Thurles

  • 13:25 Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €18,526 2nd €5,414 3rd €2,566 4th €854
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.80s
  • Off time: 13:25:18
13:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Call The Police (IRE) 2/7
2nd Foildubh (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-U1234 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
9 11-10 J P Ryan P Carberry 146 10/34.33
2 1234-F2 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Call The Police (IRE) 40
10 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 150 2/71.29
3 F685P0 Maroon, pink sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap Glenstar (IRE) 34
8 11-3 t J P Ryan S G McDermott 113 33/134.00
4 11P-F50 DARK BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, red & black quartered cap Odonimee (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
9 10-10 b1 Laurence Butler A E Lynch 130 14/115.00
5 04U353 BLACK & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap Vinnes Friend (IRE) 76
9 10-10 t1 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 97 50/151.00

Verdict

CALL THE POLICE, placed in Grade 1 races at Leopardstown and Cheltenham last season, would have landed a Grade A handicap at the Punchestown Festival but for falling at the last. He reappeared with a fair run behind Hidden Cyclone and with that under his belt should be good enough to score at this level. Foildubh was badly impeded after the last in that Punchestown event but wouldn't have beaten the selection and is 5lb worse off. However, he's been running well enough to give the likely favourite a fright without beating him. Neither Glenstar nor Vinnies Friend look up to this so it's Odonimee who looks booked for third though he has a mountain to climb against the principals on a line through Hidden Cyclone.