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She's Our Mark - Cork 01.08.10

She's Our Mark (right) grinds down her rivals at Cork on Sunday

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann/  

She's Our Mark battles to success in Give Thanks

Report: Cork, Sunday

Give Thanks Stakes (Group 3) 1m4f, 3yo+ fillies & mares

SHE'S OUR MARK showed her battling qualities once again with a gritty victory under jockey Danny Grant.

Grant, who has ridden the daughter of Ishiguru to all eight of her wins, was full of praise for the mare and said: "They were going too fast for me but I knew they would come back to me and she responded to every call. She is some mare."

Trainedby Patrick Flynn for the B & M Syndicate, the six-year-old was settled at the rear of the field as Karasiyra and then Awe Inspiring led the field.

Entering the final half mile of the race, Awe Inspiring continued to travel well in the lead under jockey Johnny Murtagh while once-raced Zarebiya, the 6-4 favourite, started to make eyecatching progress.

Awe Inspiring rounded the home turn in front but she was soon joined in a five-way battle for the lead by Leo Gali, Karasiyra, Sense Of Purpose and Zarebiya, and She's Our Mark looked destined for a minor role at best.

Trainer Pat Flynn

Patrick Flynn: thinks She's Our Mark is likely to stay in training

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

But no sooner had Leo Gali gained the upper hand to take the lead she was passed by the ultra-game She's Our Mark, who stretched clear to score by a length and a half.

Leo Gali finished second at 14-1 for trainer David Wachman and jockey Wayne Lordan with Zarebiya in third.

Flynn said: "I felt today she had her chance and I was only saying this morning that she'll get a mile and six.

"We'll play it by ear with her but I'd say we'll keep her racing. I bought her as a yearling for 12,500 guineas at Fairyhouse and it's looking some value now. "

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