Thurles

  • 15:55 Devil's Bit Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.50s
  • Off time: 15:55:20
15:55 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Of Lombardy (IRE) Evs
2nd Honey Pound (IRE) 5/1
3rd Spot Fine 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0 EMERALD GREEN, pink sleeves & cap Calgacus (IRE) 18
5 11-4 J M Barrett R M Moran 66/167.00
2 948U06 Dark blue, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Fluspar (IRE) 19
6 11-4 t S J Mahon P Carberry 9/110.00
3 2-04338 RED, white Cross of Lorraine, white & orange hooped cap Honey Pound (IRE) 28
6 11-4 A Leahy M P Fogarty 5/16.00
5 0 ROYAL BLUE, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Lite Duties (IRE) 28
5 11-4 C Byrnes P T Enright 33/134.00
6 43 Royal blue & white stripes, white sleeves, light blue cap Mister Victor (IRE) 130
6 11-4 N Stokes A P Crowe 40/141.00
7 F28-43 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Prince Of Lombardy (IRE) 25
6 11-4 J H Culloty D N Russell Evs2.00
8 0 Emerald green, white sleeves, black & white striped cap Roders Love Shack (IRE) 21
6 11-4 P G Fahey S E Butler (5) 66/167.00
9 07-600 White & black chevrons, black seams on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Royal Boru (IRE) 19
6 11-4 Mrs G Callaghan R C Colgan 28/129.00
10 U0R700 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars Son of Annie (IRE) 144
6 11-4 G T Lynch B R Dalton (3) 66/167.00
11 0-33233 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Spot Fine 14
8 11-4 M F Morris D J Casey 108 4/15.00
12 YELLOW, maroon disc & spots on sleeves, maroon cap Stonehall Jack (IRE)
5 11-4 D E Fitzgerald P D Kennedy (5) 66/167.00
13 0/5-9 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Gold Platinum (IRE) 14
7 10-11 W J Austin A D Leigh 12/113.00
14 0-3F435 Yellow, emerald green sash & sleeves, emerald green cap Green Diesel (IRE) 97
7 10-11 G T Lynch B F Cawley (5) 33/134.00
15 00 EMERALD GREEN, yellow hoop & armlet, pink cap Lackin Lass (IRE) 14
6 10-11 C Byrnes J S McGarvey (5) 40/141.00
16 0-0 WHITE, emerald green chevron & cap Oscars Diamond (IRE) 21
7 10-11 P Carey A Ring (7) 66/167.00
17 0 GREY, black seams, black sleeves, grey seams, quartered cap Sarah Lassie (IRE) 19
7 10-11 t1 D Budds S J Crimin (7) 100/1101.00
18 42417 Dark green, maroon stars, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon star Shesaportrait (IRE) 21
6 10-11 P Neville Mr E J O'connell 25/126.00
Non runners
450546Knockrea (IRE)711-4T O'BrienA P Heskin
19P2/19Killeena House (IRE)910-11R TynerReserve 1
208P6615-On Winsome Wings (IRE)710-11D HassettReserve 2
210Captain Blonde (IRE)511-4G O'LearyReserve 3

Verdict

Knockrea produced a fine effort when close up behind The Winkler at Gowran and ran well enough on testing going at Punchestown next time to suggest he'll be in the shake-up. PRINCE OF LOMBARDY made an encouraging debut over timber in November then returned with an even better effort when a close third behind Katie T at Naas. The winner has since won a Grade 3 so the form looks good enough for this. Spot Fine has been frustrating and his best runs have come on faster ground than he'll face here but it will be interesting to see how Honey Pound performs as he's only raced on heavy going so far and may be suited to these conditions.