14:55 Thurles

Thursday 26 October 2017

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  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:58  |   Winning time: 5m 55.8s
1st
Horse silk
4
9/4
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, under pressure in 3rd before last, stayed on into 2nd last, kept on well run-in to lead closing stages op 15/8 tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
1
711-12
50/1
T: M M McNiffJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Held up early, mid-division from 4th, 7th halfway, slight mistake 8th, progress into 3rd 3 out, 2nd next, ridden to lead before last, slight mistake last, headed closing stages and no extra
3rd
Horse silk
8
7
5/1
T: N MeadeJ: M P Walsh
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression entering straight, under pressure in 5th before last, left moderate 3rd last, kept on one pace tchd 11/2
4th
Horse silk
2 ¾
11
25/1
T: S J MahonJ: D F O'Regan
Led and disputed, hampered by loose horse approaching 4 out where slight mistake, 2nd before 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, under pressure in 5th last, left 4th op 50/1
5th
Horse silk
3 ¾
14
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Held up, progress into 7th before 3 out, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, left 5th and slight mistake last
6th
Horse silk
18
13
33/1
T: M HouriganJ: P Townend
Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 3 out, slight mistake 3 out and soon no extra
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
5
100/1
T: R DonohoeJ: B Hayes
Held up towards rear, trailing halfway, some progress into moderate 9th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
8th
Horse silk
1
12
50/1
T: J G SheehanJ: S W Flanagan
Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, improved into 6th at 8th, disputed 5 out, 3rd after 4 out, lost place before next where slight mistake, soon no extra
9th
Horse silk
3
9
1011-12
25/1
T: W HarneyJ: K C Sexton
Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 5th halfway, lost place before 4 out where slight mistake, soon ridden and no extra op 28/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ¼
8
100/1
T: D BuddsJ: P F Mangan
Mid-division, improved into 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out
11th
Horse silk
3
2
33/1
T: A MurrayJ: A E Lynch
Held up early, mid-division halfway, mistake 8th, soon dropped towards rear, weakened 4 out
12th
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
12/1
T: C BoweJ: J J Slevin (3)
Mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, soon towards rear, slight mistake 5th, trailing halfway, never a factor op 16/1 tchd 9/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
3
11/10f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders and unseated rider 1st op 13/8
F
Horse silk
6
100/1
T: M M McNiffJ: P T Enright
Fell 1st
F
Horse silk
15
14/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, disputed from 5 out, hampered by loose horse approaching 4 out, led after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last where 3rd and fell op 16/1
F
Horse silk
16
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Led and disputed, fell 7th op 28/1

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Non-Runners

18
Horse silk
Sea's Aria14
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: D Hogan  J: Reserve 2
NR
17
Horse silk
Florianopolis208
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: D A McLoughlin  J: Reserve 1
NR
19
Horse silk
Time And Times16
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: D McNamara  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.50Pl:€1.70, €24.90, €2.00EX:€129.30Trifecta:€3,303.00SF:€123.33

Forecasts

Carrig Cathal (11/10), Close Shave (9/4), De Name Escapes Me (5/1), Lacken Bridge (12/1), Tyrrell's Succes (14/1), Sea's Aria (20/1), Mannin Island (25/1), Joxer (25/1), Florianopolis (25/1), Steamboat Quay (33/1), Moores Road (33/1), Bilbo Bagins (33/1), Weather Watch (33/1), Time And Times (33/1), Adimelo (50/1), Mindsmadeup (50/1), Coole Craft (100/1), Fruits Of Gold (100/1), Corskeagh Express (100/1)

Verdict

Lacken Bridge rates a very interesting contender on rules bow, given his consistent profile in the point-to-point sphere and in market confidence in his bid would prove noteworthy. Mannin Island may have needed a recent run at Limerick and could do better here while similar comments apply to De Name Escapes Me, who should prove much better than his Gowran Park reappearance. Carrig Cathal was about the best of these over hurdles and has to be noted on chase bow for the in-form Elliott yard but CLOSE SHAVE already looks a better chaser than he was hurdler and if he can take another step forward as he did between his two recent Galway outings over fences, his experience could be telling under Barry Geraghty.
  1. Close Shave
  2. Carrig Cathal
  3. Lacken Bridge

Previous Winners

2016
Alpha Des Obeaux
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
1/2

Prize Money

1st: €7,392.002nd: €2,292.003rd: €1,092.004th: €493.005th: €192.00

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