15:15 Thurles

Thursday 5 March 2020

All14:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35

thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Soft to Heavy (Heavy in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 4m 16.5s

1st
18
1/1f
T: C O'BrienJ: P T Enright
Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, closed approaching 3 out, 3rd and not match front pair before last until stayed on well run-in to lead at finish op 7/4 tchd 9/10
2nd
sh
8
511-4
25/1
T: E M O'SullivanJ: Miss M O'Sullivan (7)
Soon led, slight mistake 3rd, pressed and slight mistake 2 out, joined between last 2, led again before last where slight mistake, veered left run-in, headed at finish and soon unseated rider tchd 22/1 and 28/1
3rd
3 ¾
2
711-12
7/4
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division early, 8th approaching halfway, not fluent 4 out, headway on inner from 3 out, on terms between last 2, headed before last and slight mistake, no extra and one pace after op 13/8 tchd 2/1
4th
nk
10
40/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: D Meyler
Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching halfway, effort and slight mistake 2 out, kept on without matching principals after op 66/1
5th
2 ½
17
610-11
100/1
T: James DulleaJ: B Hayes
Waited with, 14th approaching halfway, slight mistake 5th, soon headway, no impression when mistake last, kept on without threatening
6th
1
12
100/1
T: A MurrayJ: J J Slevin
Waited with towards rear, 16th approaching halfway, some headway 3 out, 5th before straight, kept on without matching principals after
7th
7 ½
9
33/1
T: P A FahyJ: H Morgan (7)
Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching halfway, slight mistake 5th, one pace from before straight tchd 40/1
8th
nk
4
16/1
T: P J FlynnJ: E Walsh (7)
Waited with, 12th approaching halfway, soon headway, one pace 3 out op 14/1
9th
1 ¾
3
50/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: D J McInerney
Mid-division early, 9th approaching halfway, no impression and not fluent 3 out, one pace tchd 40/1
10th
10
11
100/1
T: M HouriganJ: T Ryan (5)
Mid-division early, slight mistake 3rd, 10th approaching halfway, one pace 3 out
11th
16
13
100/1
T: M BrassilJ: R A Doyle (3)
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3 out, no extra from before straight
12th
2 ½
16
100/1
T: S CurlingJ: M A Enright
Waited with, slight mistake and slightly impeded at 2nd, 15th approaching halfway, not fluent 4 out, one pace next
13th
6
5
50/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Waited with, 13th approaching halfway, one pace 3 out, mistake 2 out op 66/1 tchd 40/1
14th
1 ¾
7
100/1
T: P BreenJ: I J Power
Waited with, some slight mistakes, slightly impeded 2nd, 11th approaching halfway, no impression from 4 out
15th
7 ½
14
66/1
T: P ByrneJ: B Browne (5)
Waited with, some slight mistakes, slightly impeded 2nd, soon in rear, never a factor
16th
11
1
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Led early, prominent, not always fluent jumping, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon weakened op 4/1
17th
4 ¾
15
20/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Tracked leaders, slightly impeded 1st, not always fluent jumping, 4th approaching halfway, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened op 50/1

Also Ran

UR
6
100/1
T: P A FahyJ: R J Condon (7)
Soon mid-division, unseated rider 2nd op 80/1

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Betting

Forecast

Strange Notions (1/1), Onlyhuman (7/4), Kismet Hardy (6/1), Mademoiselle Penny (16/1), Cornhill Lass (20/1), Optum (25/1), Pottlerath (33/1), Ran Rite (40/1), Sirjack Thomas (50/1), Charlie Siringo (50/1), Cashins Hill (66/1), Satin Sun (100/1), Sargent Lightfoot (100/1), Sao Paulo (100/1), Witness Cant State (100/1), Miss Sophiea (100/1), Golden Birch (100/1), Duca Di Milano (100/1)

Verdict
STRANGE NOTIONS has the best form of this rag-tag bunch and a repeat of her recent handicap run at Leopardstown where she finished a respectable 5th or 27 could see her leading home her rivals and landing a deserved first victory. She already has three placed efforts in hurdle races to her name. Onlyhuman will no doubt be popular in the betting ring given connections. The seven-year-old has the best Flat form of those on show and if he can translate that to hurdles then he is capable of getting the better of his rivals. Optum needs to brush up on his hurdling but showed enough on his latest start to suggest he would be capable of winning a maiden hurdle.
  1. Strange Notions
  2. Optum
  3. Onlyhuman

Previous Winners

2019
Cash Back
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: P Townend
  |  
T: W P Mullins
10/11
Prize Money
1st:
€6,600.00
2nd:
€2,200.00
3rd:
€1,100.00
4th:
€550.00
5th:
€330.00
6th:
€219.00

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