17:00 Thurles

Thursday 5 March 2020

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

Thurles Handicap Hurdle

2m 6f 197y  |   Soft to Heavy (Heavy in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:00  |   Winning time: 6m 25.1s

1st
2
4/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Soon led, slight mistakes 5th and 3 out, left well clear 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably op 6/1 tchd 7/2
2nd
28
4
611-2
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led briefly early, slow at 1st, tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, pushed along in 3rd approaching straight, no impression when left 2nd from 2 out, one pace tchd 11/2
3rd
13
6
510-10
10/1
T: Denis HoganJ: C F Hart (7)
Tracked leaders, stumbled slightly approaching 2nd, mistake 3rd, pushed along at stages, under pressure after 4 out, one pace next op 7/1 tchd 13/2
4th
5 ½
5
1311-0
33/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (5)
Slow at 1st, waited with, headway to chase leaders and slight mistake 3 out, no extra and one pace after op 20/1

Also Ran

F
1
11/8f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Prominent, slight mistakes 4 out and 3 out, pushed along approaching straight, still chasing winner when fell 2 out op 15/8
PU
3
25/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: A P Kelly (7)
Waited with, not fluent 2nd, raced towards outer, slight mistake 4 out and slightly impeded, under pressure soon after, weakened and pulled up before 2 out op 16/1
F
7
3/1
T: T O'BrienJ: P T Enright
Waited with, fell 2nd op 11/4

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Betting

Forecast

Braeside (11/8), Frere Fontaine (3/1), Bay Ambition (4/1), Zenon (6/1), Bua Boy (10/1), Castello Sforza (25/1), Sonny B (33/1)

Verdict
BRAESIDE holds a few Cheltenham entries and if hoping to take his chance should be strong enough here based on the form he has shown in his last two outings. He followed up a win at Fairyhouse with a better performance when finishing sixth of 28 at Leopardstown last time out. He remains on the same mark and will relish the testing conditions. Bay Ambition has been knocking on the door of late and certainly deserves a win. He may still be on the upgrade and may give the selection most to do. Zenon has been frustrating since running a cracker on his debut behind Envoi Allen. He has talent and perhaps he will be capable of showing it on his handicap debut.
  1. Braeside
  2. Bay Ambition
  3. Zenon

Previous Winners

2019
Smoking Gun
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-8  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Rachael Blackmore
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
6/4
Prize Money
1st:
€10,801.00
2nd:
€3,600.00
3rd:
€1,800.00
4th:
€900.00
5th:
€540.00
6th:
€360.00

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