• 13:25 John Meagher Memorial Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.90s
  • Off time: 13:26:44
13:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Prince (GER) 6/1
2nd Realt Dubh (IRE) 11/10


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 36145-F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Quito De La Roque (FR) 33
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 p C A Murphy D N Russell 157 13/82.62
2 375525 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 11
11 11-7 T Mullins P Townend 136 9/110.00
3 315845 Emerald green & red quartered, diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Playtime Ben (IRE) 22
8 11-4 D E Fitzgerald P D Kennedy 120 25/126.00
4 0F5P0-0 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, light blue & yellow hooped slvs, white cap Armaramak (IRE) 32
9 11-0 t S J Mahon R C Colgan 123 66/167.00
5 7444-54 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 21
9 11-0 P Nolan R Walsh 145 6/17.00
6 2/04422- Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 256
Course Winner
9 11-0 t1 N Meade B J Geraghty 154 11/102.10


Quito De La Roque has competed at the highest level since winning the at Down Royal a year ago where he had Sizing Europe in second. He has a huge penalty to carry for that and it will be a cracking effort if he can beat REALT DUBH on these terms. A triple Grade 1 winner as a novice, the latter hasn't quite gone on as expected but race conditions favour him here and he should be up to the task. He regularly beat Noble Prince as a novice and shouldn't have much to fear from him while the remainder will need to show improvement to get into the action.