Thurles

  • 14:15 Munster Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.40s
  • Off time: 14:16:31
14:15 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Windermere (IRE) 25/1
2nd Golanbrook (IRE) 2/1
3rd Aupcharlie (IRE) 4/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23213-7 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 197
Distance Winner
5 11-12 W P Mullins A E Lynch 4/71.57
2 39-12 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, white star on cap Golanbrook (IRE) 14
5 11-12 T Foley P Townend 2/13.00
3 50P WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap American Flyer (IRE) 83
5 11-4 L Byrne D E Splaine (7) 66/167.00
4 0 Purple, orange epaulettes & sleeves, orange cap Bright Light City (IRE) 194
5 11-4 D T Hughes M A Enright (7) 50/151.00
5 F5P- ROYAL BLUE, white panel, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Hello Louie (IRE) 235
5 11-4 M T Moran M Darcy 50/151.00
6 F PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 11
5 11-4 J H Culloty T J Doyle 25/126.00
7 53-0080 ROSE, turquoise 'V', quartered cap Loukaja (IRE) 56
5 11-4 C Hewitt B T O'Connell 93 33/134.00
9 66-0 Yellow, black hoop, black & yellow hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star Reliable Richie (IRE) 21
5 11-4 P J Colville M J Ferris 66/167.00
10 328 RED, yellow panel & cap Sids Choice 112
5 11-4 G T Lynch K Whelan 25/126.00
11 7/73560- GREY, black inverted triangle, halved sleeves, quartered cap Caheronaun (IRE) 231
5 10-11 D T Hughes R Loughran 11/112.00
Non runners
8675Munster Fusilier (IRE)511-4J C McConnellP D Kennedy

Verdict

Aupcharlie, who did best of the Irish horses in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, ran moderately behind ill-fated stablemate Lovethehigherlaw in the Punchestown equivalent but is expected to take high rank over timber. He's penalised here along with GOLANBROOK and it's the latter's experience over hurdles that may just swing things his way as he produced a smart debut run behind Mount Belbullen here at the beginning of the month. Sids Choice looks best of those who should be fighting for minor places.