We have 3 runners safely through to the Quarter final stages of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks at Shelbourne.
Ballydoyle Honey continued her impressive run of form when completing a hat trick of wins on Saturday to book her place there. She was made to work hard for the win though. Entering the opening turn in 3rd spot, she took a bump but got round the inside in tact, switching to the outside down the back straight she closed the gap on leader, Rising Twirl. Entering the 3rd turn she swooped around on the outside and went away to score by four lengths. Rising Twirl finished in third spot and qualified as well.
Our third representative is Hovex Princess, in a rich vein of form herself, she had to battle to secure qualification. In a heat containing Skywalker Pearl both miss timed the start in a big way. Moving onto the rails at the opening turn, Princess found a small gap to move up the inside of the field and into 4th spot. Along the far side and into the 3rd bend she stayed with them. Despite moving out off the last she ran on to claim the third and final qualifying spot. Pearl found a bit of bunching at the first turn but was unable to dictate the race in her usual fashion from trap rise.