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
- Winning time: 6m 11.10s
- Off time: 14:10:32
|1st||6 Make A Track||11/8|
|2nd||10 Vesper Bell||1¼||9/10f|
Austerity Measures (IRE) 249
|7||166 11-12||N Henley||R C Colgan||50/1|
Canaly (IRE) 157
|7||166 11-12||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||8/1|
Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE) 70
|7||166 11-12||W C O'Brien||P A Gallagher (5)||33/1|
Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 199
|6||166 11-12||M McDonagh||R J Jones (3)||50/1|
Hasty Times (IRE) 11
|7||166 11-12||J J Murphy||D A McCormack (5)||50/1|
Make A Track (IRE) 19
|6||166 11-12||C F Swan||D N Russell||11/8|
Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 8
|9||166 11-12||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||25/1|
Sword Fish (IRE) 12
|6||166 11-12||C Roche||A P Crowe||33/1|
Temple Castle (IRE) 11
|7||166 11-12||W G McMahon||Mr W W McMahon (7)||50/1|
Vesper Bell (IRE) 218
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||R Walsh||9/10f|
Present Potential (IRE) 19
|5||165 11-11 p||M F Morris||D J Casey||33/1|
Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 201
|7||159 11-5||R H Lalor||Mr J R Lalor (7)||20/1|
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.
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.