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Thurles Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7932.77
  • 2m 7f 186y
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 24s
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Thurles Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.90
  • Place: £5.40

Form: 9423P4

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Alternating between hurdles and fences of late, followed a good second in a heavy ground Limerick handicap hurdle in December with a close third in a Punchestown beginners' chase; others preferred but could get into the money.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 2lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Two wins over hurdles, the most recent over 3m at Thurles nearly two years ago; seasonal best on return to his original trainer when second over 3m at this venue after Christmas; unplaced in a handicap of a higher standard at Fairyhouse last time; stablemate Bal De Rio is marginally better suited by the race conditions but lacks a recent run.

3/1

6th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

visibility reduced by fog

13/2

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 000342

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Gradually improving over hurdles, best effort to date when second in a competitive handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; up 3lb for that but still unexposed and should have a big say here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 110y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Ernie McCracken

10st 13lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

9/1

2nd

5

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 186y

16:45 Thurles

Ernie McCracken

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

Gradually improving over hurdles, best effort to date when second in a competitive handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; up 3lb for that but still unexposed and should have a big say here.

5/2

2nd

8

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 40y

14:55 Gowran Park

Ernie McCracken

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Emmet Mullins

Left previous form behind when hitting the frame in a maiden hurdle at Limerick over Christmas and showed that was no fluke with a good fourth over C&D latest; might be one to progress now handicapping; check market.

6/1

Form: 42-080 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden hurdle over 2m here in a good season last year and also landed a Naas handicap; well below his best this season; stays this trip but best watched for now.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Capilano Bridge

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Two good runs in defeat last season over fences but struggled both runs this term back over timber; may find testing ground over this trip too much.

20/1

7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Capilano Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Returned from a year off to run okay in a Listed handicap hurdle at Navan; probably best watched still.

33/1

7th

2

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Capilano Bridge

11st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, mistake and lost ground 1st, soon dropped to rear

20/1

Form: /28645 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles last season, including this race off a 3lb lower mark; started off this season with a fine second in a Galway beginners' chase in October but well below that since; back over hurdles and very much a player if she can produce anything like her best.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Bay Ambition

10st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden over fences after 12 starts; has run well on some of her recent outings but was poor at Kilbeggan last time and has to bounce back.

7/1

7th

1

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Bay Ambition

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, headed 3 out

11/2

1

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 169y

17:10 Clonmel

Bay Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner is rated 120 in that sphere; yet to score in 10 starts over fences but has run well a number of times, including over 2m4f here last time; this trip will suit better and should be a player.

7/4

Form: P330-4

Last run: 128 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

One win to his credit but doesn't run many bad races; good fourth in a 3m handicap chase at Cork in November after seven months off when last seen; runs well fresh and has to be respected.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Shar Whats Therush

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Had modest strike-rate when trained in Ireland and not seen since running poorly over hurdles in first-time cheekpieces (now discarded) 14 months ago; however, switches back to chasing on a good mark for respected new stable and market support will make him of significant interest.

7/1

13th

13

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

15:38 Limerick

Shar Whats Therush

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Donal Hassett

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Shar Whats Therush

11st 12lb

J: Mr Romain Lemiere

T: Donal Hassett

His losing run goes back to 2017 but often runs well in defeat and he probably needed his return from four months off at Thurles a fortnight ago; on a good mark and has run well here before.

12/1

Form: 44F809 D

Last run: 158 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Last win was over fences last summer; lost her form towards the end of the year and best watched after six months off.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

6

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Brogine

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

always towards rear, no impression from 2 out (usual 3 out)

20/1

8

21st Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Brogine

11st 2lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: S Braddish

prominent, fell 8th

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -22FFF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Looked to be making up into a solid novice chaser in the autumn but confidence over fences dealt a severe blow with three consecutive falls; reverts back to hurdles with some reasonable novice form to his credit last season but others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

7

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Indiana Jones

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Grade 3 winner at Navan last year but not at his best in three runs this season; best watched.

33/1

12th

8

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Indiana Jones

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Has had his jumping issues but won a Grade 3 novice contest at Naas last year and ran a fine race in retrospect when fourth to Elixir De Nutz in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in November; not the easiest to weigh up but no surprise if he could run a big race off this mark.

16/1

Form: -02623

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Navan maiden hurdle winner a year ago and has improved going up in trip this season with narrow defeats last twice at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; up another 2lb but looks likely to go close once again.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Robinstown

11st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

led, soon went clear, reduced lead before 3 out, headed last, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €400.00
Straight Forecast €319.60
Tricast €1130.50
Trifecta €2543.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Ernie McCracken

SPOTLIGHT:

Robinstown

TOPSPEED:

Capilano Bridge

The Irish Sun:

Ernie McCracken

POSTDATA:

Robinstown