Thurles

  • 13:50 Gift Horse Gallery Horse & Jockey Hotel Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.80s
  • Off time: 13:51:46
13:50 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Cookie Jar (IRE) 9/4
2nd Dantes Firth (IRE) 9/2
3rd Kymin's Way (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31/252- Red, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star Dantes Firth (IRE) 320
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 T Foley R Loughran 9/25.50
2 3160- PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, purple sleeves, white cap Izabelle Amie (IRE) 455
5 11-7 J J Mangan P F Mangan 16/117.00
3 32/2021- ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, check cap Kymin's Way (IRE) 309
6 11-7 R O'Neill Mr J W O'Neill (7) 7/18.00
4 P Royal blue, white stars, white seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Grandma Dotty (IRE) 15
4 11-4 C F Swan D J Casey 33/134.00
5 0447B8 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHECK, white sleeves & cap Diamond Gesture (IRE) 9
5 10-13 t1 Daniel G Murphy P T Enright 12/113.00
6 0 Emerald green, black epaulettes, black star on cap Googlers Garden (IRE) 10
5 10-13 Miss E Doyle M P Fogarty 66/167.00
7 867-U46 Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Killtilane Rose (IRE) 191
8 10-13 W Harney D E Splaine (3) 16/117.00
8 P-0P5P0 White, red star, red stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Lorbrisus (IRE) 15
7 10-13 J J R Foley Mr R Deegan (7) 100/1101.00
9 3F1F-14 Brown & white check, white slvs, quartered cap Maizeys Honour (IRE) 212
7 10-13 G Webb M Darcy 25/126.00
10 Black, orange star, halved sleeves, orange star on cap Manimi (IRE)
4 10-13 M Winters M J Ferris 50/151.00
11 60-0095 EMERALD GREEN, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap, red stars Miss Faithful (IRE) 15
5 10-13 h P McCreery S E Butler (5) 10/111.00
12 04 RED & BLACK HOOPS, red sleeves, black cap, red spots Miss Island (IRE) 9
5 10-13 M Winters P D Kennedy (5) 25/126.00
13 FF1 Emerald green & yellow quartered, white sleeves, em green cap Missed Cloud (IRE) 35
5 10-13 M Winters Andrew J McNamara 11/26.50
14 P-0 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, hooped cap Mollys Joy (IRE) 92
6 10-13 t1 M Phelan N P Madden 100/1101.00
15 70 White, red disc & sleeves, red cap Optimistic Mag (IRE) 17
5 10-13 M Phelan K C Sexton (5) 66/167.00
16 78 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 37
5 10-13 J F Levins B T O'Connell 40/141.00
17 6P4623 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white & red striped sleeves, red cap The Cookie Jar (IRE) 51
6 10-13 C A Murphy J S McGarvey (5) 110 9/43.25
18 6- Red, light blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Wild Blueberry (IRE) 396
6 10-13 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 14/115.00
Non runners
190Give Me A Break (IRE)410-13M HouriganReserve 1
200Idontdalaay (IRE)410-13H de BromheadReserve 2
2134390F/Corrib Princess (IRE)710-13Mrs Y DunleavyReserve 3

Verdict

Dantes Firth has some smart form in bumpers to her credit though she's penalised for her victory here in March. Izabelle Amie also has extra for her success over 2m4f at Limerick, though she never showed on her debut over hurdles at Gowran in September. Kymin's Way had been threatening to win before doing so on heavy ground at Gowran and she should make a hurdler. Cork handler Michael Winters has done well this season and anything he runs from point-to-points has to be respected so recent Affane winner Missed Cloud is one to keep an eye on. THE COOKIE JAR looks vulnerable to an improver but her third place behind Gambling Girl in a Down Royal Grade 3 last month is comfortably the best form on offer and she should win this.