Sligo

  • 20:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Connacht Oaks Fillies Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.84s
  • Off time: 20:00:22
20:00 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rayna (IRE) 11/8
2nd Dragon Fei (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1-8447 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Exotic (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 86 9/110.00
2 (6) 493119 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-9 b H Rogers C R King (3) 85 9/110.00
3 (7) 863213 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves & cap Dragon Fei (IRE) 46
Nag me
4 8-12 D A McLoughlin L F Roche (3) 74 6/17.00
4 (2) 56-3335 WHITE, red disc, red chevrons on sleeves, white cap Laviniad (IRE) 6
Nag me
4 8-11 W P Mullins P J Smullen 73 3/14.00
5 (3) 454 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Fourni (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 8-10 W McCreery W M Lordan 72 9/110.00
6 (5) 4-02957 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Willowing (USA) 21
Nag me
4 8-10 b B W Duke K J Manning 72 20/121.00
7 (4) 33111 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Rayna (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 h J M Oxx Gary Paul Halpin (7) 82 11/82.38

Verdict

John Oxx has won two of the three renewals, both times with three-year-olds, and RAYNA fits the bill this time. She's completed a hat-trick on three different tracks over slightly varying distances but she's shown battling qualities as well as a turn of foot in all and can continue her progress. Laviniad ran over a mile at Galway last week but has form over this trip so shouldn't be inconvenienced while Dragon Fei will enjoy the softer ground though has yet to prove she stays this far. Aidan O'Brien had several entered at the early stage and relies on the top weight Exotic, whose only victory came on her debut on soft ground at Galway a year ago. Winning bumper and hurdler Fourni would probably prefer a bit further.