Thurles

  • 12:35 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 124F36 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, hooped cap Battling Boru (IRE) 46
6 11-12 A Mullins D E Mullins 1001
2 16339U EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blaze Of Fire 8
Distance Winner
6 11-12 t T Carberry N P Madden 1001
3 28P673 RED, white stars, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Boland's Corner (GER) 21
7 11-12 p R J Tierney D E Splaine (5) 1001
4 P00-32P WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Canaly (IRE) 150
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 1001
5 18/230-2 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 22
6 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 1001
6 4423-37 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 24
9 11-12 P G Fahey S E Butler (7) 1001
7 56-345U PURPLE & PINK QUARTERED, purple sleeves, quartered cap Jack The Pirate (IRE) 14
6 11-12 J P Cahill R J Jones (3) 1001
8 184P-76 Red, yellow panel, red cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
7 11-12 t G T Lynch D J Casey 1001
9 23320-0 Mauve, dark blue cross sashes, red cap Lord Gale (IRE) 11
6 11-12 John Neilan Andrew J McNamara 1001
10 35-42U3 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 39
8 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 119 1001
11 51154-5 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Pass The Hat 22
5 11-12 A L T Moore B M Cash 1001
12 1F540-9 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 14
Course Winner
9 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 1001
13 264-423 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plan A (IRE) 22
5 11-12 G Elliott M P Walsh 1001
14 1P00-75 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Savello (IRE) 11
6 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell 1001
15 20-P708 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sword Fish (IRE) 5
6 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 1001
16 2104-92 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Darroun (IRE) 178
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 W P Mullins R Walsh 1001
17 027642 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, white sleeves & cap Lord Lir (IRE) 14
6 11-12 D M O'Brien Reserve 1 1001
18 82-5730 YELLOW, royal blue spots, check cap Fine Presentation (IRE) 24
5 11-12 M Hourigan Reserve 2 1001
19 22-23B2 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Spot Fine 11
6 11-12 M F Morris Reserve 3 1001

Verdict

Willie Mullins could have chosen an easier race for DARROUN to make his chasing debut though he's an exciting prospect and as he's only four he's receiving weight from all of his rivals. His maiden hurdle victory over subsequent Grade 1 winner Hisaabaat advertises his credentials and hopefully he can overcome his lack of experience and make a winning start. It's a surprise to see Plan A running in a beginners' chase as he's been a regular winner on the Flat and over hurdles. He's run well enough in his two starts over fences to be a big threat if the selection isn't quite ready for this. Darwins Fox finished just in front of him at Punchestown last month and as that was his first run over fences the Listed hurdle winner is another with strong credentials. Canaly didn't enjoy a clear run and made mistakes when pulling up at Kilbeggan in June but had produced a couple of much better efforts there earlier.