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Gin On Lime

Gin On Lime was seriously impressive in winning the two-and-a-half-mile mares’ beginners’ chase at Killarney on Sunday. Sent to the front from flagfall by Rachael Blackmore, she was very good over the first fence, and she was very good over the next 13 too. She got into a really good racing and jumping rhythm straight away, stretched her rivals out down the back straight, and continued to stretch them out as the race progressed. Reine Fee got closest to her, but even she was about eight lengths behind her when she took a tired fall at the second last fence, as the effort required to keep tabs on Gin On Lime appeared to take their toll. By contrast, Henry de Bromhead’s mare jumped the final fence apparently with lots of energy left, and she ran on strongly to the line, 42 lengths clear of her stable companion Tune The Chello, who had actually shaded Gin On Lime for favouritism in the pre-race market.

This was a hugely likeable performance by the Robcour mare. It was just about flawless. She had the race in the bag from a long way out, her jumping was easy and accurate, and she appeared to win with more in hand than the bare winning margin. As well as that, she clocked a good time, eight and a half seconds faster than the time that Marshalled clocked in winning the handicap a half an hour later over the same course and distance. Gin And Lime is only five and this was just her third chase. She is a really exciting novice chaser for the season ahead, and there is no knowing how high she could go.
Killarney, 9th May 2021