on same pace
4th 1 Tarla (FR) W P Mullins 8 11-6 R Walsh 9/10f
SP 9/10f Ran freely early, led before 2nd, jumped right 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, headed before 2 out, ridden and mistake last, no extra run-in opened 1/1
5th 80 5 Dancin' Glory (IRE) R K Watson 8 10-10 M J Bolger 100/1
SP 100/1 Always in rear, no impression before 2 out, ridden 2 out, weakened
NR 6 Hill Rock (IRE) N Henley 8 10-10 S A Shortall (7)
NR 7 Summer Star (IRE) T M Walsh 6 10-10 Ms K Walsh

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.20 Tote Place £3.40 £1.02 Straight Forecast £17.59 Exacta £9.80

Placepot €9.30

Analysis

David Fenton: "She's never let us down - she's game and tough. I thought the two miles might be a bit sharp for her, but that trip here on that ground is a test of stamina. They got into a battle in the straight and that's her forte. Tarla and Byerley Babe are two good mares and I have the two-and-a-half-miler at Fairyhouse in mind for my one now (the Grade Three John and Chich Fowler Memorial Mares Chase). The lads (owner, Richard Flynn of the Avondhu Bar in Fermoy) were thinking about the Irish National, but she's a bit small for a big field like that."