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Lisrose lands Thurles feature

Updated: Friday, 21 Feb 2014 18:50 | Comments

There were three winning favourites on Thurles' six-race card
There were three winning favourites on Thurles' six-race card

Lisrose has done most of her winning in point-to-points but she picked up a nice prize on the racetrack when she took the feature Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Chase at Thurles.

A winner at Dromahane in December but pulled up subsequently in a handicap chase at Fairyhouse, the Alice Curran-trained nine-year-old was sent off a 16-1 chance.

Jody McGarvey swooped from the rear to challenge Caoimhe's Delight at the final fence and looked the likely winner even before the odds-on favourite made a mistake, going away to score by a length and a quarter.

Isleofhopendreams overcame a near two-year absence to score as he liked on his debut for the Willie Mullins team.

Ruby Walsh gave the 4-5 favourite a quiet ride in the Killinan Handicap Hurdle before creeping closer, and the writing was on the wall coming into the straight, where he stalked West Of The Edge before cruising past for a 10-length victory.

Asitsohappens certainly wasn't scoring out of turn when taking the thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle, having finished in the places six times from eight previous outings without getting his head in front.

Davy Russell always had Moses McCabe's six-year-old up with the pace before the 2-1 favourite ran on resolutely to hold market rival Macnicholson by half a length.

Chute Hall's absence and the fall of favourite Afterclass opened the way for Fethard Player to win the Cashel Maiden Hurdle, Robbie Moran driving out Willie Treacy's 4-1 shot to strike by two lengths after leading approaching three out.

Oliver McKiernan's Another Challenge (6-1) came out a neck up in a three-horse finish to the Littleton Handicap Hurdle under Paddy Mangan, while Philip Enright led three out on Robert Tyner's Knock Beauty (12-1) in the Rock Of Cashel Handicap Chase and won by three lengths.

Harry Kelly saw his On Impulse justify 2-1 favouritism in the concluding bumper.

 

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