Holycross Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 55.40s
  • Off time: 15:27:35
Full result
Result 15:25 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Famous Ballerina 5/2f
2nd 15 Caitlin Brook 16/1
3rd 10 Island Villa 20/1
4th 16 Duty Dance 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 79-022P
PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star Lortzing (IRE) 4
  • T:Karl Thornton
  • J:Mr J C Barry
  • Form: 79-022P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11h
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 h Karl Thornton Mr J C Barry (7) 94 13/2
2 50-0060
WHITE, dark blue panel, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlet, dark blue cap West Of The Edge (IRE) 14
  • T:James Dullea
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 50-0060
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 James Dullea B Hayes (5) 94 33/1
3 5010-07
Maroon, white sash & sleeves, white stars on cap Josie S And B (IRE) 25
  • T:S K Ryder
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 5010-07
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 t S K Ryder K C Sexton (7) 93 14/1
4 7-09750
WHITE, purple diamond, purple spots on sleeves & cap Wisty (IRE) 34
  • T:E Stanners
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: 7-09750
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 h E Stanners M Darcy (3) 92 12/1
5 F03PP/4
RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Ballysassian (IRE) 18
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:Mr R O Harding
  • Form: F03PP/4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 T O'Brien Mr R O Harding (3) 88 5/1
6 90PP0-P
BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Luck Pennie (IRE) 151
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 90PP0-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5pt
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 pt J J Hanlon S G McDermott 88 33/1
7 076P-P0
MAROON, yellow hoop, maroon sleeves, yellow star on cap Luddsdenene (IRE) 154
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 076P-P0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 P J Rothwell P Townend 87 16/1
8 8U7022
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Famous Ballerina (IRE) 7
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:M P Fogarty
  • Form: 8U7022
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 J A Berry M P Fogarty 85 5/2f
9 0909
YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Firethorn (IRE) 22
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 0909
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 88 8/1
10 0U00
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Island Villa (IRE) 18
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 0U00
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Denis Hogan Andrew J McNamara 86 20/1
11 59754/4-
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Amazing Star (IRE) 23
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 59754/4-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 82 12/1
12 00/500-7
RED, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap Ringned (IRE) 12
  • T:T Foley
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 00/500-7
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 T Foley R Loughran 82 16/1
13 0900/
ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Enough Is Enough (IRE) 46
  • T:P Meany
  • J:R J Jones
  • Form: 0900/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P Meany R J Jones (3) 81 33/1
14 0-08F0F
ORANGE, black star, hooped cap Begerin Bridge (IRE) 18
  • T:Miss B A K Murphy
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 0-08F0F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 Miss B A K Murphy J L Cullen 80 25/1
15 7-B0098
Red, royal blue chevron & sleeves, red cap Caitlin Brook (IRE) 18
  • T:S Ryan
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 7-B0098
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 t S Ryan S A Shortall (7) 80 16/1
16 U00834
ROYAL BLUE, yellow spots Duty Dance (IRE) 20
  • T:Daniel Howard
  • J:D J Howard
  • Form: U00834
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11pt
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 pt Daniel Howard D J Howard 80 16/1
17 01FPP7/
Purple, black hoop, hooped sleeves, beige cap, red star Forgot To Dance (IRE) 606
  • T:P McCreery
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 01FPP7/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 P McCreery S E Butler (5) 80 33/1
18 7/0074-9
ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 18
  • T:C P Donoghue
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 7/0074-9
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 C P Donoghue A P Heskin 80 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
19 570037
Charging Indian (IRE) 7
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:A Slattery
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 570037
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 1110 A Slattery Reserve 1 93 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Doc Hollywood (IRE)
  • T:Mrs G Callaghan
  • J:K M Donoghue
7 11-7 Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

It's two years since Amazing Star gained his only success over hurdles but he hasn't been running badly on the Flat this summer and should go well. Charging Indian was a big disappointment at Clonmel last time after a much better at Gowran but all recent form points to FAMOUS BALLERINA. She may have been a bit unlucky when beaten a short-head by Hard Bought at Clonmel a week ago and, as that was only her seventh start over hurdles, she's likely to make further progress and this should be her first success. Ballysassian was having his first start since April 2011 when a very good fourth at Cork last month and with that under his belt he looks the main threat.

Formwatch

Charging Indian (IRE) 5-1fav (12-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 7th of 18, 29l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.

Famous Ballerina (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Chased leader and 5th halfway, headway to challenge early straight and led after 2 out, not fluent last and headed, kept on under pressure run-in, just failed, 2nd of 18, shd behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.

Caitlin Brook (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 8th of 16, 21l behind Four Wives (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.

Island Villa (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent, on terms before normal 6 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon lost place and no impression, 10th of 16, 26l behind Art Of Payroll (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Duty Dance (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Waited with, 9th approaching 5 out, some progress but still off the pace before 3 out, moderate 6th before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 18l behind Pat Garrett (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Oct.

Gothen Niece (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, 11th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 9th of 16, 22l behind Four Wives (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.

Firethorn (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along into 11th 2 out, ridden entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 19, 12l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.

Josie S And B (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 15l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Luddsdenene (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat approaching straight, 17th of 19, 36l behind Ted Dolly (11-3) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Jun.

Wisty (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 20, 35l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.

Ringned (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closer in 5th and ridden 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 15, 24l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.

Lortzing (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden in 12th and no impression after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft, 20 ran.

Begerin Bridge (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Ld, 2l adv when slow 8th, chall bef 2out, hdd aftr 2out, 2l 2nd & no ch with wnr when fell hvly last, in a race won by Sam Cavallaro (12-2) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct, 13 ran.

Amazing Star (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, headway when jumped left and not fluent 3 out, mistake last, one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov '12.

West Of The Edge (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 12th of 17, 38l behind The King Of Brega (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.

Luck Pennie (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden and no extra before 6 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Samantha Jones (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May, 20 ran.

Enough Is Enough (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 18, well behind Noras Fancy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct '11.

Ballysassian (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, improved to chase leaders into straight, 6th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Alpha And Omega (10-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.

Forgot To Dance (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Ld, clr 7th, mstk 8th, hdd 4out, sn no ex, 7th of 13, 18l behind Ballyhampshire Man (11-4) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Mar '12.