Thurles

  • 14:55 thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.20s
  • Off time: 14:55:33
14:55 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Pier (IRE) 7/1
2nd Shannon Spirit (IRE) 6/1
3rd Marlos Moment 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 160/00 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Forty Foot (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 33/134.00
2 1/46- EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Lios A Choill (IRE) 284
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 6/42.50
3 30-0655 ROYAL BLUE, white sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Romantic Lead 14
6 11-12 t P J Gilligan A E Lynch 1 14/115.00
4 10-5 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Shannon Spirit (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-12 T Hogan J L Cullen 6/17.00
5 5 MAROON, black spots, emerald green sleeves, orange spots, white cap Hawkhill (IRE) 14
5 11-10 M Halford R M Power 7/24.50
6 00 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIAMONDS, dark blue cap Rassi Maguire (IRE) 14
5 11-10 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 50/151.00
7 6- Beige & emerald green check, beige sleeves, emerald green cap The Pier (IRE) 34
5 11-10 J G Murphy Andrew J McNamara 7/18.00
8 6/19-07 DARK BLUE, pink sleeves, pink & grey striped cap Pretty Valira (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
7 11-7 t Stephen Michael Cox Mr G O'sullivan (7) 50/151.00
9 55 ROYAL BLUE & PURPLE HOOPS, yellow cap Make Mine Magic (IRE) 12
6 11-4 E Griffin E J O'connell (5) 50/151.00
10 40 RED & YELLOW DIAMONDS, red sleeves & cap Ricardian (IRE) 16
7 11-4 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 12/113.00
11 25-065 Maroon, maroon & purple striped sleeves, striped cap Spruce Cottage (IRE) 12
6 11-4 T J Taaffe B J Geraghty 9/110.00
12 764P60- DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Vardas Partner (IRE) 274
6 11-4 t1 P J Rothwell S W Jackson 107 20/121.00
13 F-3F404 BLACK, orange sash & sleeves, orange & white striped cap Bobowen (IRE) 15
5 11-2 W J Burke T J Doyle 33/134.00
14 6435-7F Emerald green, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap Marlos Moment 15
5 11-2 bt M M McNiff B M Cash 109 16/117.00
15 6009 Emerald green, white spots, white sleeves, white spots on cap Railway Road (IRE) 10
5 11-2 A J McNamara M J Ferris 50/151.00
16 46-620 LIGHT GREEN, yellow sash & armlet, check cap Dancing Bird (IRE) 92
7 10-13 P J Flynn S J Gray (5) 25/126.00
17 7/000 GOLD, black sleeves & hoop, gold cap Labasheeda (USA) 15
6 10-13 p Michael Brassil A J McNulty (7) 66/167.00
18 4/90-090 ROYAL BLUE, black hoop, black sleeves, red cap Riberettos Song (IRE) 14
8 10-13 J Keegan S G McDermott 66/167.00
Non runners
1960/F4-19Tin Woodman811-4M C HickeyReserve 1
20U4F6Cuffesgrange (IRE)511-2D M O'BrienReserve 2
210Young Dale (IRE)511-2D T HughesReserve 3

Verdict

Lios A Choill won a bumper on his racecourse debut at Fairyhouse last February. Despite defeats in his last two starts, Willie Mullins' charge can figure on his seasonal return and hurdling bow. But SHANNON SPIRIT won a bumper here on his first start and was not disgraced when stepped up in class for his return to action at Leopardstown last month. If taking to hurdling, he could prove the one to beat here. Things haven't gone to plan for Marlos Moment after a good effort in a Grade 1 juvenile hurdle early last year, but Hawkhill has place claims on only his second start over timber.