Thurles

  • 15:00 Exit 6 To The Horse & Jockey Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.50s
  • Off time: 15:00:54
15:00 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Missie Ella (IRE) 25/1
2nd Brian Who (IRE) 7/1
3rd Playing (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 05-70P9 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Present Potential (IRE) 24
5 11-12 p M F Morris D J Casey 108 25/126.00
2 65-2906 RED, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, maroon & white quartered cap Supreme Bob (IRE) 18
6 11-10 p1 P Fenton B T O'Connell 106 11/112.00
3 F15F/7-1 DARK GREEN & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, striped cap Playing (FR) 17
9 11-7 T Foley S E Butler (7) 103 9/43.25
4 432P3F Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 35
5 11-3 P J Duffy D N Russell 99 4/15.00
5 451777 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Brian Who (IRE) 22
5 11-2 E Cawley R J Jones (3) 98 7/18.00
6 10-9076 YELLOW, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Peace In The West (IRE) 10
5 10-12 F Flood M P Walsh 94 12/113.00
7 860860 Dark blue, red sleeves, check cap Unoccupied 17
6 10-12 E O'Grady P Townend 94 16/117.00
8 4-16702 Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Thats The Dream (IRE) 14
4 10-8 R Tyner P T Enright 94 5/23.50
9 74-0609 RED & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap All Honours (IRE) 18
6 10-3 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 85 33/134.00
10 90-6 Emerald green, white cross sashes, red and white check cap Crannagh (IRE) 35
4 10-1 M J Tynan N P Madden 87 50/151.00
11 45-0980 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Missie Ella (IRE) 29
4 10-1 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 87 25/126.00

Verdict

Tom Foley has worked wonders with PLAYING, who arrived from France with a big reputation back in 2008 but has had all sorts of problems. He was having his first start since last June when strolling clear of his rivals at Clonmel earlier this month and though 9lb higher Shane Butler's claim can see him gain a quick double. Courtncatcher hasn't won yet but may have been unlucky at Punchestown last time as he was travelling well when falling at the second last. He has to be on the short-list along with Thats The Dream, a winning point-to-pointer who made a very promising handicap debut at Cork when beaten by the narrowest of margins by Tipped Up Harry. Supreme Bob is still a maiden but looks as though the step up in trip will aid his cause.