Press Association Willie McCreery’s charge was sent off a 4-1 chance on her first start in handicap company and after being held up by Robbie Downey, she struck the front a furlong out. Blood Moon emerged from the pack as the main challenger, but Shrill was far too strong, coming home a length to the good. Shrill banished the memory of her heavy defeat in a Newbury Listed race last time with a convincing win in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap at Navan. McCreery said: “We wanted to take weight off her and myself and Billy Lee (McCreery’s regular jockey) discussed it and came up with Robbie; it was important to take the weight off as she’s only small. “It’s great to get her back after running badly in Newbury but that was probably my fault as the ground didn’t suit. “She’s an out-and-out five furlong filly and this was a nice pot to win. “She’s a smart filly and we’ll keep her going as long as we get the ground.”
The teams in the hat are Drom Inch,Kilruane McDonaghs, Nenagh Eire Óg and reigning county and Mid champions Thurles Sarsfields.All teams left in the competition will fancy their chances after they recorded good wins in the quarter finals over the weekend.Speaking to Tipp FM sport, Nenagh manager Liam Heffernan said they may have some injury concerns after their win yesterday against Portroe but they were glad to be in the semi finals. The draw is being made this evening and the pairings will be announced on Extra Time on Tipp FM this evening from 7pm.