Cork

  • 16:40 Golden Olive Maiden1m 150y

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Good (Round: Good to Firm plcs, Sprint: Good to Yielding plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.17s
  • Off time: 16:41:34
16:40 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Back Burner (IRE) 3/1
2nd Hurricane Twister (IRE) 66/1
3rd Mereli (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 0- Emerald green & red quartered, red sleeves, red stars on cap Courtileo (AUS) 269
5 10-2 D P Kelly S Foley (3) 50/151.00
2 (1) 096-0 MAROON, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, royal blue star Hurricane Twister (IRE) 9
4 10-2 t1 V Clifford C T Keane (10) 65 66/167.00
3 (6) 00 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mighty Whitey (IRE) 9
5 10-2 bt N C Kelly M P Butler (5) 20/121.00
4 (4) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Lily Marette (IRE)
4 9-11 J S Bolger M A Carr (10) 20/121.00
5 (2) 65 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Simply Ravishing (IRE) 8
6 9-11 P J Flynn D M Grant 16/117.00
6 (5) 32-4 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Back Burner (IRE) 11
3 9-5 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 79 3/14.00
7 (12) 0856 MAROON Mafi (IRE) 22
3 9-5 E Lynam C O'Donoghue 78 13/27.50
8 (8) 48-2 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Mereli (IRE) 30
3 9-5 t M Halford Johnny Murtagh 7/24.50
10 (11) ROYAL BLUE, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap Lady Kasora (IRE)
3 9-0 J J Murphy W J Lee 33/134.00
11 (7) 0-4 Black, White sleeves, Pink cap Livia's Wake (IRE) 32
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 6/17.00
12 (3) 34 LIGHT BLUE, brown seams, white & brown striped cap London Plane (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 T Stack S A Gray (7) 8/19.00
13 (10) 4 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Shazamour (IRE) 7
3 9-0 t J S Bolger K J Manning 9/25.50
Non runners
9 (9)7Comedic Art (IRE)39-0D K WeldP J Smullen

Verdict

Back Burner looked certain to appreciate a stiffer test of stamina when returning to action over 7f at Tipperary and he should get that here. Shazamour wasn't particularly fancied on her debut at Listowel but ran well and will have benefited from the experience. She should make her presence felt but MERELI looks the answer. Mick Halford's son of Cape Cross was never likely to show much in his first season but showed that a race of this nature is within his capabilities when just caught by Estithmaar over the C&D a month ago with Mafi behind. That will have done him the world of good and he gets the nod over London Plane, who has looked in need of further on both starts over 7f.