Thurles

  • 13:35 Munster Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.20s
  • Off time: 13:35:52
13:35 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Ash Rowe (IRE)
-1 Don't Know (IRE)
-1 De Benno (IRE)

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 00149/3 Royal blue, red hollow box, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Band Leader (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-12 t T Foley R Loughran 14/115.00
2 5-3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blissful Moment (USA) 20
5 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 6/17.00
3 4158-05 Red, white stars, white armlet, white star on cap Five Point Plan (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 20/121.00
4 2/012-P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, green cap Ravensbury (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
8 11-12 Mrs P Dobbs Andrew J McNamara 14/115.00
5 12/ PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Touch The Eden (FR) 610
5 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 3/51.60
6 5-12040 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, yellow sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Vintage Supreme (IRE) 12
6 11-12 J Long R J Jones (3) 40/141.00
7 0 WHITE, red spots, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 22
5 11-4 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 661/1067.10
9 PP-4P0 Lilac, violet & primrose qtd cap Double Edge 116
5 11-4 t1 Liam Casey D E Splaine (5) 100/1101.00
10 355 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, quartered cap Killshallago (IRE) 23
5 11-4 G Keane R M Power 14/115.00
11 P7-UP55 RED & BLACK CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, black stars on cap Milanphardantetime (IRE) 9
6 11-4 W J Austin A D Leigh 33/134.00
12 P38 Yellow, red star, sleeves & cap Push The Button (IRE) 20
5 11-4 T O'Brien D J Condon 33/134.00
13 R6F/73-6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Raise Hell (IRE) 209
5 11-4 W P Mullins D N Russell 9/110.00
14 2/276- Mauve, grey sleeves, mauve diabolo, grey & mauve quartered cap Smart Money (IRE) 281
5 11-4 J H Culloty T J Doyle 33/134.00
15 454-05 Dark blue, white stars on sleeves, quartered cap Vincent Row (IRE) 12
5 11-4 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 40/141.00
16 6 RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Weliveinhope (IRE) 22
5 11-4 T O'Brien J L Cullen 40/141.00
17 5FRP-F0 RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Written Inthestars (IRE) 12
6 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 40/141.00
18 B7- RED, pink epaulettes, red cap, pink stars Zane Grey (IRE) 220
5 11-4 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 16/117.00
19 6/F-6F ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 19
5 11-4 F Costello Reserve 33/134.00
Non runners
86-16000Ash Rowe (IRE)511-4S SlevinI J McCarthy
2079Don't Know (IRE)511-4I MaddenReserve 2
21De Benno (IRE)711-4J GraceReserve 3

Verdict

Blissful Moment, a winner on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute, has been a disappointment so far over timber but there's still time to improve and this doesn't look too difficult. Killshallago has shown promise in bumpers and on his recent hurdling debut at Fairyhouse while hurdling newcomer Zane Grey is the type to do better. Willie Mullins complicates matters by saddling Raise Hell, who has shown little to date and may do better when sent chasing, and TOUCH THE EDEN, who had two runs in the Provinces in France early last year. While he's very much an unknown this won't take much winning and he's given the nod to make a winning start for new connections. Band Leader has a bumper success on this track to his credit and may do best of the remainder.