Roscommon

  • 17:45 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Handicap1m 2f 50y

  • Winner €12,420 2nd €2,880 3rd €1,260 4th €720
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.68s
  • Off time: 17:46:22
17:45 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Queen Of Alba (IRE) 14/1
2nd Sli Na Fiarana 11/4
3rd Shes No Joke (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 311956 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-10 p H Rogers C R King (3) 83 14/115.00
2 (1) 133010 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Queen Of Alba (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 T Cleary D M Redmond (7) 82 14/115.00
3 (4) 7-17657 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Woodsophiesmile (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-4 A J Martin F M Berry 77 8/19.00
4 (10) 421447- Royal blue, purple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Shes No Joke (IRE) 255
Nag me
4 9-2 Mark Fahey R P Whelan 75 20/121.00
5 (2) 393711 PURPLE, light blue diamond & sleeves, light blue diamond on cap Empress Toorah (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 Miss S J Harty P J Smullen 79 5/16.00
6 (3) 543448 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intense Debate (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 8-8 J S Bolger R P Cleary 74 25/126.00
7 (5) 821233 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Calorie 14
Nag me
3 8-7 p J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 73 6/17.00
8 (7) 1-45354 White, yellow star, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Pretty Angel (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-7 h M Halford S Foley 73 10/111.00
9 (8) 04-51 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Santo Romano (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 J T R Dreaper S Corby (5) 71 5/16.00
10 (6) 96325-2 LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Sli Na Fiarana 1
Nag me
6 8-5 p Ms J Morgan W M Lordan 64 11/43.75

Verdict

Empress Toorah battled on well to complete a double on this track a fortnight ago and a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent a bold bid for a hat-trick. However, CALORIE, who finished almost three lengths behind her on her debut over the trip, may be ridden with more restraint this time and is expected to reverse the form and take this. Queen of Alba has scored twice at Sligo this summer and had little chance in a Listed contest at Gowran last time so this should prove more to her liking. Santo Romano was making her handicap debut after three starts in maidens when scoring at Ballinrobe and there's definitely more to come so she looks a big threat.