Today's racecards

Clonmel

  • 14:55 E.B.F. T.A. Morris Memorial Mares Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.70s
  • Off time: 14:55:08
14:55 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarla (FR) 11/8
2nd Our Girl Salley (IRE) 4/1
3rd Avondhu Lady (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11R11-R Emerald green & black hoops, emerald green sleeves, black cap Knockfierna (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 C Byrnes D N Russell 141 5/23.50
2 533011 Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Our Victoria (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill 128 8/19.00
3 11FPP-5 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 11-0 t S Byrne A D Leigh 122 50/151.00
4 P-89856 BROWN, red sash & cap Special Token (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-11 J P O'Keeffe M J Ferris 116 40/141.00
5 312614 White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves & cap Glibin (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 10-10 t C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 123 20/121.00
6 512122 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 J W Nicholson M A Enright 12/113.00
7 54P-861 RED, dark green cross of lorraine, striped cap Avondhu Lady (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-7 David Fenton B J Cooper 110 20/121.00
8 31305-2 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our Girl Salley (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-7 Mrs P Dobbs B J Geraghty 4/15.00
9 86-7453 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, emerald green cap Ros Brin (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 G A Kingston S J Gray 25/126.00
10 1521/11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Tarla (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 11/82.38

Verdict

Despite the presence of several smart and progressive mares, TARLA is given the nod to make a winning debut over fences. Willie Mullins' French-bred had some fine form over timber in her native country and apart from one blip on the Flat at Listowel has done everything right for new connections. Her pedigree suggests she could be a star at this game and she can make a winning start. Knockfierna will provide a stiff test of her credentials if consenting to put in a clear round. She's won four times over fences, three at Grade 3 level, but has blotted her copybook twice when running out. Our Victoria had Our Girl Lucy almost three lengths behind at Thurles last time and is doing well but Lead Kindly Light, who was a long way behind that day, should get much closer as that was her first start since April. Great Oak and Glibin are very tightly matched on their run at Galway in August but both need to raise their game.