Leopardstown

  • 13:25 I.T.B.A Fillies Scheme E.B.F. Mares Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €27,625 2nd €8,075 3rd €3,825 4th €1,275
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.50s
  • Off time: 13:26:20
13:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Girl Salley (IRE) 11/4
2nd Stephanie Kate (IRE) 9/2
3rd What A Charm (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-23F14 PURPLE, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Golden Sunbird (IRE) 18
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-5 t P Nolan R Walsh 133 9/25.50
2 727311 White, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Madame Mado (FR) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-5 William P Murphy B M Cash 123 17/29.50
3 1122-60 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue diamond, light green cap Oilily (IRE) 154
8 11-5 S Byrne Mr S P Byrne 135 8/19.00
4 11-6683 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our Girl Salley (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs P Dobbs B J Geraghty 137 11/43.75
5 110- BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Magen's Star (IRE) 289
6 11-2 T Stack D J Condon 137 5/16.00
6 421-115 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Sounds Of Thunder 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-1 b G Elliott P Carberry 117 33/134.00
7 0-P1000 Royal blue & orange check, orange seams on sleeves, orange star on cap Lillymile (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 10-13 Mrs P Gavin Andrew J McNamara 93 50/151.00
8 D5-2F22 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Stephanie Kate (IRE) 32
5 10-13 C F Swan D G Hogan 121 9/25.50
9 7571-0 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What A Charm (IRE) 53
Course Winner
4 10-9 p A L T Moore P Townend 125 5/16.00

Verdict

Our Girl Salley beat a strong field in this last year when it carried Listed status and looks certain to make another bold bid as she ran well behind Mikael D'Haguenet at Fairyhouse last time. The only four-year-old in the line-up, Sounds Of Thunder, hasn't been in the best of form on the Flat since completing a hurdling double in moderate company while Oilily was beaten 14 lengths by Our Girl Salley in a Limerick bumper last year. Golden Sunbird reverts to hurdles after three recent runs over fences which may have blunted her pace and Madame Mado is taking a big leap in class. Stephanie Kate is another who has been chasing and she was firmly put in her place by MAGEN'S STAR at Clonmel in February. Tommy Stack's mare can take this as though she failed to sparkle at Cheltenham subsequently, where a mistake at the second unsettled her, she has been given her plenty of time to recover.