Thurles

  • 15:25 Munster Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:39
15:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shanroe Society (IRE) 9/2
2nd C'est La Mode (IRE) 17/2
3rd Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 045354 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Do The Bookies 7
9 11-11 h J J Hanlon S G McDermott 94 8/19.00
2 16-9588 RED & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, yellow cap, red star Golden Firth (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
6 11-10 b1 M Torrens M Darcy 93 11/26.50
3 P83807- DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Fiery Oscar (IRE) 255
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 R Sweeney A P Crowe 90 7/18.00
4 F-05006 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 7
6 11-7 b1 J J Mangan P F Mangan 90 8/19.00
5 558600 RED & WHITE STRIPES, check cap C'est La Mode (IRE) 11
6 11-5 R Donohoe D N Russell 88 17/29.50
6 8084P6 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Shanroe Society (IRE) 43
7 11-3 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 86 9/25.50
7 50-P874 Black, white diamond & sleeves, qtd cap Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 31
5 11-1 A Kennedy I J McCarthy (3) 86 10/111.00
8 UP7PPF- PINK, white epaulettes, white stars on cap Pink Suitcase (IRE) 369
11 11-1 G T Cuthbert M J Ferris 84 20/121.00
9 706958 BLACK & RED STRIPES, white cap Zara (IRE) 6
7 11-1 t T Mullins P Townend 84 11/43.75
10 0/00-0 EMERALD GREEN & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Dream Talk (IRE) 243
8 11-0 L Young M P Burke (7) 83 25/126.00
11 1/9046P Light blue, red triple diamond, red spots on cap Oceananic Six (IRE) 64
9 11-0 Ms H P Markham T P Treacy 83 33/134.00
12 0059F- Dark blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, dark blue & yellow striped cap Premier Steel (IRE) 504
6 11-0 P Byrne D G Hogan 83 20/121.00

Verdict

A poor handicap which was won last year by Fiery Oscar, who should make a bold bid again despite poor recent form as he's only 3lb higher. Do The Bookies is consistent enough but still looks a few pounds high while blinkers will need to have the desired effect on Golden Firth, who didn't show much on his handicap debut at Navan. MOUNT VESUVIUS is back with his original handler after a couple of runs in the UK where he showed promise on his latest start at Plumpton. He wouldn't need to improve much to take this and, with his rider's claim taken into consideration, he could be a blot on the handicap. Zara hasn't been running as badly as her form figures suggest and she can make the frame.