14:45 Thurles

Thursday 9 February 2017

All13:4014:1014:4515:1515:4516:2016:55

    thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:45  |   Winning time: 4m 14.6s
1st
Horse silk
2
4/9f
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Soon tracked leaders, 3rd before 4th, led before 3 out, went on from before straight, reduced lead before last, kept on run, just held on op 8/15
2nd
Horse silk
hd
6
5/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Soon led and disputed, slight mistakes 3rd and 5th, headed before 3 out, not go with winner from before straight, closed again from before last where slight mistake, stayed on well run-in, just failed op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
19
5
20/1
T: W J BurkeJ: B M Cash
Held up, 11th before 4th, pushed along to chase leaders 6th, went 3rd approaching 3 out, soon one pace op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
15
15
20/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: S J Gray (3)
Stumbled after 1st and almost unseated rider, soon mid-division, 10th before 4th where not fluent, progress but no impression in 4th before 3 out where slight mistake, soon one pace
5th
Horse silk
½
7
20/1
T: L P CusackJ: D F O'Regan
Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, 5th before 4th, still 5th 3 out and no impression, one pace tchd 22/1
6th
Horse silk
14
13
100/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Held up, some progress but no danger from before 3 out, kept on
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
8
100/1
T: W HarneyJ: R C Colgan
Close up and disputed lead, no extra from before 3 out
8th
Horse silk
6
11
25/1
T: C ByrnesJ: B T O'Connell
Disputed lead early, 4th before 4th, 6th 3 out and no impression, soon no extra op 20/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
14
33/1
T: J C McConnellJ: M J Bolger
In rear, not always fluent jumping, some progress but no danger from before 3 out, kept on
10th
Horse silk
6 ½
10
100/1
T: K PurcellJ: P F Mangan
Not always fluent jumping, held up, 13th before 4th, no danger from before 3 out
11th
Horse silk
¾
18
100/1
T: P M ClokeJ: D E Mullins
Held up, 12th before 4th, no impression 6th
12th
Horse silk
½
16
66/1
T: E McNamaraJ: S W Flanagan
Held up, 15th before 4th, not always fluent jumping, no danger from before 3 out
13th
Horse silk
4 ½
3
33/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (5)
Towards rear for most, never a factor
14th
Horse silk
12
12
100/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, switched left after 3rd, 7th before next, no impression 3 out, soon no extra
15th
Horse silk
1 ½
1
511-11
66/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
Impeded after 1st, held up, 14th before 4th, no danger from before 3 out
16th
Horse silk
33
9
33/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Rachael Blackmore (5)
Chased leaders, 9th before 4th, weakened 6th, tailed off
17th
Horse silk
12
17
33/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: R Loughran
Impeded after 1st, a little keen, chased leaders, 6th before 4th where slight mistake, weakened from before 3 out, tailed off

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
4
100/1
T: L YoungJ: R P Treacy (5)
Jumped right 1st, chased leaders, 8th before 4th, no impression 6th, no extra and fell next

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Non-Runners

20
Horse silk
Twilight Court76
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 5
T: Mrs D Foster  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Horse silk
Oskar High19
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 5
T: N Lee  J: Reserve 1
NR
21
Horse silk
Artical Eleven280
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 7
T: D McNamara  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.80Pl:€1.02, €1.10, €2.80EX:€2.50Trifecta:€14.80SF:€1.76

Forecasts

Capital Force (4/9), Sharps Choice (5/2), Rebel Ace (20/1), Shakeytry (20/1), Snugsborough Benny (20/1), Give Battle (25/1), Roi De Dubai (33/1), Davids Charm (33/1), Antonio Joli (33/1), Niamh's Wish (33/1), Tough But Honest (66/1), Mezajy (66/1), Jimmyjames (100/1), The Canny Man (100/1), Auntie's Nephew (100/1), Wilton Star (100/1), Go Roddy Go (100/1), Mister Orcadian (100/1)

Verdict

Despite a large field this race appears to lack a lot of depth. Capital Force has gone close in similar company on a couple of occasions but it is something of a worry that he travels so powerfully and doesn't appear to find as much as might be expected in the finish. As such, he is bypassed in favour of jumping newcomer SHARPS CHOICE, whose trainer has landed the last two renewals of this race. He has twice placed in bumpers at this track and can take advantage of his main market rival in the run to the line. Shakeytry showed some promise over C&D on his hurdles debut and can again threaten the minor money while Give Battle and Rebel Ace also have some potential to do better. Niamh's Wish is a half-sister to Harchibald and will generate some interest as a result. 1. Sharps Choice 2. Capital Force 3. Rebel Ace

Prize Money

1st: €6,775.002nd: €2,101.003rd: €1,002.004th: €450.005th: €176.00

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