16:45 Thurles

Thursday 9 March 2017

All13:5514:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:15
  • Thurles Handicap Hurdle (80-123)
  • 4YO plus  |   2m 7f 19y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:47  |   Winning time: 6m 30.5s
1st
Horse silk
2
12/1
T: Mrs S A BramallJ: A Ring (3)
Held up, slight mistake 2nd, 9th from next, pushed along 4 out, soon headway, challenged from before straight, soon on terms, led between last 2, asserted from before last where slightly slow, stayed on well run-in, comfortably op 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
4
5/1
T: G P CromwellJ: G N Fox
Prominent, on terms from 3rd, led 7th, joined approaching 3 out, headed between last 2, no impression and kept on same pace from before last tchd 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
7
610-5
9/2
T: Miss E DoyleJ: S W Flanagan
Held up in touch, slight mistake 2nd, 7th from 3rd, closer in 2nd from 8th, on terms approaching 3 out, headed from next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last tchd 4/1
4th
Horse silk
10
8
1010-4
10/3f
T: D HickeyJ: D Robinson (5)
Prominent, a little keen, 4th from 3rd, no extra and one pace 2 out op 3/1 tchd 7/2
5th
Horse silk
11
5
16/1
T: A LeeJ: R C Colgan
Chased leaders, 6th from 3rd, slight mistake 8th, soon raced in 7th, slight mistake 4 out, no impression approaching straight, not fluent last
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
9
69-10
12/1
T: J W NicholsonJ: M A Enright
Held up in touch, took keen hold, closer in 5th from 3rd, slight mistake 3 out, no impression approaching straight, soon no extra op 10/1 tchd 8/1
7th
Horse silk
4
3
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, soon raced in 3rd, slight mistake 5th and reminder, under pressure 7th, 6th from next, dropped to last 4 out and no impression, slight mistake 3 out, not fluent next tchd 20/1
8th
Horse silk
½
6
7/2
T: M HouriganJ: D E Mullins
Led, joined from 3rd, headed 7th, 3rd from next, no impression from before 3 out, weakened op 4/1 tchd 10/3
9th
Horse silk
22
10
40/1
T: J J ManganJ: A W Short (7)
In rear, slight mistakes 3rd and 4th, pushed along 5 out, no extra from before 3 out op 33/1
10th
Horse silk
3 ½
1
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (5)
Held up, 8th from 3rd, closed before 5 out, slight mistake 4 out, soon pushed along and no impression, weakened op 11/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€12.30Pl:€2.60, €1.70, €1.50EX:€75.60Trifecta:€436.60Tricast:€316.44SF:€71.76

Forecasts

Rue Hill (10/3), Hollow Tree (7/2), Nerual (9/2), Raz De Maree (5/1), Diamond Cauchois (12/1), Swift (12/1), Plain Talking (14/1), Toubaloo (16/1), Captain Von Trappe (16/1), Steak And Spuds (40/1)

Verdict

HOLLOW TREE looks the one to be on after a promising showing last time at this track, that was a third start back after a significant layoff and so there shouldn't be any worries over a reaction. Rue Hill finished ahead of the selection at Gowran Park on his most recent run but, given his overall profile and that he is clearly tough to train, it would be better to see him backing that effort up before wading in to support. If Raz De Maree is able to replicate recent chase form now tackling these obstacles, he has a major say in this on ratings while Nerual ran well enough on handicap debut to warrant consideration having gone up just the minimum since. Plain Talking ought to find these waters less choppy after some tough races in the autumn and isn't ruled out despite carrying top weight.
  1. Hollow Tree
  2. Plain Talking
  3. Raz De Maree

Prize Money

1st: €9,856.002nd: €3,056.003rd: €1,455.004th: €656.005th: €256.00

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