Lady holds off Salley again

Sun 2nd Dec 2012, 14:37
Avondhu Lady (red) and Our Girl Salley battle it out over the last at Fairyhouse
Avondhu Lady (red) and Our Girl Salley battle it out over the last at Fairyhouse
(Healy Racing Photos)
Old rivals Avondhu Lady and Our Girl Salley (4/1 first quote into 15/8) fought out the finish to the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Handicap Chase with the former prevailing by half a length at Fairyhouse.

Mark Enright rode the victor for David Fenton and herself and Our Girl Salley left Glibin all of thirteen lengths behind in third.

Fenton said: "She's improving all the time. I thought she had a reasonable chance at the weights.

"There wasn't much between her and Our Girl Salley on their last two runs and she was getting a little pull today.

"I was delighted with her coming into the race. She's tough and we'll stick to the mares races.

"Three miles is her trip." (GC & EM)

Arvika brilliant in the Drinmore

Arvika Ligeonniere put up a performance to rival that of last year's winner of the Grade 1 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase, Bog Warrior, when giving Ruby Walsh back to back successes in the Fairyhouse two and a half miler.