Thurles

  • 12:50 Molony Cup Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.60s
  • Off time: 12:51:17
12:50 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sterling Stuff (IRE) 4/1
2nd Miss Palm (IRE) 9/2
3rd Robertstown Rover (IRE) 25/1
4th Code Dancer (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U26-20U Red, yellow chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Caddy Man (IRE) 31
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 A Slattery D E Splaine (3) 100 10/111.00
2 73-1531 Red, green sash, red & white qtd cap Miss Palm (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
9 11-12 D Deacon A E Lynch 100 9/25.50
3 5461-59 Emerald green, beige cross sashes & sleeves, emerald green cap Lord Alfie (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
9 11-8 t1 Miss E Doyle B T O'Connell 96 12/113.00
4 096773 Yellow, white star, white cap Cnoc Na Gcon (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
7 11-7 J Conheady Mr J Conheady (7) 95 16/117.00
5 024-070 LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
8 11-6 R H Lalor Mr J R Lalor (7) 94 33/134.00
6 F26252- BLACK & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves & cap Mr Bb (IRE) 247
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 J P Cahill B Hayes (5) 92 7/18.00
7 10571-7 Pink, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars Mr Shankly (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
8 11-4 pt William P Murphy B M Cash 92 12/113.00
9 2P070F PINK, grey braces, pink cap Sterling Stuff (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-0 R Tyner P T Enright 88 4/15.00
10 2-70PP7 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Dark Vagabond (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
10 10-12 b1 I Madden M Darcy 86 16/117.00
11 0347U0 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Mrs Henderson 22
Distance Winner
8 10-11 F Costello Mr R W Barron (7) 85 33/134.00
12 71-P700 Pink, Dark Blue stars Treacy's Star (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 10-10 p P A Fahy S G McDermott 85 20/121.00
13 596U-PP Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Royalor (FR) 10
Distance Winner
8 10-9 p O McKiernan P F Mangan 83 12/113.00
14 0006/7-0 Yellow, emerald green hoop, emerald green armlet, red cap West Ship Master (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
9 10-7 v1 D Miley A P Heskin 81 20/121.00
15 45P-FPU RED, black hoop, black sleeves, hooped cap Torremuelle (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-5 b D E Finn C D Timmons (7) 79 20/121.00
16 900845 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Code Dancer (IRE) 46
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-3 P Carey R M Moran 77 10/111.00
17 0-72FP6 YELLOW & BLACK DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, white cap Blue Dynasty (USA) 46
7 9-12 b O J Power N P Madden 72 12/113.00
18 8P0P-PP Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Robertstown Rover (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
11 9-12 M McDonagh S W Flanagan 72 25/126.00
19 33-1678 DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap Hill Rock (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
7 11-5 t N Henley J S McGarvey (5) 93 20/121.00
Non runners
8428778Happy New Year (IRE)911-3O McKiernanS J Crimin91
208U7558De Glebe Star (IRE)611-6Miss F SlevinReserve 294
2122/867-1Witness Of Fashion (IRE)710-11Patrick RooneyReserve 385

Verdict

MISS PALM finished third to Foritsa, who runs in the opener, at Wexford then went to Tramore and beat the runner-up. That was only her fifth start over fences and she's capable of better despite her age so gets the vote. Mr Bb ran well in three quick races in April and though behind Lord Alfie at Fairyhouse he looks to have more scope than the winner. Winning point-to-pointer Mr Shankly scored over hurdles in March and will be better for last month's run over fences at Cork. Code Dancer started favourite at Fairyhouse last time but a bad error put paid to his chances while recent point-to-point winner Witness Of Fashion was fortunate as he was only third when two rivals departed at the second last.