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12:15 Thurles

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Molony Cup Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 3m 0f 219y
  • 14 runners
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Molony Cup Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.90
  • Place: £2.20

Form: F-6952

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

In contention when falling two out in a beginners' event at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year, has recently begun to find his form again; fifth over 2m2f here on penultimate start; better when chasing home the favourite over 2m6f here on latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

Won over this trip over hurdles but seemed to really appreciate the 3m1f trip when winning a handicap chase here last month; up 7lb and obviously comes here in form but one or two others preferred.

12/1

1st

4

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

In contention when falling two out in a beginners' event at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year, has recently begun to find his form again; fifth over 2m2f here on penultimate start; better when chasing home the favourite over 2m6f here on latest.

11/2

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: A M O’Grady

prominent, pressed leader after 2 out (usual 4 out), led narrowly on near side of group home turn, ridden when headed but kept on after last

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: /8-006

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Point winner at Boulta last December; placed on three other occasions in points; completely out of her depth in two runs in beginners chases'; trainer's handicap runners deserve respect, and this longer trip may help to produce significant improvement.

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0

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Lady Kate

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

Showed very little in a pair of 'Beginners' but turned into a whole different operator on her recent handicap debut when hitting the crossbar at Thurles; very few miles on the clock and under a 3lb rise in the books here, she can be expected to serve it right up to them.

5/1

2nd

14

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Lady Kate

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

Point winner at Boulta last December; placed on three other occasions in points; completely out of her depth in two runs in beginners chases'; trainer's handicap runners deserve respect, and this longer trip may help to produce significant improvement.

12/1

6th

7

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Gowran Park

Lady Kate

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Ray Hackett

in touch with leaders, lost position after 3rd, dropped to rear 5th, detached from 4 out, tailed off

66/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2147-0 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Made well-deserved breakthrough win in a 3m Limerick handicap chase in March after four consecutive seconds; did not jump well on his seasonal debut over an inadequate trip at Clonmel in October; should be much more at home at this distance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

13

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Made In The Woods

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Strong stayer is a better chaser, winning at Limerick last March and placed at Thurles before Christmas; hurdles form has been poor, including when a short-priced favourite at Ballinrobe last year.

10/1

0

14

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Made In The Woods

10st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Norman Lee

led, headed but clear with one other 7th, lost second 11th

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 091217 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Two wins from his last four starts over hurdles, both over staying trips; found 2m4f too short at Cork last time; 1-18 chase record is off-putting but his 11lb lower chase mark give him a definite chance.

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0

5

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Fill The Tank

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

prominent

7/1

4th

10

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Fill The Tank

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Two wins from his last four starts over hurdles, both over staying trips; found 2m4f too short at Cork last time; 1-18 chase record is off-putting but his 11lb lower chase mark give him a definite chance.

8/1

7th

6

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Fill The Tank

11st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Has enjoyed a massive upturn in form after two very poor runs, including over C&D in May; two wins from his last three starts, both over staying trips, second in between; drop in trip is a possible negative.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4557-P

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Decent effort when fourth to the useful Grandero Bello at Gowran in February; soundly beaten on his first two handicaps in the spring; pulled up after a bad mistake three out in a beginner's chase at Fairyhouse on his seasonal debut.

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

5th

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Low Mileage

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J P Dempsey

led, jumped slightly left 6th, steadied 10th, headed 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 100y

14:50 Tramore

Low Mileage

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Dempsey

midfield, went fourth 5th, weakened from 2 out

7/2

5th

3

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Low Mileage

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

Decent effort when fourth to the useful Grandero Bello at Gowran in February; soundly beaten on his first two handicaps in the spring; pulled up after a bad mistake three out in a beginner's chase at Fairyhouse on his seasonal debut.

14/1

10/1

Form: P-2075 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

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.

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Verdict Starting price

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

5th

2

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Lizrona

12st 3lb

J: Mr D Andrews

T: Eric Larkin

in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, headway and prominent 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

8/1

Form: 125245 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Staying type who has been mixing hurdling and chasing this season; just denied in a 3m1f chase at Roscommon in August and in a 2m6f hurdle at Galway in September; found 2m inadequate at Aintree last month.

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6th

6

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 10lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

raced wide, soon towards rear

200/1

7th

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John F O’Neill

Staying type who has been mixing hurdling and chasing this season; just denied in a 3m1f chase at Roscommon in August and in a 2m6f hurdle at Galway in September; found 2m inadequate at Aintree last month.

12/1

5th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 3

14:10 Aintree

Tullyhogue Fort

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: John F O’Neill

Strong stayer who has mixed hurdles and fences this season, just denied in 3m1f chase at Roscommon in August; takes a big drop back in trip and is 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

Form: 113165 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has limited chasing experience; did not jump well here late last month, well held by Toofareastiswest on that running.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has limited chasing experience; did not jump well here late last month, well held by Toofareastiswest on that running.

14/1

5th

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has run only five times over fences; form is weak but able to run off 18lb lower than hurdles mark.

8/1

6th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Dorans River

10st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Teenager has been rejuvenated lately, winning three of last four, including when arriving late to win at Ballinrobe 5 days ago; 7lb penalty to carry but has to be considered.

9/1

16/1

Form: 45-995

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Tramore maiden hurdle winner; modest chase credentials so far; 2m2f trip looked inadequate on her handicap chase debut at this venue; showed only marginal improvement when raised in trip at Tramore; new headgear combination.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

13

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Maciver

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A M O’Grady

Well beaten in a quartet of chases since returning from a year off in November; hard to fancy

33/1

9th

15

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Maciver

10st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: A M O’Grady

Tramore maiden hurdle winner; modest chase credentials so far; 2m2f trip looked inadequate on her handicap chase debut at this venue; showed only marginal improvement when raised in trip at Tramore; new headgear combination.

16/1

5th

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Maciver

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: A M O’Grady

C&D maiden hurdle winner, so perhaps unwise to rule out despite modest chase credentials; 2m2f trip looked inadequate on her handicap chase debut at Thurles last Thursday.

14/1

Form: 432693

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Modest strike rate over hurdles (1-21); positives to be taken from her third place here last month; that was over a much shorter trip, but she can be given reasonable prospects of producing something similar, and perhaps even improving, over this trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Game And Glory

10st 9lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Modest strike rate over hurdles (1-21); not as effective chasing of late but respected back hurdling although ground as soft as she wants.

14/1

10th

12

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Game And Glory

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Modest strike rate over hurdles (1-21); positives to be taken from her third place here last month; that was over a much shorter trip, but she can be given reasonable prospects of producing something similar, and perhaps even improving, over this trip.

8/1

Form: 3-4854

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles, placed five times; showed improved form on his third start over fences, finishing 25l fourth behind the top-class Klassical Dream over 2m6f at this venue; possibly flattered by that and has plenty of weight for his first handicap.

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5th

1

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Friends N Commerce

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

raced wide, prominent, joined leader before 3 out, bumped before 2 out

12/1

4th

7

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Friends N Commerce

11st 7lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

One of two runners for these connections; maiden has run creditably at times over hurdles and fences, including several times at this track; poor on handicap chase debut last time but could bounce back reverting to hurdles.

10/1

11th

1

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Friends N Commerce

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick G Kelly

0-11 over hurdles, placed five times; showed improved form on his third start over fences, finishing 25l fourth behind the top-class Klassical Dream over 2m6f at this venue; possibly flattered by that and has plenty of weight for his first handicap.

10/1

Form: 6534P8

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner; 0-10 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel in October; did not jump well when last of eight finishers here last time Toofareastiswest second then.

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12th

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner; 0-10 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel in October; did not jump well when last of eight finishers here last time Toofareastiswest second then.

16/1

8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel five weeks ago; fair chance of making the frame if restored to form.

10/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Slige Dala

12st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-8 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap on latest; drops in grade and not one to rule out.

11/2

Form: 593451

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Point winner; fair fourth on handicap chase debut at Listowel in September; not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney in October; took full advantage of return to beginners' company when winning easily at Tramore; should remain competitive despite 6lb rise.

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0

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; fair fourth on handicap chase debut at Listowel in September; not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney in October; took full advantage of return to beginners' company when winning easily at Tramore; should remain competitive despite 6lb rise.

4/1

1st

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; not disgraced in handicap chases this term, though not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney; reserve.

Form: 0064P5

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Point winner; poor maiden over hurdles; no encouragement from his form in beginners' chases; tailed off at Faiyhouse in his first handicap; first-time blinkers now; reserve,

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0

9

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Finding Freedom

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Point winner; poor maiden over hurdles; no encouragement from his form in beginners' chases; tailed off at this venue in his first handicap; pulled up at Thurles in first-time blinkers which are now replaced with cheekpieces.

33/1

0

16

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Finding Freedom

10st 6lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Point winner; poor maiden over hurdles; no encouragement from his form in beginners' chases; tailed off at Faiyhouse in his first handicap; first-time blinkers now; reserve,

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Leish Oscars Son

POSTDATA:

Friends N Commerce

The Irish Sun:

Leish Oscars Son