Thurles

  • 14:05 Thurles Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:36
14:05 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Is Herself About (IRE) 12/1
2nd Chasing Shadows (IRE) 8/1
3rd The Folkes Choice 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 202
5 10-13 W J Austin A D Leigh 25/126.00
2 3342-F6 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Chaperoned (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
4 10-13 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 130 1/41.25
3 0549 WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Chasing Shadows (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
5 10-13 D T Hughes M A Enright (7) 8/19.00
4 EMERALD GREEN, black epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Cluain Easa (IRE)
4 10-13 S G Walsh A P Thornton (3) 50/151.00
5 384-607 BROWN, beige sleeves, brown cap Grass Valley (IRE) 173
4 10-13 W J Fitzpatrick I J McCarthy (5) 66/167.00
6 0-734 BLACK, emerald green diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, black star Is Herself About (IRE) 32
4 10-13 D M O'Brien D N Russell 12/113.00
7 00-0 White, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Lady Sunshine (IRE) 21
5 10-13 t J F O'Shea S G McDermott 66/167.00
8 706 ORANGE, black 'V', orange cap, black hoop Pearl Isle (IRE) 841
4 10-13 Peter Maher P T Enright 66/167.00
9 0F6P58 Maroon, white cross sashes, qtd cap Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 21
5 10-13 M McDonagh T J Doyle 20/121.00
10 65-8 White & red halved, hooped sleeves, red diamond on cap Suir View Girl (IRE) 199
5 10-13 M J Tynan D E Splaine (7) 25/126.00
11 White & black hoops, black chevrons on sleeves, check cap The Folkes Choice
5 10-13 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 10/111.00
12 YELLOW, light blue sleeves, red & yellow check cap View Of Milan (IRE)
4 10-13 P Nolan Mr P A O'Sullivan (7) 20/121.00
13 008 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop World Citizen (IRE) 28
5 10-13 D McDonogh J L Cullen 50/151.00

Verdict

CHAPERONED has been very unfortunate not to have lost her maiden tag having finished runner-up in a Grade 2 and fallen when in a commanding lead, both times at Fairyhouse. That form is in a different league to these rivals and she must be the choice though punters will need to forget a poor effort in a Listed contest at Punchestown last month. Chasing Shadows made a nice start over timber at Navan in September so it was a surprise to see her back in a Punchestown bumper last month. She has plenty of scope and looks the obvious choice if the favourite fluffs her lines again. The Folkes Choice and View Of Milan are newcomers with strong jumping pedigrees who should be noted in the betting.