Thurles

  • 14:10 Rock Of Cashel Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 3.00s
  • Off time: 14:11:00
14:10 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bishopsfurze (IRE) 4/1
2nd Folsom Blue (IRE) 27/10
3rd Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11124-4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Folsom Blue (IRE) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 C O'Dwyer D N Russell 139 27/103.70
2 32113-7 LIGHT BLUE, pink star, light blue cap, pink star Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 33
Course Winner
7 11-10 Miss M L Hallahan R J Jones (3) 121 16/117.00
3 44-9134 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Sweet My Lord (FR) 54
6 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 140 6/17.00
4 02114-P YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Charlie's Vic (IRE) 191
5 11-3 N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 123 7/18.00
5 3F22F-6 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
9 11-0 N F Glynn A E Lynch 135 12/113.00
6 71F15-8 White & red diabolo, qtd cap Bishopsfurze (IRE) 206
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 W P Mullins D J Casey 139 4/15.00
7 1P1P-F5 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-0 E Doyle J R Barry 33/134.00
8 262231 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dancing Tornado (IRE) 19
11 11-0 M Hourigan M P Walsh 133 10/111.00
9 P/315- EMERALD GREEN, white sash, red cap, emerald green spots Hatrick Harry (IRE) 265
6 11-0 K F O'Donnell T J Doyle 33/134.00
10 2922U1- Dark green, white epaulettes, white star on cap Son Amix (FR) 335
6 11-0 T Cooper B J Cooper 136 9/25.50
11 6227-P8 RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Tullintain (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
9 11-0 t R Tyner P T Enright 25/126.00

Verdict

The veteran Dancing Tornado is no back-number as he showed when gaining his first success since 2010 when tackling fences at Limerick three weeks ago. Sweet My Lord won a novice chase on his debut over fences at Tramore but has run poorly since so it's no surprise to see him back over hurdles and he has to be respected. Stablemate Bishopsfurze was a better hurdler and scored twice over fences in his novice season. He'll be back over the bigger obstacles before long but should still go well here. FOLSOM BLUE's three victories last season included a Listed event but he didn't produce the goods when fancied on his reappearance at Naas a month ago. He is handed another chance in a race where most of his opponents, including the potentially useful Son Amix, will be plying their trade over fences this season.