15:00 Thurles

Thursday 9 March 2017

All13:5514:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:15

    thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:02  |   Winning time: 4m 21.1s
1st
Horse silk
3
7/4f
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, 6th at 4th, 4th approaching straight, challenged 2 out and soon on terms travelling smoothly, led approaching last where slight mistake, ridden out to assert and stayed on well run-in tchd 15/8
2nd
Horse silk
13
11
7/1
T: T E HydeJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, 3rd at 4th, on terms approaching straight, headed approaching last and no impression when slight mistake, one pace
3rd
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1
7
5/1
T: M F MorrisJ: M A Enright
Tracked leaders, 4th at 4th, on terms approaching straight, headed 2 out and slight mistake, soon one pace op 6/1 tchd 7/1
4th
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¾
18
15/8
T: H De BromheadJ: D J Mullins
Reared up before start, soon disputed lead, inclined to jump left, led approaching 3 out, joined approaching straight, headed before 2 out, soon no extra, not fluent last and one pace op 2/1 tchd 13/8
5th
Horse silk
nk
12
50/1
T: T MullinsJ: S G McDermott
Held up, 11th at 4th, headway approaching 3 out, moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace without threatening op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
16
9
40/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: B T O'Connell
Soon mid-division, 9th at 4th, moderate 11th before straight and no impression, kept on same pace op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
10
100/1
T: J G LonerganJ: B R Dalton
Held up, bumped and stumbled 3rd, 12th at 4th, slight mistake 4 out, moderate 8th before straight and no impression, slight mistake last, one pace op 66/1
8th
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1 ½
2
66/1
T: A L T MooreJ: J S McGarvey
Bumped slightly at 1st, soon mid-division, 8th at 4th, pushed along 4 out, slight mistake next, moderate 10th before straight and one pace
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
66/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Soon chased leaders, 7th at 4th, mistake 3 out, moderate 5th before straight, no extra when not fluent last
10th
Horse silk
9 ½
17
66/1
T: J J WalshJ: P T Enright
Towards rear, some slight mistakes, 16th at 4th, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out
11th
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hd
15
100/1
T: A MaguireJ: B J Foley (7)
Soon disputed lead, headed approaching 3 out, dropped to moderate 6th before straight, hit 2 out and no extra
12th
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3 ½
16
66/1
T: J P RyanJ: T N Brett (7)
Prominent, 5th at 4th, dropped to moderate 9th before straight, no extra tchd 80/1
13th
Horse silk
¾
13
510-11
100/1
T: P GriffinJ: A W Short (7)
Soon mid-division, 10th at 4th, moderate 12th before straight and no extra op 66/1
14th
Horse silk
5 ½
6
611-4
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Chased leaders early, slight mistake 3rd and reminders, 13th at 4th, dropped towards rear and no danger 5th op 20/1
15th
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4 ½
8
16/1
T: A KeatleyJ: R Loughran
Held up, 15th at 4th, slight mistake 4 out and no danger op 20/1 tchd 14/1
16th
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8 ½
1
511-12
100/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
Held up, 14th at 4th, never a factor op 66/1
17th
Horse silk
99
14
40/1
T: D DonovanJ: William Shanahan (7)
Soon in rear, some slight mistakes, reminders from 4th and no danger, completely tailed off op 66/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
4
100/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Towards rear, reminder after 1st, unseated rider 2nd op 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.70Pl:€1.10, €2.20, €1.80EX:€15.90Trifecta:€69.80SF:€15.12

Forecasts

Aint Dunne Yet (7/4), White Lilac (15/8), Hickey's Rock (5/1), Three Kings (7/1), Mr Champers (16/1), Harden (25/1), Ned's Island (40/1), Ellie's Choice (40/1), Tikken Away (50/1), A Nice Touch (66/1), Din Diddle Inn (66/1), Knock Na Rea (66/1), Kittyhawkkay (66/1), Pump Road (100/1), Hippy Hayley (100/1), Alys Keys (100/1), Mezajy (100/1), Bob Benson (100/1)

Verdict

Aint Dunne Yet finished third behind Death Duty in the autumn and remains of interest having since run well enough at Punchestown, especially given the decision to drop back to two-miles now. Hickey's Rock has also gone well enough in two runs at Cork to suggest he'll have some say in the finish while Ned's Island has some scope to improve on last month's Navan debut over flights. The same can be said of WHITE LILAC, who finished second at Clonmel on debut and will handle the likely ground. Her trainer remains in solid form and with that piece of form in the book, she appeals as the most likely winner.
  1. White Lilac
  2. Aint Dunne Yet
  3. Hickey's Rock

Prize Money

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

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