Rock Of Cashel Handicap Chase (0-102) 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, 18 runners)
  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 50.60s
  • Off time: 16:48:19
Full result
Result 16:45 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Knock Beauty 12/1
2nd 6 See Double You 3 10/3f
3rd 15 Monks Return 13 16/1
4th 7 Steady Ed 13 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 64615U
PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 20
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:C D Timmons
  • Form: 64615U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p Denis Hogan C D Timmons (5) 102 12/1
2 1069U4
White & red stripes, red stars on cap Tukawhile (IRE) 22
  • T:S Aherne
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 1069U4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 S Aherne M J Ferris 102 14/1
3 96P80/P
Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Bale O'Shea (IRE) 278
  • T:M O'Hare
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 96P80/P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 M O'Hare A E Lynch 101 10/1
4 15PP/00
White, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Drive On Jim (IRE) 26
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 15PP/00
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
11 163 11-9 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 99 25/1
5 167802
DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap Hill Rock (IRE) 54
  • T:N Henley
  • J:Mr B J Foley
  • Form: 167802
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 t N Henley Mr B J Foley (7) 97 16/1
6 22-0062
ORANGE, black spots, white sleeves & cap See Double You (IRE) 25
  • T:Ronan McNally
  • J:Mr R M P McNally
  • Form: 22-0062
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 Ronan McNally Mr R M P McNally (7) 96 10/3f
7 502-530
LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Steady Ed (IRE) 61
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 502-530
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 93 20/1
8 773P50
Yellow, white star, white cap Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 22
  • T:James Conheady
  • J:Mr J Conheady
  • Form: 773P50
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2p1
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 p1 James Conheady Mr J Conheady (7) 92 33/1
9 0-60F45
RED, white stars, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Cross To Boston (IRE) 20
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 0-60F45
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11bt
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 bt P J Rothwell P Townend 87 10/1
10 7FF2P-P
ROYAL BLUE, red panel & sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Knock Beauty (IRE) 54
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 7FF2P-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 R Tyner P T Enright 85 12/1
11 325F4-7
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 293
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 325F4-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5p1
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 p1 C F Swan M P Walsh 81 7/1
12 508P-88
BLACK & ORANGE HOOPS, black cap, orange star Offside Rule (IRE) 20
  • T:M Cullen
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 508P-88
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 t M Cullen D J Condon 79 25/1
13 084545
Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Code Dancer (IRE) 46
  • T:P Carey
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 084545
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 P Carey A Ring (7) 76 8/1
14 0P-P0P5
Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap Nanos Witness (IRE) 48
  • T:Mrs G O'Connor
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 0P-P0P5
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0p1
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 p1 Mrs G O'Connor A P Heskin 76 22/1
15 831P20
Maroon & em green diabolo, maroon sleeves, em green armlet, quartered cap Monks Return (IRE) 46
  • T:R P Rath
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 831P20
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-13p
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
9 139 9-13 p R P Rath M P Butler (3) 75 16/1
16 UP9F-0U
RED & WHITE DIABOLO, red sleeves, white stars, white cap The Bog Road Girl (IRE) 41
  • T:M P Fitzgerald
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: UP9F-0U
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-12p
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
9 138 9-12 p M P Fitzgerald S W Flanagan 74 16/1
17 PU9444
RED, black hoop, black sleeves, hooped cap Torremuelle (IRE) 46
  • T:D E Finn
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: PU9444
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 9-12b
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
12 138 9-12 b D E Finn B R Dalton (3) 74 9/1
18 0P-PP3P
Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Robertstown Rover (IRE) 46
  • T:M McDonagh
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 0P-PP3P
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
12 136 9-10 M McDonagh M A Enright 72 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
19 953-0FF
Bend The Rules (IRE) 6
  • Nag Me
  • T:P Hughes
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 953-0FF
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 105 P Hughes Reserve 1 81 NR
20 6-872F3
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 51
  • Nag Me
  • T:Richard Pugh
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 6-872F3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 109 Richard Pugh Reserve 2 85 NR
21 7/679-00
Its The Ice I Like (IRE) 41
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 7/679-00
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
9 112 R Tyner Reserve 3 92 NR

In depth

Verdict

This is a moderate affair and top weight Rory's Brother must have every chance of defying top weight. But he unseated his rider at Fairyhouse earlier this month in a race in which CROSS TO BOSTON kept on in the closing stages to finish fifth. Paul Townend takes over the reins on the latter from a 7lb claimer here and further improvement is expected so he gets the nod ahead of Ayr second See Double You and Hill Rock, whose run behind Byerley Babe at Limerick in December looks better now than at did at the time. Steady Ed, Code Dancer and Torremuelle may prove the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Bend The Rules (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, mistake 1st, mid-division halfway, slight mistake 5 out, soon no extra, moderate 9th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Leavethelighton (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy, 15 ran.

Schindlers Rock (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, closer order to track leaders 4 out, bad mistake next, 3rd approaching 2 out where 2nd, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan.

Its The Ice I Like (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, weakened, went badly left at last, 11th of 19, well behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f in Jan.

Knock Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, mistake 5 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Carrow Queen (9-10) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec, 14 ran.

See Double You (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind And The Man (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.

Monks Return (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Prominent and led before 2nd, headed 12th, soon ridden and no extra 4 out, remote 10th when mistake 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind Carrigeen Kariega (10-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan.

Steady Ed (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra from 5 out,, 12th of 13, well behind Foritsa (9-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.

Rory's Brother (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders until mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Witness Of Fashion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy, 18 ran.

Code Dancer (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Prominent early, 7th halfway and 10th at 10th, ridden in moderate 12th after 5 out, remote 8th early straight and kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 20l behind Carrigeen Kariega (10-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan.

Tukawhile (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) In rear, slight mistake 1st, pushed along in 9th after 5 out, not fluent next and 3 out, hampered 2 out, went moderate 5th approaching last, kept on one pace under pressure, 4th of 12, 17l behind Milestone Miss (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.

Torremuelle (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, mistake 11th, 3rd approaching 4 out and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 14l behind Carrigeen Kariega (10-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan.

The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, trailing 6 out, ridden and weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Living Next Door (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.

Nanos Witness (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Soon mid-division, lost place and ridden along from 4 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, 5th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 18l behind Avondhu Lady (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.

Bale O'Shea (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, a bit slow 2nd, lost place 5 out, dropped behind from before 3 out, pulled up straight, in a race won by Blazing Sonnet (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in May, 16 ran.

Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 18, 36l behind Don Poli (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.

Drive On Jim (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, dropped to last at 7th, soon no danger, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.

Hill Rock (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th 5 out, 2nd after 3 out, 3rd and no impression from 2 out, left 2nd again and kept on same pace from last,, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec.

Cross To Boston (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Disputed lead early, still chasing leaders straight, moderate 7th 2 out where slight mistake, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 18, 30l behind Witness Of Fashion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy.

Offside Rule (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Towards rear, 13th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 8th of 18, 40l behind Witness Of Fashion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy.

The Bog Road Girl (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) in Jan, 10 ran.

Robertstown Rover (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, 7th and ridden after 5 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carrigeen Kariega (10-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan, 18 ran.