Clonmel

  • 12:45 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.80s
  • Off time: 12:46:00
12:45 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theatre Bird (IRE) 9/2
2nd Pink Hat (IRE) Evs
3rd Kala Brandy (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Pink Hat (IRE) 104
5 11-7 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins Evs2.00
2 407-558 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, white sleeves & cap Bennys Girl (IRE) 53
5 10-13 N Henley R C Colgan 33/134.00
3 PPP-P80 White, emerald green stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 15
6 10-13 V T O'Brien A P Heskin 100/1101.00
4 490447 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHECK, white sleeves & cap Diamond Gesture (IRE) 25
5 10-13 Daniel G Murphy P T Enright 22/123.00
5 2-65360 EmGreen,yellow cross of lorraine,green slvs,yellow stars,grn cap,yellow stars Emmy Lou (IRE) 11
5 10-13 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 33/134.00
6 473 White, maroon star, maroon armlet, check cap Fair Funny (IRE) 50
5 10-13 E U Hales D N Russell 13/27.50
7 P45-5 Emerald Green, Red inverted triangle, Red cap Kala Brandy (IRE) 203
5 10-13 T Townend P Townend 25/126.00
8 708007 White, black panel, black armlet, black diamond on cap Lindas Choice (IRE) 19
6 10-13 J H Scott N P Madden 50/151.00
9 55 Dark blue, white sash & sleeves, dark blue cap Littlegrace Lady (IRE) 19
5 10-13 S Fahey S E Butler (5) 16/117.00
10 7 White, red disc & sleeves, red cap Optimistic Mag (IRE) 165
5 10-13 M Phelan K C Sexton (5) 50/151.00
11 9 Em green, black triple diamond & diamonds on slvs,emGreen cap,black diamonds Shesadingdong (IRE) 15
5 10-13 P Cluskey M J Bolger 100/1101.00
12 U1-8439 BROWN, white disc & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Theatre Bird (IRE) 25
5 10-13 Sean Doyle B J Cooper 9/25.50
13 00-4062 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Tikka Light (IRE) 14
5 10-13 W J Burke M P Walsh 104 8/19.00
14 F2F-99 Yellow, black epaulettes, black chevrons on sleeves, black star on cap Anastasia Elizabet (IRE) 14
4 10-12 M Phelan Andrew J McNamara 66/167.00
15 RED & BLACK HOOPS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Crazy Diva (IRE)
4 10-12 S Curling R M Moran 66/167.00
16 545 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue spots Hell Cat Maggie (IRE) 16
4 10-12 E J O'Grady S J Hassett (3) 16/117.00
17 ROYAL BLUE, white armlet, red cap, white star Idontdalaay (IRE)
4 10-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 16/117.00

Verdict

Willie and Patrick Mullins won this with a 1/8 chance last year and PINK HAT will start at short odds for her hurdling debut. A couple of bumper victories will ensure she's ready to start her new career in top condition and she cannot be realistically opposed. Winning point-to-pointer Tikka Light has gradually improved over timber, though this may prove on the short side, but Theatre Bird has shown some potential and will be suited by the trip. Fair Funny was 11 lengths behind the selection at Wexford in August but showed much improved form at Punchestown last time and may get closer.