Thurles

  • 15:45 Holycross Maiden Hurdle2m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off time: 15:46:31
15:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Better Times (IRE) 13/8
2nd A Fine Young Man (IRE) 6/1
3rd Avoca King (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/ Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap A Fine Young Man (IRE) 627
6 11-12 Stephen Michael Cox J L Cullen 6/17.00
2 12/P-0 BROWN, white disc & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Avoca King (IRE) 24
9 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/19.00
3 1422/2F- Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap Better Times (IRE) 322
7 11-12 D Cullen D N Russell 115 13/82.62
4 50-0099 BLACK, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, black tassel High Treason (USA) 59
9 11-12 J C McConnell P D Kennedy (5) 33/134.00
5 0 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Duc D'Anjou (IRE) 35
6 11-4 L Roche A E Lynch 66/167.00
6 22-2 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Frankie Flowers 18
6 11-4 P Fenton B T O'Connell 14/115.00
7 4-RF52 ORANGE,black epaulettes, halved sleeves, orange cap Hair Oil Jimmy (IRE) 12
8 11-4 T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 2/13.00
8 F24-0 GREY, red stars, red cap Hidden Shamrock (IRE) 12
7 11-4 L Whitmore B Hayes (7) 50/151.00
9 0- Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Sea Fort (IRE) 501
7 11-4 V T O'Brien D J Casey 66/167.00
10 64P-36R LIGHT GREEN & YELLOW DIAMONDS, light green cap, yellow diamonds Tulla Emerald (IRE) 24
6 11-4 M T Moran M Darcy 20/121.00
11 1341-21 White & red chevrons, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars West Cork Flash (IRE) 25
7 11-4 Miss S O'Sullivan E F Power (3) 33/134.00
12 670-000 EMERALD GREEN, beige sleeves, emerald green cap, red spots Beabus House (IRE) 18
7 10-11 C Byrnes P T Enright 25/126.00
13 6-92390 RED, white panel & sleeves, white cap, red stars Galzig (IRE) 12
7 10-11 Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 14/115.00
14 21-059 RED, white disc, white & red striped cap Hampshire Cross (IRE) 10
6 10-11 t S Aherne M J Ferris 50/151.00
15 4U-354P EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, emerald green cap, black star Nora D (IRE) 11
6 10-11 Lorna Casey K T Coleman 66/167.00
16 P/ RED & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, red & emerald green quartered cap Sek Dirha (IRE) 637
7 10-11 t1 T P O'Connor K Whelan 66/167.00
17 6644F4 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Simon Says (IRE) 14
7 10-11 J P Ryan R C Colgan 33/134.00
18 8 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, emerald green cap Springfort Diva (IRE) 25
6 10-11 C Byrnes B C Byrnes (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
193/375Flaming Hymn611-4G J PowerReserve 1
2000U89-PNovedevichy (IRE)611-4E GriffinReserve 297

Verdict

BETTER TIMES, who made a winning bumper debut two years ago and finished an excellent runner-up on his return to action last year, hasn't been seen since falling in January but is potentially useful and hopefully will be fit enough on his comeback. If not then Hair Oil Jimmy will provide a strong alternative as he was having only his fifth career start when an excellent runner-up to Reizovic at Naas and has the scope to do even better. Philip Fenton's ex-point-to-pointers are always worth a look and though Frankie Flowers promised more than he produced between the flags he'll make progress this campaign. A Fine Young Man easily won a Naas bumper on his debut in March last year and Avoca King can surely do better than he's shown so far over timber.