Tramore

  • 12:40 Graun Hill Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.10s
  • Off time: 12:40:14
12:40 Tramore Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A Country Girl (IRE) 7/4
2nd Tellherimnothere (IRE) 9/2
3rd Forest Minx (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46/13S-8 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, check cap Henrietta's Way (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 11-7 R O'Neill J L Cullen 25/126.00
2 89/6-328 BLACK, black & yellow hooped sleeves, red cap, white stars Tellherimnothere (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 J J Walsh P T Enright 103 9/25.50
3 215 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap A Country Girl (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
4 11-4 C Roche A P Crowe 7/42.75
4 15650 WHITE, royal blue disc & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Ut Love (FR) 44
Distance Winner
4 11-4 M Palussiere D E Splaine (7) 33/134.00
5 026348 RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Akatara (IRE) 35
4 10-13 M J Bowe R J Jones (5) 104 6/17.00
6 42-F1 Red, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red stars Alystar (IRE) 41
5 10-13 t1 William P Murphy B M Cash 10/111.00
7 BLACK, white diamond & diamonds on sleeves, red cap Bamba's Crown (IRE)
5 10-13 P Magnier M J Bolger (3) 33/134.00
8 35- RED & BLACK CHEVRONS, red sleeves, emerald green cap Forest Minx (IRE) 141
7 10-13 F Ennis I J McCarthy (5) 33/134.00
10 F BROWN, beige sleeves, brown cap Grass Valley (IRE) 37
4 10-13 W J Fitzpatrick D J Bates (5) 66/167.00
11 0-28 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, white cap, emerald green spots Lunacorn (IRE) 48
5 10-13 E O'Grady C D Maxwell (5) 33/134.00
12 57 Yellow, brown triple diamond & armlet, white cap My Blue Violet (IRE) 20
5 10-13 W Delahunty M P Butler (5) 50/151.00
13 1-90 PURPLE, white cross of lorraine, check cap Rapid Heartbeat (IRE) 20
5 10-13 t1 C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
14 1-04583 Pink, purple stars on cap Saddleoncemore (IRE) 69
6 10-13 t Shane Joyce M Darcy 14/115.00
15 3 White & black hoops, black chevrons on sleeves, check cap The Folkes Choice 37
5 10-13 H de Bromhead J R Barry 4/15.00
Non runners
9Goulane Vixen (IRE)410-13Ronald CurranP D Kennedy
160Kippbeag (IRE)510-13E McCarthyReserve 1
179-77Missus Archie (IRE)510-13J C McConnellReserve 2
1820239PGreat Oak (IRE)510-13J W NicholsonReserve 399

Verdict

Akatara has shown promise on several occasions but is still a maiden after a dozen runs. Several of these are penalised for bumper victories including A Country Girl and Tellherimnothere. The former makes her debut over timber while the latter has shown some useful form over obstacles and is expected to go well. THE FOLKES CHOICE attracted some support on her racecourse debut in a Thurles maiden last month where she travelled well for a long way before fading. Today's less testing conditions should be in her favour and she can get off the mark.