Review roscommon 8th May

Mon 8th May 2017, 20:40

Carole Rose prevailed in a thrilling finish to the Handicap Chase at Roscommon on Monday evening.

Stonehall Jack attempted to make all under David Splaine and for a long way it looked like he may succeed, but he was swamped on the run in by the late challenges of Thomond and Carole Rose.

Only a nose split the latter pair and it was the Liam Casey's runner that got the nod at 7-1.

Annamatopoeia (6-1) upset the well-fancied Rock On The Moor in the Follow Us On Facebook Mares Beginners Chase when getting the better of the 4-7 favourite with a length and three-quarters to spare.

Torrent Des Mottes blazed a trail in the Kepak Flat Race but couldn't hold off Mr Showtime (2-1fav), who travelled strongly before taking it up a furlong out and pulling four lengths clear.

The mixed card began with four Flat races and Act Of Valour (15-8fav) got off the mark at the third attempt with an impressive victory in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Median Auction Maiden.

Having cut out the early running with Apparition, Michael O'Callaghan's colt kicked clear two furlongs out and crossed the line five lengths clear of On The Go Again.

Tilly's Chilli (3-1jf) continued her progress to complete a double in gutsy fashion in the Roscommon Handicap.

A winner at Limerick 16 days ago, Jessica Harrington's charge was quickly out in front under Colm O'Donoghue and showed a fine attitude to repel the challenge of Remember The Days by two and three-quarter lengths.

Another fine front-running performance followed as Zamira (11-4) took the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

Willie McCreery's filly never really looked like getting caught as she recorded a two-and-a-half-length verdict over Chocolat Noir, who was sent off evens favourite.

Bottleofsmoke (5-2) was popular in the betting ahead of the Kilrane O'Callaghan & Co. Solicitors Handicap and justified that support with a clear-cut success.

Gavin Cromwell's gelding surged past the pace-setting Cairdiuil two furlongs out and although Chapter Seven