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13:14 Thurles

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Molony Cup Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 3m 0f 59y
  • 18 runners
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Molony Cup Handicap Chase

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: -90376

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Just glimpses of ability in three starts over fences; still needs to do more dropping into handicaps.

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3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Lizrona

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

didn't jump well, always behind, tailed off when bad mistake 2 out, soon pulled up

10/1

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Lizrona

11st 13lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

Won twice over fences last season, over 3m at Thurles and 2m7f Clonmel, confirming her stamina; made an encouraging start to the season when second at Roscommon in September; questions to answer following four subsequent displays of lesser merit.

16/1

6th

2

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Lizrona

12st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

Won twice over fences last season, a 20-1 success in this race 12 months ago and over 2m7f Clonmel in April, confirming her stamina; made an encouraging start to the season when second at Roscommon in September; questions to answer following three subsequent displays of lesser merit.

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 648U50 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner is 0-23 over fences and has been well beaten lately, though has been short enough in the market; needs more.

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1st

10

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Goodnightngodbless

10st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J Motherway

towards rear, headway 9th, went fourth 12th, ridden after 3 out, 4 lengths down approaching last, ran on well against near rail to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

16/1

6th

4

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Goodnightngodbless

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J Motherway

soon towards rear, niggled along briefly after 9th, headway and prominent on inner 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out

8/1

28/1

  • Place: £6.40

Form: 079600

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over hurdles and fences lately; others preferred.

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1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Quarry Lil

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

0-10 over fences and tailed off at Killarney last month; return to handicap company should help her get competitive and she's versatile with regards to both trip and ground; non-runner here on Friday.

13/2

17

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

17:20 Tramore

Quarry Lil

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul O’Flynn

Reserve; four wins over hurdles; 0-10 as a chaser; outclassed last time and has been placed.

8th

8

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Killarney

Quarry Lil

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

Fifteen runs since last win back in 2021 over hurdles; below form sixth at Ballinrobe over hurdles last time out, beaten 38l; rated 94 over fences and will find life difficult here.

66/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: P-6142

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Struggled last season but came back to form on last few starts and if he can continue that trend after a break, will go well; likes to dominate.

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5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

19:03 Killarney

Arverne

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

2-23 over fences; jumping was none too fluent at Tipperary on his first run after a break; one of three in the line-up for his owner; market may provide some hints.

10/1

9th

6

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Arverne

11st 8lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Ground versatile 2-22 chaser seemed to lose his confidence a little with one or two sketchy jumps midway when last seen out at Leopardstown; if you draw a line through that run, his previous form makes for sound enough reading, and if back on his game here, he could be one to keep on your side.

10/1

6

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:35 Leopardstown

Arverne

11st 7lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

Gained a second chase win at Kilbeggan last summer and has posted a series of solid efforts in defeat since, last two at 3m; should be thereabouts again and shorter trip no problem.

9/2

Form: P31070 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won this last year off a 1lb higher mark; not at her best over hurdles lately but returning to fences could spark a revival, so not ignored.

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1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Sean Says

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Rodger Sweeney

3-31 over hurdles; mostly campaigned over fences and on the Flat over the past 12 months; makes little appeal.

16/1

5th

6

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Sean Says

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

16/1

5th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Sean Says

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: Rodger Sweeney

Mixing it between jumping and Flat in recent months; runs well on occasions but has never been a prolific winner.

16/1

Form: 640672

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner raced lazily but ran on over 2m5f at Tramore last time; has a chance if repeating that form with this longer trip a possible benefit.

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6th

15

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Costalita

10st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner raced lazily but ran on over 2m5f at Tramore last time; has a chance if repeating that form with this longer trip a possible benefit.

8/1

2nd

10

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has been running just alright over hurdles lately but has to improve on the form of her previous chasing efforts.

22/1

7th

11

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Mare's sole win came nearly three years ago at Clonmel; bits and pieces of form this year, second at Down Royal in the spring and not shamed when sixth of 20 over this trip at Galway last month.

10/1

Form: 894506

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent lately (best recent run at Ballinrobe in September) and needs to put best foot forward to double his score.

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10th

8

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Three Loud Knocks

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Brian Mortell

Useful point-to-pointer, low-rated handicap chaser with 1-28 chase record; tailed off behind Stealthy Tom over C&D in February; up against it.

