Cork

  • 14:15 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Lombardstown Mares Novice Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 33.80s
  • Off time: 14:16:01
14:15 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Great Oak (IRE) 14/1
2nd Our Girl Lucy (IRE) 16/1
3rd Glibin (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 521/111 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Tarla (FR) 24
6 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/111.36
2 8-22114 Brown, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Dazzling Susie (IRE) 129
Beaten Favourite
7 11-1 b1 John F Phelan B T O'Connell 137 8/19.00
3 261473 White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves & cap Glibin (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
7 11-1 t C Bowe D J Condon 122 20/121.00
4 212243 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 11-1 J W Nicholson M A Enright 127 14/115.00
5 940601 WHITE & BLACK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black star Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 10
Course Winner
7 10-11 t Declan Queally R J Jones 127 16/117.00
6 121-342 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Mae's Choice (IRE) 10
6 10-11 G Elliott P Carberry 7/18.00
7 12P212 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, white cap Our Girl Lucy (IRE) 45
Course Winner
6 10-11 t T Cooper B J Cooper 114 16/117.00
8 8F-3123 White & black hoops, black chevrons on sleeves, check cap The Folkes Choice 42
6 10-11 H de Bromhead P T Enright 16/117.00

Verdict

TARLA made no mistake on her switch to the larger obstacles at Clonmel and if Willie Mullins' mare turns up in the same form, she looks difficult to oppose. Dazzling Susie and Glibin met at Galway in August and it's currently one each in terms of their meetings. Cnoc Seoda had won a point-to-point over three miles prior to racing under Rules, but she still had enough speed to account for Mae's Choice at Thurles. The Folkes Choice has fewer miles on the clock than most and is likely to have built upon a respectable debut at Tramore. Great Oak has proved a far better chaser than hurdler and needs to have improved again in order to be a factor.