Racecards

13:55 Thurles (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Novice Chase

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €13,000
  • 2nd: €3,800
  • 3rd: €1,800
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 10.90s
  • Off Time: 13:55:16
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap
  • Form 3-F3631
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

led and disputed, 2nd before 7 out, in front again 4 out, clear before straight, good jumps last 2 and stayed on well, comfortably

2
Silk - BROWN, red sash & cap
  • Form 2642D1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 116

close up and disputed lead, in front before 7 out, soon briefly clear, headed 4 out, no impression on winner from before straight, dropped to 4th run-in

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap
9/1
  • Form 33FP85
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13

close up, mistake and reminder 7th, tended to jump a bit left, 3rd approaching 4 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on into 2nd without troubling winner run-in

4
Silk - RED, white panel, striped sleeves & cap
100/1
  • Form 000-89U
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 74

always in rear, no extra from 5 out, tailed off

5
Silk - Emerald green & pink chevrons, emerald green sleeves, pink cap, em green star
  • Form 90044F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13

waited with, closer in 4th 4 out, soon no extra under pressure

6
Silk - Royal blue, white cross sashes, yellow cap
  • Form 243BF2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13

waited with behind leaders, mistake 10th, a little slow next, dropped to 5th 4 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on into 3rd run-in

In depth

Verdict

Special Token was disqualified after finishing first past the post at Cork but made amends with an easy victory at Limerick. He's probably capable of better but the race in which Carrigeen Lechuga beat DEFINITE CLASS, also at Limerick, looks a stronger event and these two can fight out the finish again. The winner had just over a length to spare but the runner-up made a couple of costly mistakes and, provided she jumps better, should take her revenge. Ballinahow Lady was well beaten that day and the remainder will need to find improvement to figure.

Formwatch

Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Waited with but in touch, closer order approaching 4 out, led 2 out, soon clear, reduced lead last, stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs hvy beating Definite Class (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.

Special Token (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Always prominent, led before straight, in command when jumped left last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase hvy in Jan beating Carrigdhoun (11-12) by 10l, 15 ran.

Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon led and disputed, jumped left 5 out, headed 3 out, 5th before straight, soon no impression, 5th of 16, 26l behind Carrigeen Lechuga (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs hvy.

Bennys Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Prominent until bad mistake and unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Torremuelle (10-3) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan, 13 ran.

Betty Is A Lady (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Fell 1st, in a race won by Carrigeen Lechuga (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs hvy, 16 ran.

Definite Class (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Prominent, led 3 out, headed when bad mistake 2 out, renewed effort last, kept on run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Carrigeen Lechuga (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs hvy.