Thurles

  • 14:50 Horse And Jockey Handicap Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.30s
  • Off time: 14:52:56
14:50 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clashnabrook (IRE) 9/4
2nd Prince Of Forwards 25/1
3rd Mark Me Up 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 8247PU PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Annacarton (IRE) 45
9 11-6 t J J Mangan Miss J M Mangan (7) 103 14/115.00
3 2-8B555 Black, red chevron, white sleeves & cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
10 11-5 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 102 8/19.00
5 4-P00B9 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Shannon Spirit (IRE) 33
Course Winner
8 11-3 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 100 14/115.00
6 P715P2 YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap Clashnabrook (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
8 11-1 E O'Grady P T Enright 98 9/43.25
7 00-8050 Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Prince Of Forwards 239
Course Winner
9 10-13 p P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 96 25/126.00
8 3-P7P52 PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 26
9 10-9 v1 W F Codd D J Bates (3) 92 8/19.00
9 316/0-88 RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 77
10 10-8 T O'Brien P Townend 91 8/19.00
10 507047 DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Mark Me Up 32
8 10-7 t P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 90 10/111.00
11 223919 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 21
7 9-10 M McDonagh D J Casey 77 5/23.50
Non runners
1358-045Hasty Times (IRE)811-12J J MurphyD E Splaine109
444-F605Tales Of Milan (IRE)611-5D T HughesB J Cooper102

Verdict

Annacarton was a regular winner between the flags but hasn't really progressed over regulation fences though his best run came on this track in October. King Of Ardcarne was runner-up in this a year ago but has been in poor form recently and though Hold Em Cowboy ran his best race for some time at Naas last month he's still 4lb higher than for his only success over fences. If she could transfer her hurdling form to fences, Shesonlyahorse would be very well handicapped but the safest option looks to be CLASHNABROOK. He won over this trip on heavy ground at Gowran in November and returned to form over hurdles with a superb effort behind the very well handicapped Colbert Station at Punchestown earlier this month.