Racecards

14:25 Thurles (IRE)

thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €7,500 added
  • Winner: €5,174
  • 2nd: €1,200
  • 3rd: €526
  • 4th: €300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 49.60s
  • Off Time: 14:25:13
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, white cap, yellow star
  • