Thurles

  • 15:30 Curaheen Flat Race2m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.80s
  • Off time: 15:33:08
15:30 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Byerley Babe (IRE) 2/1
2nd Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 12/1
3rd Makethedifference (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 F00-332 ROYAL BLUE, white panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Asktheyank (IRE) 14
5 12-0 P Hughes Miss J M Mangan (7) 33/134.00
2 41P Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black star on cap Chief Admiral (IRE) 62
5 12-0 t1 Miss E Doyle Mr J T Carroll (3) 33/134.00
3 Dark blue & mauve diamonds, dark blue sleeves, mauve diamonds on cap Isee Lanigan (IRE)
5 12-0 J O Clifford Mr J J Slevin (7) 50/151.00
4 UFC MAUVE, pink star & cap Marmaladeskies (IRE) 14
5 12-0 A J Black Mr J J Codd 33/134.00
5 White, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Brandon Hill (IRE)
4 11-11 J O Clifford Mr M T Slevin (7) 33/134.00
6 4- BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap Goldboy (IRE) 243
Beaten Favourite
4 11-11 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 13/82.62
7 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap It's High Time (IRE)
4 11-11 C F Swan Ms N Carberry 4/15.00
8 8 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, royal blue cap, yellow star Makethedifference (IRE) 35
4 11-11 E U Hales R P McNamara 14/115.00
9 3FP-2 EMERALD GREEN, yellow hoop, striped cap Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 21
4 11-11 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 12/113.00
10 P10-3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Byerley Babe (IRE) 23
5 11-7 R Tyner Mr B O'Neill (5) 2/13.00
11 874-4 BLUE, gold hoop & cuffs, pink cap Goldski (IRE) 15
7 11-7 t Ronald Curran Mr R J Curran (7) 33/134.00
12 00 WHITE, emerald green sash, red cap Mystic Marguerite (IRE) 148
5 11-7 J Devereux Mr H D Dunne (7) 50/151.00
13 2 BROWN, red sash & cap Rosaflora (IRE) 93
5 11-7 J P O'Keeffe Mr J W Spillane (7) 10/111.00

Verdict

Rosaflora made a reasonable start in a mares' bumper at Listowel in September, though the form hasn't worked out particularly well. Byerley Babe has disappointed after scoring between the flags in March but newcomer It's High Time is by Kalanisi out of a mare who won on the Flat so should have plenty of pace. GOLDBOY started favourite on his debut at Punchestown in April but could only plug on at the one pace. He's likely to be suited by quicker ground in future but providing the conditions aren't too bad he looks another bumper winner for the champion trainer.