Noras lives up to her billing
Noras Fancy has Colls Corner's measure at Thurles
(Healy Racing Photos)
Outsider Quiet Thought had her chance seriously compromised with a mistake at the last fence with a circuit to go. Shane Hassett did well to keep that partnership intact and in the circumstances Edward O'Grady's charge did well to take the third spot, twelve lengths off the principals.
Jimmy Mangan said: "This is a nice winner as the owner's wife passed away recently and the horse was named after her. They had Natalies Fancy (Galway Hurdle heroine in 1992) before.
"The visor was a big help to this mare as we felt she wasn't concentrating. She loves heavy ground which is a big plus.
"She's entered at Christmas for a beginners chase at Limerick but she's not eligible now. That's a good complaint to have!" (TW & EM)
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