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Punchestown

  • 16:25 Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Fillies Scheme E.B.F. Mares Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €61,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.80s
  • Off time: 16:25:02
16:25 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glens Melody (IRE) 7/2
2nd Shadow Eile (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 213112 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Glens Melody (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 137 7/24.50
2 3313-44 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue diamond, light green cap Oilily (IRE) 37
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10 11-7 S Byrne A D Leigh 140 16/117.00
3 31-1154 Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 46
Nag me
8 11-7 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 135 7/18.00
4 2-75323 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, white cap Swincombe Flame 46
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7 11-7 t Nick Williams D N Russell 133 9/110.00
5 111FF1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Tarla (FR) 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 150 4/71.57

Verdict

TARLA, who won a Grade 3 over hurdles here in October, was sent chasing subsequently and after an easy debut victory fell on her next two starts. She reverted to hurdling with a game all-the-way success over the useful Rebel Fitz at Cork and will be very difficult to peg back here. Stablemate Glens Melody has done very little wrong and though put in her place by Annie Power in the Mares Championship Final at Fairyhouse time is likely to tell she was taking on a very classy performer. Oilily was well behind the selection at Cork but ran well for a long way and, as that was her first start since last July, she can get much closer. Nick Williams sends Swincombe Flame from the UK and she ran a fine race behind Quevega in the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham when Shadow Eile was three lengths behind.