12:50 Thurles

Thursday 28 November 2019

  • www.thurlesraces.ie Novice Handicap Chase
  • 2m 2f  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:50  |   Winning time: 4m 51.1s
Great Khant21
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-10| J: R M Power| T: E J O'Grady| OR:  120
Maiden of nine starts over fences but has been showing improved form of late evidenced by two recent runner-up performances at Galway and over this course and distance; slightly more needed but in excellent form.
Stylish Momentp7
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-9| J: P T Enright| T: E Doyle| OR:  119| CD
Course and distance winner here in October before showing his versatility when running well in a handicap hurdle last time out; clearly in sparkling form and very much one to consider.
Reach Upb,t11
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7| J: J P O'Sullivan| T: J P Ryan| OR:  117| D
Has been very busy over the summer and early autumn since winning a Punchestown handicap over two miles; now back below that mark and while not in the best of form is quietly respected.
Cusp Of Carabelli21
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-6| J: S W Flanagan| T: D M O'Brien| OR:  116
Won a Tramore beginners chase (2m5½f, good; 6-1) in August and showed his liking for fences at this track last time out when third of 12; can give another good account of himself.
Western Sea19
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-2| J: D J O'Keeffe| T: Ross O'Sullivan| OR:  112| C
Likes to race prominently and showed plenty of ability when landing a Sligo 2m5f beginners contest on good to yielding ground in September; not the strongest in the finish but should run his race and one for the shortlist.
Hilltop Supreme19
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-1| J: A W Short| T: D E Fitzgerald| OR:  97
Might lack overall reliability but showed his well being when finishing a good runner-up last time out at Naaas (2m4): a reproduction of that effort off only a slightly higher mark could see him go close.
Enduring Love9
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-10| J: S D Torrens| T: P J Rothwell| OR:  92
Off the mark for connections at the eighth time of asking when landing a 2m5f handicap at Fairyhouse earlier this month on heavy ground off a 7lb lower mark; subsequently placed at same track last time out: in good heart and every chance.


Sunrise Lady44
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 7
T: C O'Dwyer  J: R A Doyle



Stylish Moment (11/4), Western Sea (7/2), Cusp Of Carabelli (4/1), Great Khan (4/1), Hilltop Supreme (6/1), Enduring Love (8/1), Sunrise Lady (16/1), Reach Up (25/1)


The most interesting race of the day sees plenty of in-form rivals coming together. Slight preference is for course and distance winner STYLISH MOMENT who ran well over hurdles last time out and may still be ahead of the handicapper over fences. Enduring Love is in fine form at the moment and is another who may still be well treated at the weights. There was plenty to like about his two recent Fairyhouse runs and if building on those he can run well. Hilltop Supreme is not the most consistent but is certainly in form and if he can reproduce what he showed last time out then he rates a big danger.
  1. Stylish Moment
  2. Enduring Love
  3. Hilltop Supreme

Prize Money

1st: €9,600.002nd: €3,200.003rd: €1,600.004th: €800.005th: €480.006th: €320.00

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