Thurles

  • 17:05 Munster Flat Race2m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 42.80s
  • Off time: 17:05:13
17:05 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Band Of Blood (IRE) 10/3
2nd The Pounds (IRE) 12/1
3rd Afatcat 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 ROYAL BLUE, scarlet sash, royal blue cap, scarlet hoop Broadway Symphony (IRE)
6 12-0 Miss E Doyle M P Fogarty (3) 20/121.00
2 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow cap Buster Molloy
6 12-0 Mrs S Dawson Mr J W Hannon (7) 50/151.00
3 1 YELLOW, black cross of lorraine, yellow cap Cyprian Prince (IRE) 45
7 12-0 L J Archdeacon Mr M J O'Connor 15/82.88
4 MAROON, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond Drumloose (IRE)
7 12-0 J J Walsh Mr S Cavanagh (7) 33/134.00
5 BLACK, red sleeves, red cap, white spots Gold Symbol
7 12-0 Steven E Ryder Mr M F Hassett (7) 25/126.00
6 FF Red, royal blue disc, royal blue spots on sleeves, red cap, royal blue spots Lake Naivasha (IRE) 31
6 12-0 James Dullea Mr J J Codd 20/121.00
7 F4/P1-7 Emerald green & white halved, hooped sleeves, white stars on cap Pals Leg (IRE) 101
7 12-0 E M O'Sullivan Mr E M O'Sullivan (7) 22/123.00
8 8 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, check cap Sydney Thompson (IRE) 108
7 12-0 R O'Neill Mr J W O'Neill (7) 33/134.00
9 3-3463 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap The Pounds (IRE) 90
7 12-0 t Thomas Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 12/113.00
10 2 MAUVE Afatcat 174
5 11-13 J J Hanlon Mr J T Carroll (3) 10/111.00
11 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Arctic Wolf
5 11-13 C O'Brien Ms N Carberry 5/16.00
12 213- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Band Of Blood (IRE) 331
Distance Winner
5 11-13 P Fenton Mr R J Kiely (5) 10/34.33
13 RED, black diamonds, white sleeves, red cap, black diamonds Diamond Shadow (IRE)
5 11-13 L Young Mr W T Shanahan (7) 50/151.00
14 BLACK, emerald green diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, black star Diamondintherough (IRE)
5 11-13 P Lacey Mr F R O'Brien (7) 40/141.00
15 Purple, white triple diamond, yellow cap, royal blue star Grange Ville Flyer (IRE)
6 11-7 Anthony James Costello Mr D P M Collins (7) 33/134.00
16 0 ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white striped sleeves, white cap Catch A Penny (IRE) 73
5 11-6 t1 B T Murphy Mr R M Murphy (7) 25/126.00
17 774 RED, white stars, white sleeves, white star on cap Dream Beat 66
5 11-6 J J Walsh A McCurtin (7) 11/112.00
18 RED, yellow panel, striped cap Katelyn's Way (IRE)
5 11-6 John Neilan Mr D L Queally (5) 33/134.00
Non runners
19Shane Billy (IRE)612-0Daniel HowardReserve 1
205-Murtys Delight (IRE)612-0R HackettReserve 2
21F-Midnight Flame (IRE)612-0K PurcellReserve 3

Verdict

Afatcat made his racecourse debut at Bellewstown in August and ran well behind Aranhill Chief but the winner has been well beaten subsequently. Winning point-to-pointer Band Of Blood made a reasonable start at Limerick last March and has enough pace and stamina in his pedigree to make a decent performer in time while Dream Beat and The Pounds have shown enough to suggest they can get competitive. ARCTIC WOLF's pedigree is more about speed than stamina so any further rain probably wouldn't help his cause but he's a half-brother to several winners and out of a winning mare so can keep up the family tradition and make a winning start. Cyprian Prince easily won a point at Dromahane in December and should be monitored in the market.