Thurles

  • 14:45 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.70s
  • Off time: 14:46:50
14:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farrells Fancy (IRE) 9/2
2nd Jetson (IRE) 11/10
3rd Panther Claw (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00P0P-P Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Abarta (IRE) 14
6 11-12 t V T O'Brien P T Enright 50/151.00
2 7428P6 RED, white stars, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Boland's Corner (GER) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p R J Tierney D E Splaine (5) 20/121.00
3 00-B6P0 RED, royal blue & yellow hooped sleeves, royal blue & light blue striped cap Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 25
9 11-12 W Harney M P Butler (5) 40/141.00
4 222P-02 ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 11-12 J J Mangan P F Mangan (3) 13/27.50
5 51/1-7 ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, red & white quartered cap Cherrys Son (IRE) 157
6 11-12 John Neilan B J Cooper 25/126.00
6 267456 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white cap, orange diamond Doctor Deejay (IRE) 20
6 11-12 T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 33/134.00
7 2/1242-6 ROYAL BLUE & RED DIABOLO, red sleeves, quartered cap Farrells Fancy (IRE) 39
8 11-12 T O'Brien D J Condon 9/25.50
8 85PP77 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 11
8 11-12 O McKiernan M Darcy 99 25/126.00
9 54125-3 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jetson (IRE) 19
7 11-12 Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 11/102.10
10 2180-00 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Micks (IRE) 163
6 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 20/121.00
11 19- BLACK & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves & cap Mr Bb (IRE) 245
6 11-12 J P Cahill R J Jones (3) 16/117.00
12 21- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Panther Claw (IRE) 249
6 11-12 P Nolan D N Russell 7/18.00
13 P1426-B ORANGE, black cross of lorraine, light green sleeves, black spots, black cap Popaflora 11
6 11-12 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 33/134.00
14 05315-5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dont Back Down (IRE) 172
5 11-10 G Elliott P Carberry 12/113.00
15 66-00PF DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 31
5 11-10 D T Hughes R Loughran 33/134.00
16 60305-7 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Present Potential (IRE) 104
5 11-10 pt M F Morris D J Casey 25/126.00

Verdict

Castle Wings did well over hurdles and though beaten a long way when runner-up to Twinlight over fences at Listowel the winner is useful and Jimmy Mangan's charge needed a longer trip. He'll get that here and must pose a threat though JETSON will take some beating on the evidence of his debut run over fences where he stayed on stoutly behind Protaras at Gowran over a trip much too short. Panther Claw cost a lot of money as befits his pedigree and was an impressive winner between the flags at Rathcannon in February while Dont Back Down, another winning point-to-pointer, did enough over hurdles to suggest he's another who can make a decent chaser.