www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, 12 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 11.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:32
Full result
Result 14:10 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Make A Track 11/8
2nd 10 Vesper Bell 9/10f
3rd 2 Canaly 12 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4P-
Dark green & maroon quartered, dark green sleeves, white cap Austerity Measures (IRE) 249
  • T:N Henley
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 4P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 N Henley R C Colgan 50/1
2 P00-32P
WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Canaly (IRE) 157
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: P00-32P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 8/1
3 9535-97
White, emerald green braces, orange sleeves & cap Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE) 70
  • T:W C O'Brien
  • J:P A Gallagher
  • Form: 9535-97
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 W C O'Brien P A Gallagher (5) 33/1
4 U-0
MAROON, pink star & stars on sleeves, maroon cap, pink star Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 199
  • T:M McDonagh
  • J:R J Jones
  • Form: U-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M McDonagh R J Jones (3) 50/1
5 52358-0
EMERALD GREEN, brown cross of lorraine, brown armlet, quartered cap Hasty Times (IRE) 11
  • T:J J Murphy
  • J:D A McCormack
  • Form: 52358-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 J J Murphy D A McCormack (5) 50/1
6 1540-82
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Make A Track (IRE) 19
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 1540-82
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 C F Swan D N Russell 11/8
7 R23/45-6
PURPLE, white striped sleeves & cap Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 8
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: R23/45-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 25/1
8 20-P708
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sword Fish (IRE) 12
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 20-P708
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 33/1
9 93-P58F
Maroon & white hoops, maroon sleeves, yellow cap Temple Castle (IRE) 11
  • T:W G McMahon
  • J:Mr W W McMahon
  • Form: 93-P58F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 W G McMahon Mr W W McMahon (7) 50/1
10 1/42152-
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 218
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1/42152-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/10f
11 305-70P
MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Present Potential (IRE) 19
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 305-70P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 p M F Morris D J Casey 33/1
12 1117-61
LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 201
  • T:R H Lalor
  • J:Mr J R Lalor
  • Form: 1117-61
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 R H Lalor Mr J R Lalor (7) 20/1

In depth

Verdict

Canaly, three times a winner over hurdles, ran well on his first two starts over fences at Kilbeggan but never got involved when favourite on a return visit in June. He may do better after a break but will need to as Make A Track and VESPER BELL look potentially useful performers over fences. The former has the experience of chasing having made a highly satisfactory start when just run out of it by Texas Jack over a trip too short at Naas. He'll be difficult to beat but Vesper Bell has the look of a smart recruit to fences. A winning bumper and successful in a maiden hurdle, he produced a superb effort when narrowly beaten by stablemate Marasonnien in a Grade 1 over timber at the Punchestown Festival and can make a winning start to his new career. Multiple point-to-point winner Clonbeale Vacation may do best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Make A Track (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed 5 out and led after next, strongly pressed approaching last and headed early run-in, kept on under pressure but not match winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Texas Jack (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs.

Vesper Bell (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Soon led and disputed, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Marasonnien (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr.

Canaly (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Soon towards rear, slow jump and pushed along 6th, slightly hampered 5 out, soon no impression and pulled up before last, in a race won by Sin Palo (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chase sft in Jun, 14 ran.

Hasty Times (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, off the pace, 8th 5 out, no extra next, 11th of 13, well behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft.

Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, disp from 5th until ld 16th, jnd aftr 5out, cl 2nd from 4out, chall last & ld cl home, won at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May beating Nhakira (11-4) by hd, 10 ran.

Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Waited with off the pace, no danger and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 6th of 9, well behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft.

Sword Fish (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, well behind El Fontan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.

Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always behind, completely tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Back In Focus (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Sep.

Present Potential (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, trailing from 4 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Texas Jack (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f beg chs, 9 ran.

Austerity Measures (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw pr, on terms with ldrs & v b mstk 3out, no ex, pu last, in a race won by Paddydcaddy (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.

Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, slight mistake 4th, soon lost place and not a factor, 13th of 16, well behind Dark Raven (10-13) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in May.

Temple Castle (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, off the pace, slight mistake 5th, 6th 5 out, no impression next, fell 2 out, in a race won by Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft, 13 ran.