100/1

8th

12

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

18:45 Tramore

Three Loud Knocks

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brian Mortell

Just 1-27 over fences and has been well beaten lately; however, would have a squeak on the form of his third at Limerick in December.

28/1

7th

14

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 120y

16:35 Limerick

Three Loud Knocks

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Brian Mortell

towards rear

66/1

Form: P0-00P

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Not much encouragement from chasing starts this year and blinkers tried.

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8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

midfield

20/1

1

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Owl Creek Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Not a bad sort on his day; off the track for a year after winning a Punchestown beginners chase in early 2021 and has struggled to find a trace of his best form; others preferred.

20/1

8th

8

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E McNamara

Not much encouragement from chasing starts this year and blinkers tried.

33/1

Form: 71P-66

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner at Cork was also second in a beginners' chase there in January; had a pipe-opener over hurdles here last time; chance.

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9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Thedancingfarrier

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

His three hurdle wins have been at Cork, the latest last month over 3m; effective at this trip and went close in a beginners' chase back at Cork in January; looks vulnerable elsewhere.

14/1

6th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Thedancingfarrier

10st 5lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

His three hurdle wins have all come at this track, his latest just 10 days ago over C&D in similar conditions; raised 5lb for that but has won off a 9lb higher mark before, so has to be considered again.

11/2

1st

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Thedancingfarrier

11st 3lb

J: Ms A Power

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, soon midfield, headway going okay before 3 out, led and ridden from last, ran on

12/1

Form: 12-217 C BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m4f here on second start for this yard but race might have come too soon next time at Galway when disappointing; lightly raced and could bounce back.

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2nd

10

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

King Ferdinand

11st 8lb

J: E Walsh

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 4 out, went third last, ran on well and went second final stride

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 084-28

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Decent second at Tramore over 2m but not as good here since over a bit further; takes a big step up in trip but yard is respected, so not ruled out.

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0

1

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:10 Tipperary

Dreamsrmadeofthis

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Maiden hurdle winner is 0-9 over fences but has a chance on her third to The Eye Of Tulla at Limerick two starts ago; has to rebound from a poor run at Clonmel last time.

9/1

6th

3

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 67y

18:15 Clonmel

Dreamsrmadeofthis

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent 3rd, led before 4th, headed and lost two places 8th

9/2

3rd

1

25th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:30 Limerick

Dreamsrmadeofthis

12st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway and pressed leaders after 3 out, went second home turn, ridden when challenging before 2 out, no extra before last, lost second towards finish

4/1

Form: 534709

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has been soundly beaten lately, including here last time but would have a squeak if putting her best foot forward, especially if repeating her Kilbeggan 3rd in August.

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12th

9

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Presenting Bonnie

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has been soundly beaten lately, including here last time but would have a squeak if putting her best foot forward, especially if repeating her Kilbeggan 3rd in August.

12/1

9th

8

1st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

13:02 Thurles

Presenting Bonnie

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three-time hurdles winner has not achieved the same standard over fences; vulnerable to judge from her last two starts.

16/1

10th

7

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 200y

17:05 Punchestown

Presenting Bonnie

11st 10lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, headway 4 out, in touch with leaders when ridden 3 out, weakening when jumped slightly right 2 out, no impression when bad mistake last

8/1

Form: 340704

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-26 over fences; bounced back from three poor runs to put up a decent Tramore effort last time and an e/w squeak.

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13

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 193y

16:00 Clonmel

Touch Of Oscar

11st 7lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Michael Hourigan

Has done most of his racing over fences, with a 1-27 record; sole hurdles win was in a maiden in 2019 and hard to fancy on recent form.

16/1

11th

9

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Navan

Touch Of Oscar

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

towards rear of midfield on outer, headway halfway, chased leaders 3 out, weakened 2 out

14/1

13th

11

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Touch Of Oscar

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Michael Hourigan

Record of 1-26 over fences; bounced back from three poor runs to put up a decent Tramore effort last time and an e/w squeak.

11/1

Form: 112287 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but beaten a long way over fences last time off a much lower mark and has questions to answer in this discipline.

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1st

13

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Glen Ava

10st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but has been beaten a long way in two chases when last seen and questions on return despite a favourable mark.

