Clonmel

  • 15:00 Clonmel Oil Chase Day November 16th Mares Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €8,624 2nd €2,673 3rd €1,274 4th €574
  • Going: Soft (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:23
15:00 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shattered Love (IRE) 4/9
2nd Miss Eyecatcher (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 461211 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Miss Eyecatcher (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 11-6 h R J McGrath P Townend 130 7/24.50
2 2132F-0 White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Goulane Davina (IRE) 25
Course Winner
8 11-2 S Spillane D J McInerney (7) 123 50/151.00
3 341P5-3 White, black cross sashes, black sleeves, red cap Knockraha Pylon (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-2 t A Maguire D N Russell 122 12/113.00
4 2U-6105 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Lily Yeats (IRE) 61
6 11-2 ht Shane Crawley C D Timmons (3) 50/151.00
5 21107-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shattered Love (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
6 11-2 t G Elliott J W Kennedy 4/91.44
6 4290-30 PURPLE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, hooped cap Emcon (IRE) 14
Course Winner
8 11-0 W J Austin K C Sexton 126 16/117.00
7 P10440- Black & pink diamonds, halved sleeves, white cap Head Turner (IRE) 22
Course Winner
6 10-10 P A Fahy C M Leonard (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

SHATTERED LOVE, a Grade 3 winning hurdler, was found an easy opportunity on her chasing debut at Fairyhouse but couldn't have done it any better, disputing the lead throughout before going well clear. This is a stiffer test but it will be a surprise if she's beaten. Miss Eyecatcher is proving a real money-spinner for her small yard and, after a very promising debut over fences at Killarney, has gained easy victories at Listowel and Tipperary. She has to concede weight to the selection which may be just beyond her though looks certain to give a good account. Goulane Davina gained a course and distance victory on heavy ground in February and will be winning again soon though she was receiving a stone from Head Turner when beaten a neck over hurdles at Limerick in December and the winner is an interesting recruit to fences. Any further rain would suit Knockraha Pylon.