Thurles

  • 15:35 Thurles Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 50.10s
  • Off time: 15:36:20
15:35 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Off The Charts (IRE) 7/2
2nd Kylecrue (IRE) 20/1
3rd Letter Of Credit (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3115-14 Yellow, black hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green & black hooped cap Our Katie (IRE) 40
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-12 G Ahern P Townend 123 12/113.00
2 05/0U80 White, black diamond, halved sleeves, black & white quartered cap Adams Island (IRE) 30
10 11-5 P Nolan B J Geraghty 116 14/115.00
3 F53512 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Letter Of Credit (IRE) 24
Course Winner
9 11-5 J J Mangan P T Enright 116 13/27.50
4 6212-90 PURPLE, yellow chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Hazariban (IRE) 33
5 11-3 t S Fahey K C Sexton (5) 117 20/121.00
5 71-0643 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Malt Gem (IRE) 14
6 11-3 Miss M L Hallahan D N Russell 114 5/16.00
6 23-1333 ROYAL BLUE, maroon braces, striped slvs, blue cap with orange star Mireya (IRE) 30
7 11-2 Mrs C Harrison M P Burke (7) 113 4/15.00
7 43-U784 DARK GREEN, yellow seams, quartered cap Betterthanalright (IRE) 49
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-12 b1 Liam Casey J L Cullen 109 18/119.00
8 6-37521 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Off The Charts (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 10-11 D T Hughes M P Walsh 111 7/24.50
9 5PP110 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Kylecrue (IRE) 29
7 10-4 b J P Ryan R P Treacy (7) 101 20/121.00
10 50F-082 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Vincent Row (IRE) 34
7 9-11 p P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 94 11/26.50
11 58P443 EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Fast Exit (IRE) 49
7 9-10 p1 E Doyle M P Butler (3) 85 40/141.00

Verdict

Letter Of Credit last ran over hurdles two years ago but has been in very good form over fences and can race from a 16lb lower mark here. Handicap debutant Our Katie is very versatile and easily landed a maiden hurdle here in November before disappointing in a Haydock Listed event. Malt Gem, who was staying on at the finish over slightly shorter here a fortnight ago, will appreciate stepping up in trip. OFF THE CHARTS has been gradually improving and looked one to follow when beating subsequent winner Day Dream Boy at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day. He can defy a 10lb absence and continue his progress. Mireya has been running well and wasn't beaten far by the useful Gilgamboa at Punchestown last month though she's now gone up twice without winning. Kylecrue was tailed off in heavy ground at Tramore on his hat-trick attempt while Hazariban ran poorly at Leopardstown last month though he had some strong form last spring and shouldn't be dismissed. Vincent Row produced easily his best run to date behind Pumbaa at Limerick though he's still a maiden after 16 starts.