Thurles

  • 16:45 Rock Of Cashel Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 50.60s
  • Off time: 16:48:19
16:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knock Beauty (IRE) 12/1
2nd See Double You (IRE) 10/3
3rd Monks Return (IRE) 16/1
4th Steady Ed (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64615U PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 20
7 11-12 p Denis Hogan C D Timmons (5) 102 12/113.00
2 1069U4 White & red stripes, red stars on cap Tukawhile (IRE) 22
9 11-12 S Aherne M J Ferris 102 14/115.00
3 96P80/P Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Bale O'shea (IRE) 278
Distance Winner
10 11-11 M O'Hare A E Lynch 101 10/111.00
4 15PP/00 White, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Drive On Jim (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
11 11-9 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 99 25/126.00
5 167802 DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap Hill Rock (IRE) 54
8 11-7 t N Henley Mr B J Foley (7) 97 16/117.00
6 22-0062 ORANGE, black spots, white sleeves & cap See Double You (IRE) 25
11 11-6 Ronan McNally Mr R M P McNally (7) 96 10/34.33
7 502-530 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Steady Ed (IRE) 61
10 11-3 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 93 20/121.00
8 773P50 Yellow, white star, white cap Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 22
8 11-2 p1 J Conheady Mr J Conheady (7) 92 33/134.00
9 0-60F45 RED, white stars, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Cross To Boston (IRE) 20
8 10-11 bt P J Rothwell P Townend 87 10/111.00
10 7FF2P-P ROYAL BLUE, red panel & sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Knock Beauty (IRE) 54
7 10-9 R Tyner P T Enright 85 12/113.00
11 325F4-7 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 293
7 10-5 p1 C F Swan M P Walsh 81 7/18.00
12 508P-88 BLACK & ORANGE HOOPS, black cap, orange star Offside Rule (IRE) 20
8 10-3 t M Cullen D J Condon 79 25/126.00
13 084545 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Code Dancer (IRE) 46
9 10-0 P Carey A Ring (7) 76 8/19.00
14 0P-P0P5 Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap Nanos Witness (IRE) 48
11 10-0 p1 Mrs G O'Connor A P Heskin 76 22/123.00
15 831P20 Maroon & em green diabolo, maroon sleeves, em green armlet, quartered cap Monks Return (IRE) 46
9 9-13 p R P Rath M P Butler (3) 75 16/117.00
16 UP9F-0U RED & WHITE DIABOLO, red sleeves, white stars, white cap The Bog Road Girl (IRE) 41
9 9-12 p M P Fitzgerald S W Flanagan 74 16/117.00
17 PU9444 RED, black hoop, black sleeves, hooped cap Torremuelle (IRE) 46
Course Winner
12 9-12 b D E Finn B R Dalton (3) 74 9/110.00
18 0P-PP3P Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Robertstown Rover (IRE) 46
12 9-10 M McDonagh M A Enright 72 14/115.00
Non runners
19953-0FFBend The Rules (IRE)710-5P HughesReserve 181
206-872F3Schindlers Rock (IRE)1010-9Richard PughReserve 285
217/679-00Its The Ice I Like (IRE)911-2R TynerReserve 392

Verdict

This is a moderate affair and top weight Rory's Brother must have every chance of defying top weight. But he unseated his rider at Fairyhouse earlier this month in a race in which CROSS TO BOSTON kept on in the closing stages to finish fifth. Paul Townend takes over the reins on the latter from a 7lb claimer here and further improvement is expected so he gets the nod ahead of Ayr second See Double You and Hill Rock, whose run behind Byerley Babe at Limerick in December looks better now than at did at the time. Steady Ed, Code Dancer and Torremuelle may prove the pick of the remainder.