Thurles

  • 19:15 Littleton Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.50s
  • Off time: 19:17:29
19:15 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Piper Hill (IRE) 4/1
2nd Six Stone Ned (IRE) 3/1
3rd King Of Firth (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 96 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, check cap Aonvarr (IRE) 72
6 12-0 W J Lanigan Mr A T Duff (3) 12/113.00
2 07 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, red sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Ask Joe (IRE) 23
5 12-0 Laurence Butler Mr J M Barcoe (7) 20/121.00
3 P Emerald green, white spots, white sleeves, emerald green seams, emerald green & white quartered cap Black Johnny (IRE) 9
5 12-0 D M O'Brien Mr J J Codd 33/134.00
4 U Yellow, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, grey cap Effernock Charlie (IRE) 58
6 12-0 G Keane Mr P J Flood (7) 66/167.00
6 U00 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow star on cap Hangersonallgone (IRE) 30
5 12-0 D E Fitzgerald Mr M J O'Connor 33/134.00
7 5 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap King Of Firth (IRE) 108
5 12-0 Ms M Mullins Mr J T Carroll (5) 14/115.00
8 48 White & maroon stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Mon Carlos (IRE) 145
5 12-0 t1 N Henley Mr C W Fennessy (7) 20/121.00
9 3 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue & white halved sleeves, white & royal blue striped cap Moon Over Mandalay (GER) 145
Beaten Favourite
6 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 15/82.88
11 5 WHITE, emerald green sash, red cap Scenic Route (IRE) 16
6 12-0 J Devereux Ms K Walsh 25/126.00
12 0233 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 17
6 12-0 t N Meade Ms N Carberry 3/14.00
13 568377 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Underdefloorboards (IRE) 16
6 12-0 P Coffey Ms J Ryan (7) 33/134.00
15 0-0 BLACK & RED STRIPES, white cap Zara (IRE) 321
6 11-7 T Mullins Mr C Motherway (5) 20/121.00
16 4 LIGHT BLUE, brown seams, white & brown striped cap Piper Hill (IRE) 66
4 11-4 T Stack Miss J M Mangan (7) 4/15.00
17 Black, white diamond & sleeves, qtd cap Rule Of Thumb
4 11-4 A Kennedy Miss E A Lalor (5) 40/141.00
18 Yellow, emerald green hollow box & sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Thundering Steel (IRE)
4 11-4 P W Flynn N M Kelly (7) 8/19.00
21 YELLOW, purple disc, yellow cap, purple spots Fast Eddie (IRE)
6 12-0 G A Kingston Mr N McParlan (7) 25/126.00
Non runners
5Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE)512-0Steven E RyderMr M F Hassett
10Owens Pride (IRE)512-0Michael G Cleary
140Gold Platinum (IRE)511-7W J AustinMr D Skehan
19The Flying Doc (IRE)410-11J J ManganReserve 1
20P1Corrin Wood (IRE)512-0Michael BarryReserve 2

Verdict

Moon Over Mandalay started long odds-on when only third in a Clonmel bumper on his debut in November but the first two have done very well subsequently and Willie Mullins' charge is likely to do much better. Six Stone Ned has shown enough potential to suggest he'll be winning soon but this can go to PIPER HILL. Tommy Stack's son of Hawk Wing made a very promising start to his carer at Leopardstown where he finished a close fourth to Jezki. He was up with the pace for most of the way that day before fading and today's quicker ground should enable him to last out. King Of Firth and Scenic Route are both likely to have benefited from their opening runs and look a threat.