Killarney

  • 17:20 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,254 3rd €529 4th €288
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.40s
  • Off time: 17:20:19
17:20 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clarach (IRE) 20/1
2nd Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 7/1
3rd Lisrenny Lady 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52519/3- ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Bohola Lady 276
6 11-7 t J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
2 1005/20- WHITE, emerald green hoop, emerald green sleeves, white cap Carrig Cottage (IRE) 252
8 11-7 M P Fitzgerald D J Casey 33/134.00
3 21270- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 44
6 11-7 H de Bromhead T J Doyle 108 7/18.00
4 5212-0 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Ceol Rua (IRE) 12
6 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 11/102.10
6 P- Light blue, black chevron, black chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Arctic Clouds (IRE) 36
5 10-13 A J McNamara S W Jackson 66/167.00
7 420290- WHITE, red stars, dark blue & light blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & light blue striped cap Backinthere (IRE) 89
6 10-13 E F Gallagher A P Heskin (5) 20/121.00
8 0-5 Black, emerald green triple diamond, black cap Be Frankful (IRE) 17
6 10-13 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 50/151.00
9 P3P/ ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap Beneficial Leap (IRE) 526
7 10-13 Dermot Day K M Donoghue (5) 50/151.00
10 27/5B54- RED, black hoop & armlet, black cap Boro Bee (IRE) 39
8 10-13 T Mullins P Carberry 97 10/111.00
11 633239- PURPLE, purple & pink check cap Clarach (IRE) 188
6 10-13 A Mullins D E Mullins (3) 108 20/121.00
12 260393- RED, white stars, white sleeves, striped cap Evesham Star (IRE) 29
7 10-13 D Ahern D N Russell 100 7/18.00
13 FP1/PF-0 LIGHT BLUE, large black spots, red cap, black spots Lackabane Jessie (IRE) 19
6 10-13 W J Burke M J Ferris 66/167.00
14 60/627F- Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Lady Samphire (IRE) 240
5 10-13 D Budds P F Mangan (5) 99 25/126.00
15 R/P2022- Dark green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, red cap, dark green diamond Lisrenny Lady 51
7 10-13 b C Ross R C Colgan 101 8/19.00
17 521/0P-3 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue seams, striped cap Wheresmary (IRE) 22
8 10-13 S P Hennessy C J Quish (7) 20/121.00
18 4212/05- RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Witness Belle (IRE) 53
8 10-13 T O'Brien R M Power 20/121.00
20 0 Black, white seams, white armlet, black cap Angel Star (IRE) 22
6 10-13 E McNamara R J Jones (7) 50/151.00
21 F1/9- Purple, large yellow spots, yellow spots on sleeves, white cap Bluebell Princess (IRE) 201
6 10-13 J J Mangan P T Enright 50/151.00
Non runners
50/2572-Andunowhat (IRE)610-13J J WalshP T Enright
16007840-Shellys Creek (IRE)510-13F FloodA P Crowe93
19FU17/0Lisdaleen (IRE)610-13A J MartinReserve 1

Verdict

CEOL RUA won a Punchestown bumper on ground with plenty of give on New Year's Eve before finishing runner-up in a Listed event at Aintree. She was thrown in at the deep end in the Champion Bumper back at Punchestown and made no impression on stablemate Lovethehigherlaw but this is a low-key start to her hurdling career and she should be up to it. Andunowhat has made steady progress in bumpers and can go well on her first start over timber but Catcherinthescratcher's best form has come in testing conditions. Boro Bee has some fair form but she was behind Lisrenny Lady when Cecil Ross' mare finished an excellent runner-up to Dibella in a huge field at Navan last time and is unlikely to reverse the form. Clarach and Evesham Star has both done enough to warrant attention, especially the latter who ran very well behind Shifa at Gowran last time.