Akatara has shown promise on several occasions but is still a maiden after a dozen runs. Several of these are penalised for bumper victories including A Country Girl and Tellherimnothere. The former makes her debut over timber while the latter has shown some useful form over obstacles and is expected to go well. THE FOLKES CHOICE attracted some support on her racecourse debut in a Thurles maiden last month where she travelled well for a long way before fading. Today's less testing conditions should be in her favour and she can get off the mark.
Henrietta's Way (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 6th after 3 out, no impression, 8th of 18, well behind Sligo Publican (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 4-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, no extra from next, 8th of 24, 14l behind Madame Mado (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
A Country Girl (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, closer in 6th entering straight, no impression in 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Thynetocatcher (11-6) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Nov.
Ut Love (FR) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 16, well behind Turban (11-2) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Akatara (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Prominent, 3rd before 3 out, lost place and no extra approaching straight, 8th of 17, 28l behind Cash And Go (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nov hdl sft in Nov.
Alystar (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Ww, 6th at 10th, 4th 4out, qknd well to ld 2out, ass by last, won at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Nov beating Princess Roisibhin (11-4) by 4l, 11 ran.
Bamba's Crown (IRE) Milan mare out of Lady Coldunell.
Forest Minx (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, some progress before 3 out, moderate 5th when mistake 2 out, one pace, 5th of 16, 35l behind Takeyourcapoff (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 1f mrs mdn hdl gd in Aug '10.
Goulane Vixen (IRE) Craigsteel filly out of Vixen's Cry.
Grass Valley (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Fell 1st, in a race won by Is Herself About (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Nov, 13 ran.
Lunacorn (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up, ridden and no impression from 5f out, 8th of 10, well behind Carries Darling (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat sft in Nov.
My Blue Violet (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, well off pace, poor 5th approaching straight, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 42l behind Rory O'moore (11-7) at Cork 2m N H flat.
Rapid Heartbeat (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders on outer, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 13th of 20, well behind Please Talk (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Saddleoncemore (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace approaching straight, 3rd of 17, 23l behind Noras Fancy (11-2) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
The Folkes Choice 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, closed up travelling well 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Is Herself About (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Kippbeag (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon way off pace towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Distant Memories (11-9) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Missus Archie (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra from 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 14l behind Maller Tree (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 1f ldy N H flat gf in Aug.
Great Oak (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 5 out, weakened from next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sligo Publican (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy, 18 ran.