She's A Star (nearside)
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By Thomas Weekes
The Noel Meade trained She's A Star gained a fifth career win in the Marshes Shopping Centre Handicap at Dundalk this evening, when battling gamely for a short-head win under jockey Shane Foley.
The daughter of Well Chosen is better known as a hurdler but was adding this evening's win to a previous flat maiden win gained at Navan in October 2016, and following today's win, Meade stated “she's run a few good races but a lot of the time they haven't been going quick enough and she's run very free and takes a lot out of herself.
"She goes to Leopardstown for the mares handicap hurdle at the Dublin Festival meeting next month. She ran well at Leopardstown at Christmas but she was too free and was getting too much daylight.
"Philip (Meade, part owner) is no relation but he's from the next parish and has a huge business supplying potatoes and vegetables to the likes of Lidl and Aldi."
Quotes from Alan Magee