Thurles

  • 14:05 Holy Cross Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.30s
  • Off time: 14:07:01
14:05 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speckled Wood (IRE) 8/11
2nd Ma Belle Amie 7/2
3rd Garron Crest (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 P Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, white cap Jacks Sky (IRE) 48
7 10-13 A J McNamara Andrew J McNamara 50/151.00
3 65-9357 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Mimosa Star (IRE) 154
6 10-13 Mrs J Cashin M J Ferris 40/141.00
4 3-067 White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 35
8 10-13 R Murphy J R Barry 40/141.00
5 BPP-P7 Emerald green, white sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Oscar Town (IRE) 6
6 10-13 J J Mangan P F Mangan 50/151.00
6 70- Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Pippa Rose (IRE) 356
6 10-13 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (3) 66/167.00
7 0 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, light green spots Southern Squaw (IRE) 44
7 10-13 T J Nagle-Jr S J Gray (3) 50/151.00
8 0- YELLOW, large royal blue spots, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 395
7 10-13 S Ryan R M Moran 50/151.00
9 00F70 ROYAL BLUE & MAROON CHECK, royal blue sleeves, check cap Tudor Fashion (IRE) 25
6 10-13 D Deacon S W Flanagan 100/1101.00
10 695858 BLACK & RED STRIPES, white cap Zara (IRE) 35
7 10-13 ht T Mullins P Townend 83 11/112.00
11 P WHITE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 173
5 10-12 W J Fitzpatrick R Loughran 100/1101.00
12 0 YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Garron Crest (IRE) 43
5 10-12 M A Cahill M P Walsh 66/167.00
13 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Kiltipford Lady (IRE)
5 10-12 K Purcell T J Doyle 33/134.00
14 943453 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue spots Ma Belle Amie 47
5 10-12 C Bowe D N Russell 104 7/24.50
15 63 EMERALD GREEN, red cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, quartered cap New River (IRE) 27
5 10-12 p1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/18.00
16 WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Sister Annie (IRE)
5 10-12 J Cullen J L Cullen 50/151.00
17 32 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Speckled Wood (IRE) 52
5 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 8/111.73
18 Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap Vergalda (IRE)
5 10-12 W J Burke A E Lynch 20/121.00
19 05-5 DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Teochew (IRE) 101
5 10-12 Edmond Kent Mr D MacAuley (5) 12/113.00
Non runners
195Claudia Augusta (IRE)710-13D T HughesM A Enright
2054695Glen Beg (IRE)610-13Miss E DoyleReserve 2
21PFP-35SUnbreakablespirit (IRE)810-13Daniel HowardReserve 3

Verdict

SPECKLED WOOD has run twice over this track and trip and her latest effort behind the very promising Unika La Reconce bodes well for her chances here. That was an improvement on her earlier run and with further progress likely she looks the one to beat. Ma Belle Amie has done better over longer trips though she had little chance in a Grade 3 over 3m at Limerick last time. This is more her class and she should get into the mix. New River, a decent maiden on the Flat for Richard Hannon, attempted to make all here last month but was headed at halfway and could only stay on at one pace. She's the type to improve and should do better than stablemate Claudia Augusta, who was well behind the selection in December.