Thurles

  • 15:55 Holycross Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.30s
  • Off time: 15:55:36
15:55 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Briar Hill (IRE) 1/5
2nd Boondooma (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 841-7 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, black cap Boondooma (IRE) 43
Nag me
6 12-0 Michael C Griffin Mr J Griffin (7)(ex1) 16/117.00
2 WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap The Gotfor Man (IRE)
Nag me
6 12-0 J C McConnell Mr T Reilly (7) 25/126.00
3 P1 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Briar Hill (IRE) 229
Nag me
5 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 1/51.20
4 85 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star In The Gate (IRE) 46
Nag me
5 11-12 C F Swan Ms N Carberry 5/16.00
5 56 EMERALD GREEN, red cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, red star on cap Cyras Love (IRE) 3
Nag me
5 11-5 S Fahey Mr M Fahey (3) 12/113.00

Verdict

BRIAR HILL will be at short odds and owner Graham Wylie will be keen to recoup some of the £100,000 outlay at the Doncaster Sales after the five-year-old won between the flags at Necarne in May. In The Gate has shown very little in two bumper starts so Cyras Love, who has his first start in a bumper after a couple of reasonable efforts over timber, looks the main threat. Boondooma won a point at Lemonfield in March but was tailed off on his bumper debut at Fairyhouse while it's difficult to know what to make of the newcomer The Gotfor Man, whose dam was a winning sprinter in Italy.