14:30 Thurles

Thursday 8 November 2018

All12:4513:2013:5514:3015:0015:3516:10

Ballagh Mares Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 4m 45.8s

1st
5
6/1c
T: C O'BrienJ: P Townend
Mid-division early, 5th halfway, improved into 3rd entering straight, challenge after 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on strongly run-in
2nd
3 ½
6
11/1
T: J QueallyJ: B Hayes
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 3rd after 2 out, stayed on into 2nd run-in, no impression on winner op 20/1
3rd
2 ¼
4
8/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Led, soon 5-lengths clear, slight mistake 5 out, reduced advantage 4 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 3rd run-in op 7/1
4th
¾
3
6/1c
T: S RyanJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression in 5th before last, kept on one pace op 11/2
5th
sh
9
14/1
T: A J MartinJ: A E Lynch
Held up towards rear, progress into 5th entering straight, ridden into 4th after 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
6th
2 ¼
8
10/1
T: David KellyJ: S F O'Keeffe (7)
Chased leaders, mistake 1st, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra after 2 out op 16/1
7th
1 ¾
11
8/1
T: P NolanJ: A W Short (3)
Towards rear, ridden into 8th entering straight, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace op 7/1
8th
1
10
10/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara (7)
Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace op 8/1 tchd 7/1
9th
nk
7
10/1
T: Francis CaseyJ: C J Orr (7)
Mid-division, ridden in 6th entering straight, no extra 2 out

Also Ran

PU
2
6/1c
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened and pulled up before last tchd 11/2 and 13/2
PU
12
11/1
T: A J MartinJ: R C Colgan
Chased leaders early, lost place 4th and soon towards rear, pushed along before 5th, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out op 10/1

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Non-Runners

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Weight: 11-11|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: J W Kennedy
Betting

Forecast

Rain In Spain (6/1), Red Pearl (6/1), Chisholm Trail (6/1), Synopsis (13/2), Lockeen Girl (8/1), Lady Of The Sea (8/1), Harrys Gift (10/1), Lily Trotter (10/1), Ar Eagla Na Heagla (10/1), Isabel's Gold (11/1), Our Rachael (11/1), Creeping Ivy (14/1)

Verdict
RAIN IN SPAIN shaped well in defeat last month in a Punchestown handicap hurdle over a similar trip finishing ¾L adrift of the winner and can go one better here off a 3lb higher mark. The six-year-old can win her third hurdle at the expense of Wexford runner-up, Lady Of The Sea and Lily Trotter who can improve from her Limerick run last month. Lockeen Girl, winner at Tramore in August should not be taken lightly.
  1. Rain In Spain
  2. Lady Of The Sea
  3. Lily Trotter

Previous Winners

2017
The Kings Baby
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: D J McInerney
  |  
T: M McCabe
9/2
Prize Money
1st:
€9,856.00
2nd:
€3,056.00
3rd:
€1,455.00
4th:
€657.00
5th:
€257.00

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