Thurles

  • 15:45 Holycross Mares Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.40s
  • Off time: 15:45:57
15:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beluckyagain (IRE) 11/4
2nd Peinemma (IRE) 16/1
3rd Dark Victory (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P-19 Dark blue, grey hollow box, grey armlet, dark blue cap Bell's Cross (IRE) 8
7 11-9 P Breen Mr P F Casey (7) 50/151.00
2 4-32 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Beluckyagain (IRE) 113
6 11-9 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 11/43.75
3 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing West (IRE)
6 11-9 W J Austin Mr D Skehan (7) 25/126.00
4 24-14F3 PINK & PURPLE CHEVRONS, pink sleeves, striped cap Contessa Margerita (IRE) 10
7 11-9 S Aherne Miss S Ahern (7) 8/19.00
5 042-7 Royal blue, red epaulettes & sleeves, red cap, white star Cordelia Belle (IRE) 25
7 11-9 H de Bromhead Mr D Roche (5) 8/19.00
6 65- Brown, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Harbour Pearl (IRE) 294
6 11-9 John F Phelan Mr D L Queally (5) 33/134.00
7 PU3-9 Dark green & maroon halved, sleeves reversed, dark green cap Native Rye (IRE) 233
6 11-9 c J J Walsh A McCurtin (7) 33/134.00
8 1 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Cloudy Rock (IRE) 57
5 11-7 S O O'Brien Mr J T Carroll (3) 4/51.80
9 9 RED & BLACK HOOPS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Crazy Diva (IRE) 32
5 11-7 t1 S Curling Mr Derek O'Connor 33/134.00
10 BLACK, yellow chevron, black cap Darcys Hope (IRE)
5 11-7 P E Collins Mr J P Murphy (7) 25/126.00
11 0-0 BROWN & YELLOW HOOPS, black & white quartered cap Dark Victory (IRE) 249
5 11-7 S M O'Donoghue Mr C Motherway (3) 40/141.00
12 0 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves, black star on cap Its Who You Are (IRE) 11
5 11-7 Jeffrey Ian Mulhern N M Kelly (7) 25/126.00
13 EMERALD GREEN, red chevron & sleeves, emerald green cap Joy Neville
5 11-7 E McNamara Mr E P O'Brien (7) 33/134.00
14 48 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Peinemma (IRE) 6
5 11-7 T Doyle Miss N Doyle (7) 16/117.00
15 0- ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Queen (IRE) 265
5 11-7 T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 33/134.00
16 0 White, orange chevron, yellow & orange hooped sleeves, yellow cap, white diamond Tressel (IRE) 11
5 11-7 J G Fitzgerald Mr T Donworth (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

BELUCKYAGAIN hasn't raced since September and is clearly no world-beater but she showed enough with a staying-on second behind Theos Well at Listowel to suggest she can go close in a race like this. Cordelia Belle will have improved for a run over hurdles at Tramore and was second in a similar contest at Downpatrick last spring while Contessa Margerita wasn't beaten far at Limerick 10 days ago and has to enter calculations on that effort. Bell's Cross and Cloudy Rock are winning pointers while Strandfield Queen is nicely-bred and will have learned plenty from her debut at Fairyhouse last April.