14:25 Thurles

Thursday 20 February 2020

All13:5514:2514:5515:2515:5516:2516:55
  • Go Racing At Thurles Racecourse Handicap Chase
  • 2m 149y  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 4m 25.5s
1st
6
10/1
T: J DulleaJ: P T Enright
Prominent, on terms after 5th, led 7th, joined approaching 3 out, led again 2 out, almost joined last, kept on well run-in tchd 12/1
2nd
¾
1
7/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: M P Walsh
Soon chased leaders, 5th from 4th, pushed along after 3 out, effort and almost on terms last where slight mistake, kept on run-in without quite matching winner op 8/1
3rd
1 ¾
2
611-10
2/1f
T: G O'LoughlinJ: D J McInerney
A little slow into stride, waited with, 9th from 4th, soon headway, slight mistake 5th, pushed along approaching 3 out, kept on without matching front pair run-in op 15/8 tchd 7/4
4th
4 ½
8
14/1
T: T MullinsJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Prominent, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd from next, closed up after 5th, on terms approaching 3 out, headed 2 out, still close up when slight mistake last, one pace run-in op 16/1
5th
4 ½
5
8/1
T: B McMahonJ: Mr E Mahon (7)
Mid-division early, 7th from 4th, closed up approaching 3 out to be prominent, on terms approaching straight, headed 2 out, no impression and slight mistake last, one pace op 6/1
6th
½
3
8/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Soon chased leaders, 4th from 4th, pushed along after 3 out, still in touch when bad mistake last, one pace after op 16/1
7th
5
4
5/1
T: T M WalshJ: D F O'Regan
Waited with in rear, some headway but pushed along approaching straight, soon one pace op 11/2 tchd 6/1
8th
11
7
8/1
T: G P CromwellJ: N P Madden
Mid-division early, 6th from 4th, pushed along on outer from 7th, one pace after
9th
35
9
33/1
T: S J MahonJ: D E Mullins
Led, joined after 5th, headed 7th, lost position approaching 3 out, weakened and not fluent 2 out, tailed off tchd 25/1

Also Ran

PU
10
20/1
T: G M DoyleJ: G Brouder (7)
Mid-division early, 8th from 4th, soon not much room briefly and pushed along, dropped towards rear approaching next, ridden along after 6th, no impression from 7th, pulled up before 3 out op 18/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€14.00Pl:€3.90, €2.10, €1.02EX:€72.60Trifecta:€285.00Tricast:€199.61SF:€80.14

Forecasts

Mitchouka (2/1), Kildorrery (5/1), Kitten Rock (7/1), Powersbomb (8/1), Hardback (8/1), Spades Are Trumps (8/1), Tikkanen Express (10/1), Grand Partner (14/1), Lacken Bridge (20/1), Balbir Du Mathan (33/1)

Verdict

MITCHOUKA won on stable debut for Geroid O'Loughlin earlier this month over C&D and can follow that success up in this contest. The former Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old can hold off potential challengers in the shape of Kildorrery for the Ted Wash yard and Powersbomb who has been running well in defeat around the turn of the year. The J P McManus-owned pair Spades Are Trumps and Kitten Rock should not be underestimated.
  1. Mitchouka
  2. Kildorrery
  3. Powersbomb

Prize Money

1st: €15,000.002nd: €5,000.003rd: €2,500.004th: €1,250.005th: €750.006th: €500.00

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