thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, 10 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 49.60s
  • Off time: 14:25:13
Full result
Result 14:25 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Rocknrollrambo 7/1
2nd 10 Mimi And Bow 20/1
3rd 11 Sophies Shadow 13 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 PP5B-1
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, white cap, yellow star Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 25
  • T:T Hogan
  • J:Mr D Skehan
  • Form: PP5B-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 T Hogan Mr D Skehan (7) 5/1
2
EMERALD GREEN, red star, emerald green cap, red stars Financially Loose (IRE)
  • T:M J Fitzgerald
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 M J Fitzgerald B Hayes (5) 33/1
4 76777
Red & royal blue diamonds, red sleeves & cap New Buddy (IRE) 29
  • T:P Martin
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 76777
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t P Martin M P Butler (3) 14/1
5 6-522
YELLOW, royal blue chevron & sleeves, check cap Rocknrollrambo (IRE) 4
  • T:E M O'Sullivan
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 6-522
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 7/1
6 09-
Black, black & pink check cap Sasa Semo (FR) 319
  • T:P J Colville
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 09-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 P J Colville M J Ferris 25/1
7 088
Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap Tighty Whities (IRE) 62
  • T:R K Watson
  • J:Mr M Watson
  • Form: 088
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R K Watson Mr M Watson (7) 33/1
8 2F2-442
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star War Correspondent (IRE) 11
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 2F2-442
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p M F Morris D N Russell 4/7f
9 RP-F005
RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Written Inthestars (IRE) 21
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: RP-F005
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 10/1
10 FP213/4-
Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Mimi And Bow 600
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: FP213/4-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 C Bowe H D Dunne (7) 20/1
11 F15P
LIGHT BLUE, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Sophies Shadow (IRE) 8
  • T:E U Hales
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: F15P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 E U Hales J L Cullen 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 F8499-6
Milan Nua (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • T:J Nash
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: F8499-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 114 t J Nash D J Casey NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Jack Bene (IRE)
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
6 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

WAR CORRESPONDENT was unlucky not to score between the flags and looks ready to gain his first success under Rules after a fine effort behind the promising Captain Canada over the C&D last month. The remainder were well beaten off and he should go one better. Most of his rivals arrive from the point-to-point field with Coolnagorna Giggs having the best recent form after scoring at Ballydarragh last month. Rocknrollrambo has been placed a couple of times while Sophies Shadow scored at Boulta in November, though she ran poorly over hurdles at Limerick on St Stephens Day. Mimi And Bow may prove best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Milan Nua (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 15, 36l behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Dec.

Rocknrollrambo (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Ld/disp until 1l 2nd when mstk 2out, no ch with wnr aftr although so to line, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Cyprian Prince (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.

Mimi And Bow 3-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, rems early, prog final cct, nev nrr, 4th of 12, 16l behind Ballinaha Swan (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May '11.

Sophies Shadow (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Prominent, ridden from 7 out, soon weakened, pecked next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilcrea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 10 ran.

Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs, 9th 1/2way, rddn 5out, kow up to go 2nd 3out, wo before last, qcknd to line, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec beating Liberty One (11-4) by 2l, 17 ran.

Sasa Semo (FR) 28-1 (12-0) Led at slow pace, headed inside first half mile, prominent, lost place from before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 11, 31l behind Sizing Gold (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Feb.

Written Inthestars (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led until headed before 3rd, tracked leader in 2nd and clear of remainder, ridden 4 out and soon no extra in 3rd, no threat in straight and dropped to distant 5th run-in, 5th of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

War Correspondent (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd before 3 out, no impression on winner when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Captain Canada (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Tighty Whities (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Rear for most, ridden in poor 8th and no impression entering straight, 8th of 10, 43l behind Bonisland (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.

Financially Loose (IRE) Luso gelding out of Financial Asset.

New Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with, 12th approaching 6th, no danger and kept on same pace from 4 out, 7th of 14, 30l behind Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.