LISTED WIN FOR RENE'S GIRL
26 February 2018
RENE’S GIRL (IRE) landed a second
consecutive Listed win in the Smarkets Lady Protectress Mares’ Chase at Huntingdon on
Thursday. Pacesetter and race favourite Desert Queen made the running for the
most part of the two and a half mile race. RENE’S GIRL (IRE) was settled in
behind the leader but took the lead from three out. The closing stages of the
race involved RENE’S GIRL (IRE) and Happy Diva (IRE) but the former stayed on
gamely to score by two lengths.
The eight-year-old Michael
Hanrahan-bred mare is by the late Presenting out of the Kings Theatre (IRE)
mare Brogella (IRE); herself the winner of seven races including a Grade 3
Mares’ Hurdle at Punchestown. Her half-brother Swamp Fox (IRE) has won under
both codes, winning a Grade 3 hurdle at Listowel and a premier handicap on the
flat at Naas. The extended family includes the legendary Beef Or Salmon (IRE).
A €75,000 graduate of Tattersalls
Derby Sale RENE’S GIRL (IRE) is now headed for the two-and-a-half mile Grade 1
Manifesto Novice Chase at Aintree.