Thurles

  • 13:00 Molony Cup Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 14.60s
  • Off time: 13:00:29
13:00 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whiskey And Red (IRE) 6/4
2nd Robertstown Rover (IRE) 11/2
3rd Spiker The Biker (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8/8-PP42 RED, royal blue epaulettes, red & white striped sleeves, red & royal blue quartered cap Another Flutter (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 b Mrs M Danagher P T Enright 98 11/26.50
2 17-6154 LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 R H Lalor Mr J R Lalor (7) 98 14/115.00
3 P0P-P65 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Abarta (IRE) 42
Nag me
6 11-9 t V T O'Brien J L Cullen 95 25/126.00
4 0-0007P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Micks (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 h C Roche A P Crowe 95 6/17.00
5 60F-008 DARK BLUE, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Tailors Hill (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 Miss M L Hallahan R J Jones (3) 95 20/121.00
6 460455 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 t Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 94 20/121.00
7 P-13331 RED, black spots, black armlet, striped cap Whiskey And Red (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 t C Bowe D N Russell 94 6/42.50
8 152P/F-F Black & yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, black & red hooped cap Flying Windsor (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 W J Lanigan I J McCarthy (3) 89 33/134.00
9 04F503 Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Code Dancer (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 P Carey R M Moran 85 9/110.00
10 0-P3P55 Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap Lion Valley (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 t S Braddish N P Madden 83 20/121.00
11 6P-9441 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Robertstown Rover (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-7 M McDonagh M A Enright (5) 79 11/26.50

Verdict

It's hard to know what to make of Robertstown Rover, who made all for a very easy victory at Fairyhouse last week. That was a poor event and he's up 7lb but a repeat would obviously see him difficult to peg back. However, he was beaten 27 lengths by WHISKEY AND RED over 2m6f here last month and it's difficult to see him reversing that form with the winner, who was having only his sixth start over fences and should complete the double. Another Flutter finished runner-up that day and should get much closer on the revised terms but third Code Dancer had every chance and looks held.