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  • 14:15 Fame And Glory & Sans Frontieres Coolmore National Hunt Sires E.B.F. Mares Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €34,125 2nd €9,975 3rd €4,724 4th €1,574
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.10s
  • Off time: 14:15:22
14:15 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Leish Oscar (IRE)
1st Byerley Babe (IRE) 3/1
2nd Une Artiste (FR) 6/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F22-P61 Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Aibrean (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 S R B Crawford P Carberry 127 7/18.00
2 412-124 WHITE, red stars, dark blue & light blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & light blue striped cap Backinthere (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 E F Gallagher A P Heskin 123 12/113.00
3 211-261 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Byerley Babe (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 R Tyner P T Enright 3/14.00
4 362P32 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 p1 S O O'Brien P Townend 123 12/113.00
5 358-004 LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 11-0 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor 113 50/151.00
6 2-1P18P Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Chiltern Hills (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 p W P Mullins R Walsh 16/117.00
7 1-3P732 EMERALD GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves & cap Kates Benefit (IRE) 39
Nag me
8 11-0 D Budds D E Mullins 132 7/18.00
9 9R0-681 ROYAL BLUE & GREY HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Mini Vic (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-0 t Miss E Doyle M P Fogarty 109 661/1067.10
10 3-15312 Red, green sash, red & white qtd cap Miss Palm (IRE) 25
Nag me
10 11-0 D Deacon A E Lynch 101 33/134.00
11 81P538 Purple, red spots, purple sleeves, red spots on cap Pur Style (FR) 46
Nag me
6 11-0 E J O'Grady B J Cooper 104 50/151.00
12 19P-721 Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green & emerald green quartered cap Une Artiste (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 6/52.20
Non runners
85-42221Leish Oscar (IRE)811-0N McKnightR C Colgan123

Verdict

These Grade 2 novice chases for mares are rare which is why UNE ARTISTE is entered here. Nicky Henderson's mare, the Fred Winter winner at Cheltenham in 2012, made all for a comfortable victory at Huntingdon on her second start over fences and there looks plenty more to come. Aibrean overcame some sticky jumping to win nicely at Naas, giving the impression that she will improve despite her age. Backinthere has run reasonably well at Grade 3 level since making a winning debut over fences at Clonmel in October though she was behind Kates Benefit and Caoimhe's Delight at Cork and the former is looking a nice prospect. Leish Oscar was only moderate over hurdles but looks much better over fences. She was left clear when nearest challenger Mullaghanoe River came down at Down Royal but was going just as well and the latter has since won a better race. Miss Palm landed a Tramore handicap but then couldn't cope with a 5lb rise and a longer trip on this course.