Munster (C & G) Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 15.20s
  • Off time: 13:35:52
Full result
Result 13:35 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Touch The Eden 3/5f
2nd 13 Raise Hell 9/1
3rd 10 Killshallago 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 00149/3
Royal blue, red hollow box, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Band Leader (IRE) 12
  • T:T Foley
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 00149/3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t T Foley R Loughran 14/1
2 5-3
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blissful Moment (USA) 20
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 5-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 6/1
3 4158-05
Red, white stars, white armlet, white star on cap Five Point Plan (IRE) 12
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 4158-05
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 20/1
4 2/012-P
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, green cap Ravensbury (IRE) 30
  • T:Mrs P Dobbs
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 2/012-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Mrs P Dobbs Andrew J McNamara 14/1
5 12/
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Touch The Eden (FR) 610
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 12/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 3/5f
6 5-12040
EMERALD GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, yellow sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Vintage Supreme (IRE) 12
  • T:J Long
  • J:R J Jones
  • Form: 5-12040
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J Long R J Jones (3) 40/1
7 0
WHITE, red spots, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 22
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 661/10
9 PP-4P0
Lilac, violet & primrose qtd cap Double Edge 116
  • T:Liam Casey
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: PP-4P0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t1 Liam Casey D E Splaine (5) 100/1
10 355
ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, quartered cap Killshallago (IRE) 23
  • T:G Keane
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 355
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 G Keane R M Power 14/1
11 P7-UP55
RED & BLACK CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, black stars on cap Milanphardantetime (IRE) 9
  • T:W J Austin
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: P7-UP55
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 W J Austin A D Leigh 33/1
12 P38
Yellow, red star, sleeves & cap Push The Button (IRE) 20
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:D Condon
  • Form: P38
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 T O'Brien D Condon 33/1
13 R6F/73-6
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Raise Hell (IRE) 209
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: R6F/73-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 W P Mullins D N Russell 9/1
14 2/276-
Mauve, grey sleeves, mauve diabolo, grey & mauve quartered cap Smart Money (IRE) 281
  • T:J H Culloty
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: 2/276-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 J H Culloty T J Doyle 33/1
15 454-05
Dark blue, white stars on sleeves, quartered cap Vincent Row (IRE) 12
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 454-05
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 40/1
16 6
RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Weliveinhope (IRE) 22
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 T O'Brien J L Cullen 40/1
17 5FRP-F0
RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Written Inthestars (IRE) 12
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 5FRP-F0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 40/1
18 B7-
RED, pink epaulettes, red cap, pink stars Zane Grey (IRE) 220
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: B7-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 16/1
19 6/F-6F
ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 19
  • T:F Costello
  • J: RESERVE
  • Form: 6/F-6F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 F Costello RESERVE 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 6-16000
Ash Rowe (IRE) 22
  • Nag Me
  • T:S Slevin
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 6-16000
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 114 S Slevin I J McCarthy NR
20 79
Don't Know (IRE) 33
  • Nag Me
  • T:I Madden
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 79
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 114 I Madden Reserve 2 NR
21
De Benno (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:J Grace
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 114 J Grace Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

Blissful Moment, a winner on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute, has been a disappointment so far over timber but there's still time to improve and this doesn't look too difficult. Killshallago has shown promise in bumpers and on his recent hurdling debut at Fairyhouse while hurdling newcomer Zane Grey is the type to do better. Willie Mullins complicates matters by saddling Raise Hell, who has shown little to date and may do better when sent chasing, and TOUCH THE EDEN, who had two runs in the Provinces in France early last year. While he's very much an unknown this won't take much winning and he's given the nod to make a winning start for new connections. Band Leader has a bumper success on this track to his credit and may do best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Ash Rowe (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Well off pace towards rear for much, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo).

Don't Know (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Led, ran wide and headed halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 6f out, weakened and tailed off, last of 9, well behind King Of Firth (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat in Oct.

De Benno (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Ros Nua.

Touch The Eden (FR) 11-4 (9-13) 2nd of 9, 2l behind Sortie De Secours (9-6) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f N H flat hvy in Mar '11.

Raise Hell (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Led and clear of remainder with 2nd, reduced lead halfway, headed approaching straight, soon no extra, 6th of 12, 27l behind More Madness (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat in May.

Killshallago (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closer in 5th after 3 out, soon ridden, 4th briefly at last, no extra run-in, 5th of 14, 6l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.

Milanphardantetime (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, 5th 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 15, 19l behind High Desert (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.

Band Leader (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Led, headed from 5f out, remained prominent, dropped to 3rd and no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Way Up In The Air (10-7) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy.

Zane Grey (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 5th on outer 3f out, ran slightly wide off bend entering straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 13, 19l behind Some Article (10-6) at Punchestown 2m nhf gs in Apr.

Push The Button (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased clear leader, moderate 5th approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, 8th of 14, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.

Double Edge 40-1 (11-12) Stumbled before 2nd, soon mid-division, no extra from before straight, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Minella Lady (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl in Aug.

Vincent Row (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Waited with, closed up approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 5th of 7, 21l behind Tennis Cap (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.

Smart Money (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) In rear, headway to chase leaders approaching 4f out, soon moderate 3rd and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, well behind Shotgun Paddy (11-6) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Feb.

Written Inthestars (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 21st of 22, well behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.

An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 28-1 (11-4) Well off pace in mid-division best, never a factor, 13th of 16, well behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo).

Ravensbury (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders and pulled hard, refused to settle, closer in 3rd halfway, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jupitor (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct, 8 ran.

Five Point Plan (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th after 4 out, no impression and kept on from next, 5th of 22, 16l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.

Vintage Supreme (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, 13th of 22, 48l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.

Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out and 4th on inner next, ridden but still close up when fell last, in a race won by Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy, 16 ran.

Weliveinhope (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 25l behind Heath Hunter (12-0) at Thurles 2m N H flat.

Blissful Moment (USA) 7-1 (11-12) Settled towards rear, 10th entering straight, some headway into moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 3rd of 14, 42l behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.