Thurles

  • 14:45 I.n.h. Stallion Owners E.b.f. Novice Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,465 3rd €1,161 4th €725
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.30s
  • Off time: 14:45:05
14:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Mexico (IRE) 4/6
2nd Gran Torino (IRE) 11/4
3rd Grancore Girl (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-3231 PINK, black chevron, striped cap Gran Torino (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 11-10 N Meade D J Condon 11/43.75
2 973-15 RED, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Marky Bob (IRE) 32
5 11-10 D T Hughes R Loughran 14/115.00
3 02-7146 DARK BLUE, white chevron, light blue sleeves, emerald green cap, red star Benefit Scheme (IRE) 13
6 11-5 Miss B A K Murphy J L Cullen 20/121.00
4 015 White, royal blue epaulettes & sleeves, white cap, orange spots Moon Over Moscow (IRE) 18
6 11-5 T Hogan B J Geraghty 99 25/126.00
5 870 BLACK & RED DIABOLO, red stars on sleeves, red star on cap Fast Reaction (IRE) 8
6 11-3 J M Burke M P Burke (7) 66/167.00
6 11-2 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Mexico (IRE) 15
5 11-3 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 4/61.67
7 20533-5 PURPLE, yellow panel, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, yellow cap, purple diamond Grancore Girl (IRE) 21
7 10-12 T G O'Leary P T Enright 107 10/111.00
8 B9P054 BLACK, orange halved sleeves, orange star on cap High Amenity (IRE) 23
7 10-12 pt P Cluskey S J Gray (3) 92 20/121.00

Verdict

A very good turnout for the money and SIZING MEXICO is progressing enough to take this before stepping up in grade. A winner between the flags at Dromahane last November and of a Fairyhouse bumper the following month, he produced an excellent performance on his hurdling debut at the latter track a couple of weeks ago when runner-up to the useful Aughnacurraveel and should have come on considerably for the experience. Dual winning bumper Grancore Girl is another who will have benefited from her run behind Our Victoria at Clonmel while Benefit Scheme found two miles and Grade 3 company against him at Down Royal last time. Gran Torino is improving fast though this is tougher than his maiden success over 2m2f here last time.