Thurles

  • 13:45 Holycross Mares Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €7,935 2nd €1,840 3rd €804 4th €460
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.30s
  • Off time: 13:45:19
13:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fantastic Gold 9/2
2nd Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 11/4
3rd Katys Girl (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 145223- RED, dark green cross of lorraine, striped cap Avondhu Lady (IRE) 181
8 11-10 David Fenton B J Cooper 133 3/14.00
2 150061 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
8 11-10 p M Butler S G McDermott 120 10/111.00
4 210-136 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-2 S O O'Brien A P Heskin 11/43.75
5 R41451 Emerald green & royal blue diabolo, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green stars Katys Girl (IRE) 22
7 11-2 bt Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 4/15.00
6 115/55P- LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 190
Course Winner
8 11-0 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor (5) 125 8/19.00
7 533425 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Fantastic Gold 10
7 11-0 pt M Cullinane Mr E J O'connell 122 9/25.50
9 2133-16 DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap Hill Rock (IRE) 12
7 10-10 t N Henley R M Power 33/134.00
10 83F572 DARK GREEN, red triple diamond, red diamonds on sleeves, dark green cap Kalico Kim (IRE) 12
9 10-10 t J P Ryan D E Splaine (3) 97 20/121.00
Non runners
3292-713Victrix Gale (IRE)711-10A J MartinR Walsh124
860443-4Back In A Tic (IRE)710-10C KiddP Townend

Verdict

Avondhu Lady is the form pick on her placed efforts at Grade level though she generally needs her opening run and is penalised. Victrix Gale also carries extra for her two chase victories but arrives in good heart having scored over hurdles at Galway before a fair run at Listowel. Fantastic Gold receives allowances from the top three and her close second to Minella For Value at Ballinrobe puts her in the frame though the race conditions suit BACK IN A TIC, a close fourth in a Limerick Grade 3 on heavy ground in March and fit from last month's run at Listowel.