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
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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.