Thurles

  • 17:25 Leugh 2m 6f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Yielding, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.40s
  • Off time: 17:25:32
17:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cool Oscar (IRE) 3/1
2nd Preswell Lad (IRE) 14/1
3rd Whiskey And Red (IRE) 7/2
4th Native Wolf (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P102P0 Black & white hoops, purple sleeves, purple & white quartered cap Parthian Empire 55
6 12-4 E J O'Grady Mr S O'connor (7) 95 16/117.00
2 3-647P8 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, black spots The Snuffler (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
9 12-3 R W T Brabazon Mr B F Brabazon (7) 94 20/121.00
3 4008P-1 RED, black spots, black armlet, striped cap Whiskey And Red (IRE) 51
7 12-3 t C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (5) 94 7/24.50
4 29P0-02 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, light blue & yellow striped cap Cool Oscar (IRE) 26
8 12-2 P Hogan Mr D L Queally (7) 93 3/14.00
5 73409-3 MAROON & YELLOW CHECK, royal blue sleeves, white stars, maroon & yellow check cap Robbie Kaydee (IRE) 12
7 12-1 p William P Murphy Mr S G Carey (5) 92 10/111.00
6 07/9012- Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap Castle Ranger (IRE) 371
Distance Winner
8 11-13 Michael O'connor Mr D P M Collins (7) 90 10/111.00
7 313090 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Harangue (IRE) 20
4 11-13 J J Hanlon Mr J T Carroll (5) 95 20/121.00
8 8374-00 Dark green, yellow hoop, red sleeves, white armlet, yellow cap, black star High Class Show (IRE) 11
7 11-13 J J Walsh A McCurtin (7) 90 14/115.00
9 33111/1- Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap Make It Better (IRE) 549
8 11-12 Michael O'connor Mr M J O'Connor 89 8/19.00
10 70-0505 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue diamond, emerald green cap, royal blue diamond Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 14
7 11-10 pt W J McLernon Mr J T McNamara 87 20/121.00
11 34409-0 Orange, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, orange diamonds Black Zorro (IRE) 173
5 11-9 C F Swan Mr A J McNulty (7) 86 14/115.00
12 32P005 White, red inverted triangle, white cap Forever Eva (IRE) 43
6 11-9 b1 John O'Shaughnessy Mr B J Foley (7) 86 20/121.00
13 3-38364 WHITE, red sleeves, black & red quartered cap Preswell Lad (IRE) 13
9 11-9 M J Fitzgerald Mr M Fahey (3) 86 14/115.00
14 F5-1330 Red, white hoop, red sleeves, emerald green cap, white spots Watt A Diva (IRE) 91
8 11-9 Daniel G Murphy Mr E P O'Brien (7) 86 16/117.00
15 4/58-08P EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, emerald green sleeves, check cap Exit To Farney (IRE) 24
7 11-7 t J M Burke Mr J M Burke (7) 84 33/134.00
16 6653-08 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Native Wolf (IRE) 49
8 11-6 t V T O'Brien Mr T M O'Brien (7) 83 14/115.00
17 621/360- Light blue & royal blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, check cap Kizzy O (IRE) 440
9 11-3 P T Flavin Mr P Power (7) 80 20/121.00
18 P-47305 White, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Lady Sunshine (IRE) 10
6 11-3 t J F O'Shea Mr J J Slevin (7) 80 20/121.00
Non runners
19U-8436PMacklycuddy (USA)611-11P G KellyReserve 188
2041/1079-Robbie McMahon (IRE)712-4N F GlynnReserve 295
210-09691Vic Chic (IRE)611-10Miss J Julie WestonReserve 379

Verdict

Make It Better had a few runs over timber at the beginning of his career but has made incredible progress since being sent hunting, winning his last three point-to-points and a hunter chase by 17l in April. He's very well treated if transferring that progress to hurdles and has to be on the short-list. Mikey O'Connor also runs the lightly-raced Castle Ranger, who was improving when last seen at this time a year ago. Whiskey And Red had shown virtually nothing before landing a real touch at Downpatrick last month but the assessor has taken note and handed him an 8lb rise in the weights. Cool Oscar isn't the most consistent but was seen at his best when runner-up to Hidden Shamrock at Navan last time while the lightly-raced Robbie Kaydee ran his best race for a long time at Fairyhouse earlier this month. VIC CHIC sneaks in to the bottom of the handicap by virtue of a penalty for Monday's victory at Tipperary where she landed a gamble. That was only her second start in a handicap and with more to come she's well enough treated to complete a quick double.