• 13:35 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.20s
  • Off time: 13:36:06
13:35 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 5/2
2nd Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 13/2
3rd Hop In (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P70-60 Dark blue, emerald green seams, white sleeves, red spots, emerald green cap Appletime (IRE) 54
7 11-12 h T F Shaw I J McCarthy (3) 33/134.00
2 P053/F0 Pink & black diamonds, pink sleeves, black cap, pink diamond Budwiser (IRE) 7
9 11-12 P W Flynn R P McNally 66/167.00
3 593156 RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Gort An Chnoic (IRE) 14
8 11-12 b S O O'Brien A P Heskin 12/113.00
4 2/2-2213 Green, white cross sashes & cap Hop In (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 A L T Moore D J Casey 13/27.50
5 1/8-070 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Inch Rock (IRE) 53
6 11-12 h A Kennedy M J Ferris 50/151.00
6 222-252 EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamond, white sleeves, check cap Kandinski (IRE) 120
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 h R Tyner P T Enright 7/24.50
7 6F426F Maroon, light blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, light blue star on cap Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 32
7 11-12 J P Ryan D N Russell 13/27.50
8 7P-980 Purple, Yellow spots Late Vintage (IRE) 63
7 11-12 L Young R M Moran 66/167.00
9 228-36 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 67
7 11-12 t1 J T R Dreaper K M Donoghue 14/115.00
10 1P-52P Maroon & yellow check, striped sleeves, yellow spots on cap Pencilhimin (IRE) 18
9 11-12 N Cassidy K C Sexton (5) 12/113.00
11 610147- RED, black stars, red sleeves, striped cap Thepartysover 305
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 t G Hayes M Darcy 102 33/134.00
12 7-133U2 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 25
8 11-5 W J Austin A D Leigh 5/23.50
13 80344P Red, yellow diamond, halved sleeves, red cap Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-5 b1 P Byrne D G Hogan 105 20/121.00
14 406255 Maroon & royal blue chevrons, maroon sleeves, dark blue cap Tikka Light (IRE) 33
6 11-5 W J Burke M P Walsh 25/126.00
15 78B2-35 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Turica (IRE) 71
7 11-5 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 14/115.00
16 7-560 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Pep Talk (IRE) 54
5 11-2 C Roche A P Crowe 50/151.00
Non runners
1772-465UStoney (IRE)711-12D T HughesReserve 1
189F1555/Millcove Bay (IRE)811-12C ByrnesReserve 2
19089821Luddsdenene (IRE)911-12P J RothwellReserve 3102


Hop In has been very consistent in handicaps over hurdles on heavy ground and has the pedigree to make a chaser. Winning point-to-pointer Kandinski started favourite for his chasing debut over 2m4f at Sligo but couldn't handle Coolking and this may be on the short side. BLAZING SONNET did well over hurdles and has shown plenty of ability in her four starts over fences so gets a good chance to lose her maiden tag. Lough Roe Lady is taking a big drop in trip after pulling up over 3m1f at Punchestown and her earlier form had been over further. Turica has always been more likely to make a chaser and has shown enough to suggest she is one to keep an eye on. Kilcarry Bridge looks a big threat as his close second to Sitcom over 2m2f here in November is solid form and he's been found out over longer trips subsequently.