James McGarry & Netwatch Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 20 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.60s
- Off time: 15:35:18
|1st||10 Sydney Thompson||20/1|
|3rd||11 Charles Magnes||nk||13/2f|
|4th||8 Sacre Malta||5½||16/1|
Fethard Player (IRE) 15
|7||166 11-12 h||W F Treacy||R M Moran||109||10/1|
Ravished (IRE) 131
|6||166 11-12||M F Morris||S A Shortall (7)||109||7/1|
Might Be Magic 21
|9||165 11-11 p||T Foley||Mr P T Foley (7)||108||16/1|
Not For Burning (IRE) 66
|7||165 11-11||Mrs D Foster||R M Power||108||7/1|
Garri Rua (IRE) 17
|7||164 11-10||K Purcell||B T O'Connell||107||8/1|
Safari Sunup (IRE) 204
|9||164 11-10 t1||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||107||33/1|
Sunsetstorise (IRE) 28
|6||162 11-8||F Flood||Andrew J McNamara||105||12/1|
Sacre Malta (FR) 44
|8||161 11-7||William P Murphy||C M Walsh (7)||104||16/1|
Run Sally Run (IRE) 14
|6||159 11-5 t1||Matthew J Smith||R C Colgan||102||25/1|
Sydney Thompson (IRE) 9
|8||159 11-5||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'neill (7)||102||20/1|
Charles Magnes (FR) 66
|8||157 11-3 h||Mrs D Foster||J S McGarvey (5)||100||13/2f|
Who's That (IRE) 27
|6||157 11-3||L P Cusack||B J Cooper||100||7/1|
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 309
|9||156 11-2||John G Carr||P Townend||99||25/1|
Mark Me Up 31
|9||156 11-2 pt||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||99||14/1|
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 17
|9||155 11-1 t||J Larkin||A E Lynch||98||20/1|
County Champions (IRE) 17
|6||148 10-8||R Tyner||P T Enright||91||10/1|
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 41
|9||148 10-8 b1||A Slattery||M Darcy||91||16/1|
Jumptoconclusions (IRE) 45
|5||144 10-4||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||88||16/1|
George Fernbeck 9
|6||143 10-3||J J Hanlon||D G Hogan||86||25/1|
Green Energy 16
|7||142 10-2||Matthew J Smith||A P Thornton||85||25/1|
||5||101||E J O'Grady||Reserve 1||85||NR|
||7||b||M Cullinane||Reserve 2||83||NR|
||7||913||M Cullinane||Reserve 3||82||NR|
Fethard Player was having just his sixth start over hurdles when landing a Thurles maiden but makes his handicap debut with a big weight. Ravished showed nothing in three maidens but was well supported on his handicap debut at Galway in October and ran very well, though he's been raised 5lb. Might Be Magic is 15lb higher than his last victory but has been running well and his rider's claim will be a help. NOT FOR BURNING scored at Listowel in June and performed with credit from a higher mark subsequently and though she was a bit disappointing when last seen on New Year's Day she's been given a break which will hopefully do the trick. Who's That ran her best race to date at Leopardstown last month and should have more to offer but Mark Me Up scored over fences at Down Royal and has a poor strike-rate over timber.
Curraghchase (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, no impression before straight, 13th of 18, 37l behind Kylestyle (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Honourable Lady (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra after 2 out and soon weakened, 11th of 12, 23l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Feb.
Gone Bust (IRE) 28-1 (10-1) Disputed lead and led after 3rd, headed 5th, pushed along and lost place approaching straight, no extra from 3 out, 8th of 14, 43l behind Court Jester (10-8) at Navan 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) hvy in Feb.
Sydney Thompson (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd before 4 out, ridden in 5th and slight mistake 2 out, kept on into 3rd last, just held for 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Sunsetstorise (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 15l behind Seamus Mor (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Feb.
Charles Magnes (FR) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders and 9th halfway, pushed along and moderate 7th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace,, 7th of 22, 37l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Sacre Malta (FR) 8-1 (10-4) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 9th of 13, 41l behind Never Enough Time (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 1f in Jan.
County Champions (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Mid-division, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened, 18th of 22, well behind Duty Dance (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Who's That (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, progress approaching 2 out where not fluent, ridden and went 4th before last, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Feb.
Run Sally Run (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, no impression before last, 5th of 10, 10l behind Beluckyagain (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Safari Sunup (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no extra 3 out, 9th of 10, 19l behind Kakagh (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs in Oct '11.
Green Energy 10-1 (11-8) Towards rear when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Snowell (10-12) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Led, a little slow 2nd and joined, headed before 3 out, 2nd approaching next, soon dropped to 9th and no extra, 10th of 12, 44l behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
Jumptoconclusions (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, 10th 4 out and moderate 8th early straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 38l behind Pairofbrowneyes (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan.
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 21l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb.
Ravished (IRE) 5-1fav (10-2) Soon tracked leaders, closed to challenge and almost on terms from 2 out, every chance and kept on well run-in, dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 14, hd behind Viaduct Joey (10-9) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 hvy in Oct.
George Fernbeck 10-1 (10-6) Chased leader, led and disputed from after 3rd, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 8, 10l behind Snowell (10-11) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Fethard Player (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, mainly in 3rd, led approaching 3 out, raced towards outer and pressed from next, stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Hackets Folly (11-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
Garri Rua (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out, stayed on in 5th when not clear run before last, no impression last, kept on same pace into 4th run-in, 4th of 15, 4l behind Noble Endeavor (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Might Be Magic 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, progress into 2nd at 6th, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 15l behind Hazariban (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Not For Burning (IRE) 4-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden and no impression after 2 out, went 4th at last and kept on one pace run-in,, 4th of 12, 12l behind Off The Charts (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in Jan.
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Mid-division best, niggled along towards rear 7 out, no impression from 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Prince Of Forwards (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.
Mark Me Up 5-1 (10-8) Mid-division, closer in moderate 3rd halfway, close 3rd from 3 out, ridden to lead before last, stayed on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Feb beating Popaflora (10-1) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.