Thurles

  • 15:20 Miceal Fitzgibon Memorial E.B.F. Mares Novice Chase3m

  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 11.20s
  • Off time: 15:20:19
15:20 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 10/1
2nd Ros Brin (IRE) 8/1
3rd Flamingos Gold (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 861314 RED, dark green cross of lorraine, striped cap Avondhu Lady (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 11-7 David Fenton R J Jones (3) 128 11/43.75
2 2-41323 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 47
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-4 D M O'Brien J L Cullen 117 10/111.00
3 F262-41 Grey, orange slvs, maroon cap Banjaxed Girl 100
Distance Winner
9 11-4 Lady J Fowler M J Bolger (3) 128 5/23.50
4 02P-331 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Madam Bovary (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 123 15/82.88
5 53F198 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, emerald green cap Ros Brin (IRE) 21
7 11-4 G A Kingston S J Gray (3) 121 8/19.00
6 00171P Yellow, red stars, red sleeves, red cap, yellow star Bee Fallon (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
8 10-13 Patrick Day D J Bates (3) 50/151.00
8 0330-00 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Dead End (IRE) 103
8 10-13 p R K Watson T P Treacy 66/167.00
9 850626 Royal blue, white triple diamond, white stars on cap Flamingos Gold (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
10 10-13 R Murphy D E Splaine (5) 83 50/151.00
Non runners
78-3PF44Caheronaun (IRE)710-13D T HughesB J Cooper

Verdict

It will take a good effort to beat BANJAXED GIRL, who made all and jumped really well to gain her first success over fences at Punchestown. She has a touch of quality about her and with that confidence booster under her belt is expected to go on to better things. Avondhu Lady has already won twice over fences and run well in graded company so she must be considered a threat despite her extra penalty. Madam Bovary has been progressing steadily culminating in a fine effort to land a beginners' event at Punchestown. She should make her presence felt along with Caheronaun, who may be suited by further despite a disappointing run over 2m5f at Tramore.