22/1

14th

14

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Glen Ava

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but beaten a long way over fences last time off a much lower mark and has questions to answer in this discipline.

28/1

7th

7

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Glen Ava

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three wins (all on good ground over 3m) and two seconds from six starts at Perth for Iain Jardine; now back with her original trainer having failed to run to expectations when favourite for Downpatrick event won by Sanibel Island.

7/1

Form: 4-5568

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two chase starts at Tramore lately; needs to do more on handicap debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 065432

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Just 1-36 under rules but consistent enough over hurdles and fences lately; can race lazily but could give backers a decent run.

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5th

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Esthers Marvel

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: David Kenneth Budds

Is 1-28 over hurdles; hit the frame in a couple of starts this winter but lost her way subsequently; can go well fresh so not ruled out despite 130-day absence.

50/1

11th

16

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Esthers Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Tessa Condon

T: David Kenneth Budds

Modest handicap hurdler-chaser and an unlikely scorer here.

66/1

Form: F0-757

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

No real sign of winning potential over hurdles or fences.

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8th

11

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 205y

14:30 Thurles

Shamrockn Roll

11st 3lb

J: Mr P Lake

T: J R Finn

Failed to complete on his last two starts but was disputing and still with every chance when unseating three out at Navan last month; this trip could well suit and certainly not ruled out.

14/1

7

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Shamrockn Roll

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: J R Finn

took keen hold, in rear early, headway after 7th, pulled way into lead after 8th, joined before 4 out, disputed lead when bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out

40/1

13

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Shamrockn Roll

10st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J R Finn

No real sign of winning potential over hurdles or fences.

33/1

Form: 3/750- D

Last run: 321 days

W: 10st 0lb

15 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

First reserve; old boy was second in a point' lately but isn't easy to fancy back under rules.

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15

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Thekingofconnemara

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Dowling

Second in a three-runner point at Boulta in November after remote fourth to Samcro at Dromahane; creditable fifth at this venue 12 months ago, but hard to believe he can improve on that now.

20/1

19

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Thekingofconnemara

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Thomas Dowling

First reserve; old boy was second in a point' lately but isn't easy to fancy back under rules.

14th

5

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Thekingofconnemara

11st 7lb

J: Miss Emilie Finickenhagen

T: Thomas Dowling

Veteran whose two hurdle wins were obtained in 2014; glimpses of ability last winter but can only be watched here on return from 10 months' absence.

33/1

Form: P03009

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; poor lately and faces a tough task from 4lb out of the handicap.

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1st

7

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

The Eye Of Tulla

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Brian M McMahon

Readily beat Berliet Express over 2m2f at Limerick in May and only 2lb worse off; was placed over farther on this card a year ago and fair run at Roscommon last time; seems to handle any ground.

13/2

5th

9

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

The Eye Of Tulla

10st 11lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

A 2m1f winner who appeared to get outstayed over 3m at Punchestown but then ran moderately at Tipperary; capable of bouncing back from that and putting in a competitive show; goes on this ground.

8/1

7th

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:10 Tipperary

The Eye Of Tulla

10st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Brian M McMahon

Got off the mark when winning at Limerick over 2m2f and probably got outstayed over 3m at Punchestown since; this trip should be ideal and a big player even though up another 2lb.

4/1

Form: 51P8P9 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; poor lately and tough task from 5lb out of the handicap.

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0

11

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Four Country Roads

10st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

towards rear throughout, detached 5 out, pulled up 3 out

20/1

6th

7

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Four Country Roads

10st 9lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Won a handicap chase off a lowly 72 at Navan in January; pulled up in three of his six starts since then; jumping was ragged at Galway nine days ago.

16/1

7th

10

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:26 Galway

Four Country Roads

10st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Won a handicap chase off 72 at Navan in January; this is tougher and a big ask here from 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

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Non-runners

Made In The Woods, Thekingofconnemara, The Eye Of Tulla, Four Country Roads

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Payout
Exacta €3862.00
Straight Forecast €2990.70
Tricast €78443.60
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

King Ferdinand

RP Ratings (IRE):

Presenting Bonnie

POSTDATA:

Arverne

The Irish Sun:

Touch Of Oscar