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15:50 Thurles

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  • 1m 4f 108y
  • 12 runners
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Welcome Back To Thurles Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -00422

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Third in this race last year though he has not always looked suited by 1m4f; good form over shorter trips last month; second of 17 in 1m2f Navan event and same placing in 14-runner contest over 1m1f at Punchestown.

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

4th

5

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Alfalfa

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

Like many from this yard, has been in fine form on turf including 1m4f win at Thurles; first past the post over 1m2f at the Curragh yesterday but demoted for causing interference; well beaten only previous run on AW.

9/2

2nd

6

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:37 Curragh

Alfalfa

9st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield, good headway and went second over 2f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, faced challenge inside final 110yds, kept on well, finished 1st, placed 2nd

9/1

3rd

7

(2)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Alfalfa

9st 11lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, headway up the centre under 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0-6322 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Two wins over hurdles; 0-22 on Flat but has been running well in good-ground staying handicaps lately; good chance if reproducing Clonmel and Tramore displays on different going over shorter trip.

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

9th

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Walnut Beach

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick J Flynn

Two wins over hurdles; second five times last year, twice over fences and in three Flat handicaps during September/October; faced a tough task in a beginners' chase at Thurles last time; this offers him a more realistic chance.

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 055-00

Last run: 258 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Fit from hurdling; encouraging Kilbeggan second on penultimate start; modest Flat form, best run over 1m4f on good ground at Roscommon in 2021.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

19

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Rock Ya Boy Ya

8st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Francis Casey

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle last month and again hit the frame back on the Flat at Thurles (1m4f, soft); now 0-26 but has each-way claims.

10/1

3rd

13

(17)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Rock Ya Boy Ya

9st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Francis Casey

in touch with leaders

10/1

4th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 176y

13:55 Clonmel

Rock Ya Boy Ya

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

Maiden after 24 starts in all disciplines but has run some solid races over hurdles, notably a 2nd at Kilbeggan last time; chance but softer ground probably doesn't suit as well.

10/1

6/1

Form: 042843

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Flat strike-rate is an off-putting 1-45 but deserves respect on recent Flat/hurdles form; second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Listowel, third in 1m4f handicap in testing conditions at Bellewstown last week.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Contrapposto

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 3 out, disputing third 2 out, weakened run-in

40/1

14th

14

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Contrapposto

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: R Donohoe

towards rear

14/1

Form: 0-0200

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown second in July affords her a place chance; two moderate runs since then; cheekpieces tried now.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

15

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Fire Coral

10st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: C W J Farrell

Makes handicap debut after three heavy defeats in maidens; Flat exploits were none too inspiring, however.

16/1

11th

17

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 87y

12:13 Punchestown

Fire Coral

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: C W J Farrell

Modest Flat performer who has shown nothing in two hurdle starts.

200/1

16th

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Navan

Fire Coral

11st 7lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: C W J Farrell

Ordinary Flat handicapper and well beaten on her hurdles debut; makes little appeal.

200/1

6th
2 (15)
Dark Miss

10/1

Form: 0003

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

200-1 when third behind identically-priced stablemate in a Roscommon maiden; handled soft then; of some interest but others have more obvious claims.

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

6th

2

(15)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Dark Miss

10st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Luke Comer

200-1 when third behind identically-priced stablemate in a Roscommon maiden; handled soft then; of some interest but others have more obvious claims.

10/1

3rd

4

(3)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

19:45 Roscommon

Dark Miss

9st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Luke Comer

led narrowly, headed under 2f out, rallied against far rail and led again inside final 110yds, headed and lost two places towards finish

200/1

Form: 0-8468

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Former soft-ground nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; interesting with good apprentice up.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Pale Moonlight

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Former soft-ground course nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; quite well supported at Thurles 12 days ago but still no sign that her decline can be reversed.

14/1

7th

4

(9)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Pale Moonlight

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: D K Weld

Former soft-ground nursery winner; has come down in the ratings; interesting with good apprentice up.

6/1

25/1

Form: 0-7000

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Best run was in a 7f maiden at Fairyhouse in June; nothing to recommend from three handicap attempts; first time with cheekpieces now.

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

10th

11

(9)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Cannes Do

8st 7lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Philip M Byrne

prominent

25/1

8th

8

(1)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Cannes Do

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Philip M Byrne

Best run was in a 7f maiden at Fairyhouse in June; nothing to recommend from three handicap attempts; first time with cheekpieces now.

25/1

14th

13

(9)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

20:15 Roscommon

Cannes Do

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Philip M Byrne

led early, prominent, weakened quickly over 1f out

40/1

Form: 257-00

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Last of her four wins for Adrian Keatley was in July 2020; not much encouragement from two runs this season.

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

9th

5

(8)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Champagne Terri

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Thomas Cooper

Last of her four wins for Adrian Keatley was in July 2020; not much encouragement from two runs this season.

16/1

13th

12

(10)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 110y

17:30 Tipperary

Champagne Terri

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Thomas Cooper

towards rear of midfield

25/1

18th

2

(9)

19th May 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Champagne Terri

10st 1lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Ian O’Connor

Knocking on three years since her last success and was last seen 12 months ago finishing tailed off over fences; kicks off for a new yard with lots to prove.

50/1

Form: 6-0403

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent but has shown ability on occasion including last month's Down Royal third; not certain to be seen to best effect on soft ground; cheekpieces for the first time.

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

12th

12

(3)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Joven De Corazon

8st 12lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Paul Stafford

towards rear of midfield

20/1

10th

12

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Joven De Corazon

9st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Paul Stafford

Inconsistent but has shown ability on occasion including last month's Down Royal third; not certain to be seen to best effect on soft ground; cheekpieces for the first time.

8/1

Form: 0700-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Never in the first six; no apparent chance following poor run at Dundalk on stable debut.

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

11th

9

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Destined To Rock

9st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Never in the first six; no apparent chance following poor run at Dundalk on stable debut.

33/1

13th

10

(9)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Destined To Rock

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: John C McConnell

Maiden has been well beaten at this venue when last seen and seems best watched on comeback.

22/1

14th

9

(12)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Destined To Rock

9st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Garry Caldwell

Recent AW debut was a bit of a non-event; plenty of improvement needed.

20/1

Form: 990-00

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Weak form on the Flat and over hurdles; impossible to make a case for him.

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0

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Saddle In The Rain

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D J Barry

midfield, not fluent 3rd, towards rear when slightly hampered 9th

100/1

12th

14

(12)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Saddle In The Rain

9st 0lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: D J Barry

Weak form on the Flat and over hurdles; impossible to make a case for him.

50/1

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Non-runners

Golden Sandbanks, Big Challenge, Fair Damsel, Fox Leicester, Edge Of My Seat

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Payout
Exacta €132.00
Straight Forecast €111.30
Tricast €634.70
Trifecta €1026.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Sandbanks

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dark Miss

POSTDATA:

Alfalfa

The Irish Sun:

Golden Sandbanks