Holycross Flat Race 2m

  • (5-7yo, 2m, 5 runners)
  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 12.30s
  • Off time: 15:55:36
Full result
Result 15:55 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Briar Hill 1/5f
2nd 1 Boondooma 7 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 841-7
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, black cap Boondooma (IRE) 43
  • T:Michael C Griffin
  • J:Mr J Griffin
  • Form: 841-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 168 12-0 Michael C Griffin Mr J Griffin (7) (ex1) 16/1
2
WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap The Gotfor Man (IRE)
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:Mr T Reilly
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 168 12-0 J C McConnell Mr T Reilly (7) 25/1
3 P1
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Briar Hill (IRE) 229
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: P1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 1/5f
4 85
ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star In The Gate (IRE) 46
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:Ms N Carberry
  • Form: 85
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 C F Swan Ms N Carberry 5/1
5 56
EMERALD GREEN, red cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, red star on cap Cyras Love (IRE) 3
  • T:S Fahey
  • J:Mr M Fahey
  • Form: 56
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 S Fahey Mr M Fahey (3) 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Mozoltov
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
6 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 1/3
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In depth

Verdict

BRIAR HILL will be at short odds and owner Graham Wylie will be keen to recoup some of the £100,000 outlay at the Doncaster Sales after the five-year-old won between the flags at Necarne in May. In The Gate has shown very little in two bumper starts so Cyras Love, who has his first start in a bumper after a couple of reasonable efforts over timber, looks the main threat. Boondooma won a point at Lemonfield in March but was tailed off on his bumper debut at Fairyhouse while it's difficult to know what to make of the newcomer The Gotfor Man, whose dam was a winning sprinter in Italy.

Formwatch

Briar Hill (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ww, gd prog 4th 2out, gd prog to ld last, row, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Malapie (11-7) by 3l, 11 ran.

Boondooma (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear, closer in 7th 1 mile out, niggled along from 5f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 9, well behind Defy Logic (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.

In The Gate (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in the centre of the track and no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 30l behind Way Up In The Air (10-7) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.

Cyras Love (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Towards rear, closer in 6th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 6th of 11, 19l behind Chasing Shadows (10-8) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

The Gotfor Man (IRE) Whitmore's Conn gelding out of Dea Vesta.