• 13:45 BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase 2m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.90s
  • Off time: 13:46:36
13:45 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Avondhu Lady (IRE) 6/1
2nd Byerley Babe (IRE) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1FF14-1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Tarla (FR) 265
8 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 144 9/101.90
2 11-2611 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Byerley Babe (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
7 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 134 7/42.75
3 23-4331 RED, dark green cross of lorraine, striped cap Avondhu Lady (IRE) 35
9 11-3 David Fenton M A Enright 134 6/17.00
4 35-5724 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 44
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-3 pt S Byrne A D Leigh 125 14/115.00
5 0/36-090 Blue, green slvs, black cap Dancin' Glory (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
8 10-10 R K Watson M J Bolger 100/1101.00
Non runners
6167802Hill Rock (IRE)810-10N HenleyS A Shortall97
71100-06Summer Star (IRE)610-10T M WalshMs K Walsh


TARLA's chase career has been a little hit-and-miss so far and she's been a victim of her own enthusiasm on a couple of occasions. But she's useful when everything comes together and, with a recent absence unlikely to be a problem, can give weight to these. Byerley Babe did well to beat Une Artiste in a Grade 2 at Thurles last month and will make a bold bid to complete her hat-trick. She has the beating of Hill Rock but has a few pounds to find with the selection on official ratings, as does recent Cork hurdles winner Avondhu Lady. Lead Kindly Light was a long way behind Willie Mullins' mare in a Grade 2 at Clonmel last season and shouldn't reverse running here.