Thurles

  • 16:50 Rock Of Cashel Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 23.90s
  • Off time: 16:50:09
16:50 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Letterlee Star (IRE) 7/1
2nd Mr Bb (IRE) 7/1
3rd Coolking 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P3P7F ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Coolking 21
6 11-12 p J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 102 14/115.00
2 5-50P06 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Down Under (IRE) 45
6 11-9 F Flood M P Walsh 99 12/113.00
3 5441S1 MAROON & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, royal blue cap Ponmeword (IRE) 22
9 11-9 t E McNamara R J Jones (3) 99 9/43.25
4 72620F RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Lascalahall (IRE) 21
Course Winner
8 11-6 F Flood D N Russell 96 11/26.50
5 P14/65 Emerald green, beige cross sashes & sleeves, emerald green cap Lord Alfie (IRE) 32
9 11-5 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (3) 95 20/121.00
6 077-F05 YELLOW, pink star & sleeves, yellow cap, pink stars Lord Rudi (IRE) 44
9 11-5 R K Watson T P Treacy 95 33/134.00
7 3P31P4 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, hooped sleeves, yellow star on cap Son Of Moyne (IRE) 45
Course Winner
9 11-5 p A Slattery T C Carroll (5) 95 12/113.00
8 13F-P8F Red, green sash, red & white qtd cap Amber Knight (IRE) 33
10 11-1 D Deacon S W Flanagan 91 25/126.00
10 009216 PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 26
Beaten Favourite
7 10-9 b P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 85 8/19.00
11 26/B9-PP White, red braces, red seams on sleeves, red & white quartered cap Clairs Choice (IRE) 71
8 10-8 p P Hughes B R Dalton (5) 84 25/126.00
12 52P/F-F6 Black & yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, black & red hooped cap Flying Windsor (IRE) 53
9 10-8 W J Lanigan I J McCarthy (3) 84 20/121.00
13 944128 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Robertstown Rover (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
11 10-8 M McDonagh A E Lynch 84 10/111.00
14 215-PP2 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Letterlee Star (IRE) 33
Course Winner
9 10-7 v M J McDonagh D E Splaine (5) 83 7/18.00
15 9-0584F BLACK & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves & cap Mr Bb (IRE) 44
7 10-5 p J P Cahill B T O'Connell 81 7/18.00
16 07P1P6 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, white cap, emerald green star Breffni Gael (IRE) 92
7 10-1 t1 J P Dempsey N P Madden 77 16/117.00
Non runners
941/8596Royalor (FR)810-11O McKiernanS J Crimin87

Verdict

PONMEWORD has been in fine form recently, scoring over fences at Limerick on St Stephen's Day and over timber there last month. He may have been on a four-timer here but for slipping up at Tramore and though climbing the weights looks to have been found another good opportunity. Letterlee Star ran his best race for a long time when narrowly beaten by today's rival Popaflora at Punchestown and, as he was in very good form at this time last year, he looks a threat with his low weight and can reverse form with the winner, who has since disappointed at Navan though that was over the minimum trip. Son Of Moyne won over 3m here in October and has found shorter trips too sharp subsequently so he's another to consider in an open contest.