• 13:40 W.T. O'Grady Memorial E.B.F. Novice Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €12,075 2nd €2,799 3rd €1,225 4th €700
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.20s
  • Off time: 13:40:38
13:40 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 1/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23-3721 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
10 11-12 P G Fahey S E Butler (7) 132 4/15.00
2 P5-021F PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 147 1/21.50
3 610-51F Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow star on cap Tabhachtach (IRE) 128
6 11-12 S Slevin A E Lynch 115 33/134.00
4 22P-301 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Western Leader (IRE) 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 p J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 7/24.50


Enigmatic is certainly the right word for MIKAEL D'HAGUENET but he won't get a better chance to get back on track. A triple Grade 1 winner over timber, he's never really recovered from his fall at the last on his chasing bow at Fairyhouse two years ago but looked to be gradually coming back until falling again at Limerick. He couldn't be backed with confidence but his overall form looks too good for these. He'llberemembered is a progressive novice but it's the useful staying handicap hurdler Western Leader who could provide the main threat as he looked a decent recruit to chasing when scoring at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day. Tabhachtach landed a beginners' event at Galway in August but has had a break since falling there a month later.