thurles.ie (C & G) Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 34.50s
- Off time: 14:35:57
|1st||8 Rolly Baby||5/2f|
|2nd||12 Follow The Sign||10||9/2|
Band Leader (IRE) 62
|8||166 11-12 t||T Foley||R Loughran||16/1|
Sword Of Honour (IRE) 12
|6||166 11-12||P J Flynn||B J Geraghty||7/1|
Goal (IRE) 8
|5||165 11-11||G Elliott||D J Condon||33/1|
Sinntani (IRE) 33
|5||165 11-11||W J Fitzpatrick||D J Bates (3)||33/1|
Bobby's Last (IRE) 20
|9||158 11-4||T J Corcoran||M P Burke (7)||66/1|
Boondooma (IRE) 20
|6||158 11-4||Michael C Griffin||D N Russell||11/2|
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 20
|6||158 11-4||P T Flavin||M A Enright (5)||33/1|
Rolly Baby (FR) 825
|8||158 11-4||W P Mullins||R Walsh||5/2f|
Shazner (IRE) 325
|8||158 11-4||M McCabe||B J Cooper||33/1|
Doctor Jim (IRE)
|5||157 11-3||J Cullen||J L Cullen||50/1|
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 48
|5||157 11-3||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||116||9/2|
Follow The Sign (IRE) 32
|5||157 11-3||O McKiernan||R C Colgan||9/2|
Golden Heron (IRE) 43
|5||157 11-3||A L T Moore||Mr N M Kelly (7)||50/1|
Jubilee Year (IRE) 66
|5||157 11-3||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||25/1|
Kestrel (IRE) 49
|5||157 11-3||Edward P Mitchell||R J Jones (3)||50/1|
Roman Numeral (IRE) 8
|5||157 11-3||M T Moran||M P Butler (3)||33/1|
Time Please (IRE) 20
|5||157 11-3||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||10/1|
Up The Vic (IRE)
|5||157 11-3||T Mullins||P Townend||20/1|
||6||114 t||M M McNiff||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||114||H De Bromhead||Reserve 2||NR|
||6||114||D T Hughes||Reserve 3||NR|
ROLLY BABY hasn't been seen since finishing runner-up to Jim Will Fix It in a Clonmel bumper over two years ago but the fact that he's been kept in training suggests he's well regarded. The winner won a Grade 2 bumper next time so the form is useful and Willie Mullins' charge can start making up for lost time. Follow The Sign was making his debut over timber when a very good third behind Way Up In The Air and that very good yardstick Champagne Agent at Punchestown. With further progress virtually guaranteed he'll be a threat to all. Time Please ran really well when runner-up to Goodtime Boy at Limerick in December but disappointed at Gowran a month later and will need to get back to that earlier form. Goal, five times a winner on the Flat in the UK, is now on his sixth trainer but showed nothing on his debut for Gordon Elliott at Fairyhouse. Enchanted Forest has run some fair races but may have to wait until sent over further to get on the scoresheet.
Arkansas Dave (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Soteira (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, weakened over 4f out, completely tailed off, 18th of 19, well behind Clondaw Kaempfer (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Father Jack (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden 7f out, soon struggling, tailed off final 5f, last of 10, well behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Rolly Baby (FR) 7-2fav (12-0) Soon chased leaders, 5th over 5f out, 4th before straight, struggling in 2nd from under 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Jim Will Fix It (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Nov '10.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd approaching 3 out, 3rd 2 out and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Boondooma (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leader mainly 4th, close up entering straight, soon ridden and no extra in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 5, 11l behind Sizing Tennessee (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th entering straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 12l behind Cairdin (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Time Please (IRE) 10-3 (11-10) Tracked leader, 3rd 3 out but soon ridden and no impression on winner approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 20, 21l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Jubilee Year (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 24, 25l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Doctor Jim (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Gypsy Lass.
Sword Of Honour (IRE) 10-3 (11-11) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, completely tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Don Cossack (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Shazner (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Rr of mid-div best, no extra from 5out, pu 3out, in a race won by Kashline (12-0) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 15, well behind Balnagon Boy (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Band Leader (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, jumped left, headed 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Dante Anna (10-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Kestrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Waited with, no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kilcrea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Sinntani (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 18l behind Waterloo Sunrise (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan (flat).
Up The Vic (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of St Carol.
Golden Heron (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Never a factor, 11th of 15, well behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Goal (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, well behind Balnagon Boy (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Bobby's Last (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, 5th 3 out and soon no extra, weakened, tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Garuda Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th approaching 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, no extra from 2 out, 8th of 20, 24l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.