Thurles

  • 14:45 Holy Cross Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.90s
  • Off time: 14:47:28
14:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Four Commanders (IRE) 5/4
2nd Shifa (FR) 11/4
3rd Bobowen (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0317F0 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, hooped cap Battling Boru (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 11-12 A Mullins D E Mullins (3) 25/126.00
2 465355- RED, white panel & sleeves, emerald green & red striped cap Kalacan (IRE) 76
5 11-12 Mrs D Foster Andrew J McNamara 10/111.00
3 0 YELLOW, royal blue sash, halved sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Mabuya (UAE) 11
5 11-12 R P Burns E F Power (3) 50/151.00
4 0 Maroon & royal blue diamonds Gleaming Silver (IRE) 18
5 11-7 G Elliott D J Condon 33/134.00
5 14-3 Beige, brown seams, brown sleeves, brown cap, beige star Shifa (FR) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 11-7 t1 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 11/43.75
6 8 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Abarta (IRE) 108
5 11-4 V T O'Brien A E Lynch 50/151.00
7 3F4044 BLACK, orange sash & sleeves, orange & white striped cap Bobowen (IRE) 28
5 11-4 W J Burke T J Doyle 9/110.00
8 0-50 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, white cap, yellow star Cloch Mor (IRE) 33
5 11-4 K F O'Brien K Whelan 66/167.00
9 76 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap First Impressions (IRE) 25
5 11-4 Michael Mulvany B T O'Connell (3) 50/151.00
10 1-337 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Four Commanders (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 M F Morris D N Russell 5/42.25
11 72 EMERALD GREEN Half Full (IRE) 205
5 11-4 D T Hughes R Loughran 10/111.00
12 RED, black star, sleeves & cap Miriam's Dream (IRE)
5 11-4 A J Martin T N Bennett (7) 50/151.00
13 000 BLACK & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Mywho 108
5 11-4 M Hourigan A P Heskin (5) 66/167.00
14 DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark blue stars Sweet Choice (IRE)
5 11-4 P J Rothwell S W Jackson 50/151.00
15 P ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Eochair (IRE) 89
5 10-13 t1 P Meany R C Colgan 50/151.00
16 337229- Emerald green, black epaulettes, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green stars Laureldeans Best (IRE) 299
5 10-13 G Elliott P Carberry 12/113.00
17 0 Yellow, large red spots, red sleeves, yellow spots, red cap, black spots Morethanafeeling (IRE) 42
5 10-13 C P Donoghue A P Crowe 50/151.00
18 30000- GOLD, black sleeves & hoop, gold cap Tarry Not (USA) 76
5 10-13 p Michael Brassil J R Barry 50/151.00
Non runners
190-FAileen's Boy (IRE)511-4D M KellyReserve 1
20The Way We Were (IRE)511-4E J O'GradyReserve 2
2190Shariyan (IRE)511-4C A MurphyReserve 3

Verdict

After a couple of victories in French-style bumpers, SHIFA arrived at this track with a big reputation a fortnight ago but fluffed her lines and could only finish third behind Ruler Of All. However, she was conceding 3lb to the winner, who is probably useful, and masses of weight to the runner-up so the form looks good enough for this. Winning point-to-pointer Four Commanders ran two fine races over this trip late last year and his run behind Skorcher over 2m6f here last time should be ignored as he didn't enjoy the longer trip and made a bad mistake at a crucial stage. Half Full hasn't been seen since a promising effort at Ballinrobe in July but Bobowen appears to be improving gradually and ran well enough behind The Pier here last month to suggest he can fight it out for a place at least.