• 13:55 Devil's Bit Beginners Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.00s
  • Off time: 13:55:30
13:55 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pineau De Re (FR) 8/1
2nd Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 8/1
3rd Cadspeed (FR) 1/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 16-000P Dark blue, light green cross of lorraine, light green armlet, quartered cap Ample Appeal (IRE) 18
7 11-12 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 33/134.00
2 23/4-F9F WHITE & ROYAL BLUE DIAMONDS, quartered cap Cadspeed (FR) 28
10 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 126 1/21.50
3 31/0-90 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 8
7 11-12 D K Weld N P Madden 16/117.00
4 1411-F9 DARK BLUE, orange chevron, white sleeves, dark blue cap, orange stars Lucky Spring (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
10 11-12 P Martin A P Thornton 14/115.00
5 40-9050 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 6
Course Winner
10 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 8/19.00
6 8P9-876 Emerald green & orange hooped, dark blue cap Rourke's Cross (IRE) 39
7 11-12 C F Swan M P Walsh 16/117.00
7 23/45-66 PURPLE, white striped sleeves & cap Stony Grey Soil (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
10 11-12 J J Walsh B J Cooper 8/19.00
8 13-0129 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Galianna (IRE) 35
9 11-5 P J Flynn D J Casey 6/17.00
Non runners
95-17504Knocklong (IRE)511-2C RocheA P Crowe


Willie Mullins had several potentially useful chasers engaged in this and relies on CADSPEED. A little bit disappointing previously over fences, he looked as though he'd finally got the hang of things when setting a strong gallop and going clear at Clonmel only to fall at the last. That was his second fall in three starts so he's not one to have the mortgage on but he should win this. Knocklong finished 14 lengths behind the eventual winner in that Clonmel event but ran well enough to take advantage if the likely favourite fluffs his lines again but Flat and hurdles winner Galianna will need to do much better than on her chasing debut over the C&D in November. Force Of Habit was well beaten on his only start over fences at Galway in August.