Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 8 runners)
  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 12.00s
  • Off time: 12:56:31
Full result
Result 12:55 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Gentleman Duke 11/4
2nd 5 Raise Hell 13/8f
3rd 7 Blazing Sonnet nk 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7-01032
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gentleman Duke (IRE) 28
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 7-01032
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 A L T Moore D J Casey 11/4
2 032842
EMERALD GREEN, white seams, check cap Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 11
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 032842
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 103 14/1
3 33FF53
Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 12
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 33FF53
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 J J Mangan P T Enright 118 4/1
4 7-0880
Green, white cross sashes & cap Mitebeall Forluck 12
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: 7-0880
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 A L T Moore B M Cash 80/1
5 3219-44
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Raise Hell (IRE) 25
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 3219-44
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 W P Mullins D N Russell 13/8f
6 30FP3-6
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 28
  • T:A Slattery
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 30FP3-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 A Slattery M J Ferris 66/1
7 231P7-1
WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 172
  • T:W J Austin
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 231P7-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 W J Austin A D Leigh 10/1
8 U10-184
Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Sitcom (IRE) 44
  • T:C Roche
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: U10-184
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 h C Roche M P Walsh 13/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Tillahow (IRE)
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D N Russell
5 11-12 M F Morris D N Russell 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

A bad mistake at the last may have cost LETTER OF CREDIT the race at Wexford last time and though he's been prone to making errors he's handed the vote in the hope he can get round without mishap. Gentleman Duke was moderate over hurdles but looks like being a much better chaser judged on his two runs over fences. He has to be a threat but winning hurdler Raise Hell has been a disappointment over the bigger obstacles to date. Both Blazing Sonnet and Holeinthewall Bar did well enough over timber to be considered.

Formwatch

Gentleman Duke (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, left 2nd 6th, 3rd halfway, mistake 5 out, close 2nd after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd in Oct.

Raise Hell (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led, soon clear, very bad mistake 6th and headed, soon dropped to 3rd, pushed along before 2 out, beaten in 4th when a bit slow last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Pass The Hat (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.

Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Waited with, 11th before 6 out, improved to track leaders before straight, led before 2 out, mistake last, soon pressed and stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in May beating Muzak (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.

Sitcom (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders mainly 7th, pushed along 3 out and moderate 6th next, kept on one pace and left moderate 4th run-in, 4th of 12, 29l behind Nearest The Pin (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gd in Sep.

Letter Of Credit (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Towards rear, closer in mid-division when mistake 7th, ridden in 6th 3 out, went 4th next, disputing 2nd when mistake at last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Dick Dundee (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs in Oct.

Mitebeall Forluck 40-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, under pressure 7th, soon no impression, never a factor, 11th of 14, well behind Back Off Mate (11-11) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Oct.

Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th after 3 out, ridden to go moderate 3rd from last, stayed on closing stages without reaching winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Nearly Nama'd (10-10) at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct.

Volkis O'blue (FR) 40-1 (11-12) Always behind, no impression from 5 out, 6th of 7, 46l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd in Oct.