View the nominations for the 2015 Marsh Port Adelaide Guineas will be run on (11/04/2015) at Morphettville racecourse.
|Race 2 – Marsh Port Adelaide Guineas (1800 METRES)|
|Of $80,000.1st $50,000, 2nd $14,500, 3rd $6,500, 4th $3,200, 5th $1,800, 6th $800, 7th $800, 8th $800, 9th $800, 10th $800 LISTED
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||A LOTTA LOVE||Sam Pritchard-Gordon|
|4||BEAU’S MY BOY||Jon O’Connor|
|6||HELL ON EARTH||Shawn Mathrick|
|7||HIGH OPINION||Chris Heywood|
|8||HUSSON’S SHOUT||Phillip Stokes|
|9||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter F Blanch|
|10||KAWABATA||Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington|
|11||LADY SHARAPOVA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|12||LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ)||Michael Kent|
|14||MIRACLE THE SECOND||Daniel Clarken|
|15||NIMBOSTRATUS (NZ)||Symon Wilde|
|16||PEPPER THE PIN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|17||ROD’S OPINION||John Hickmott|
|18||ROYAL OCEAN||Mick Price|
|19||TEMPS VOLEUR||Robbie Laing|
|21||TIME WALKER||Phillip Stokes|
|22||TURBO STREET||Tony McEvoy|
|23||VALDEZ||Graeme McCulloch & David Keating|
|24||ZOLT (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens|
Katie Walsh has become the third female jockey to claim the Irish Grand National, guiding Thunder And Roses to an emotional victory at Fairyhouse.
It is 31 years since Ann Ferris struck gold aboard Bentom Boy, while Walsh’s sister-in-law Nina Carberry also enjoyed National glory aboard Organisedconfusion in 2011.
Thunder And Roses was a 20-1 shot for the Easter Monday highlight for Sandra Hughes, who took over the stable’s training licence following the death of her father Dessie in November.
Thunder And Roses, Rule The World and Band Of Blood jumped the final fence virtually as one, but it was the former who picked up best, galloping all the way to the line to secure a 4-1/4 length victory.
Rule The World held onto the runner-up spot from Sizing Coal, with Band Of Blood weakening on the run-in for fourth spot.
“This is absolutely class,” Walsh said.
“I’ve had some fantastic days, but this is an Irish National.
“It’s great for women in racing.”
Walsh comes from a family steeped in jumping history and is the sister of champion jockey Ruby and daughter of trainer Ted.
Hughes was elated with the win.
“Katie was absolutely fantastic, she just suited him to a tee,” Hughes said.
“She was brilliant and he was brilliant.
“Someone above was helping us out. Dad always loved this race and to do it for him is wonderful. Dad was with us all the way.”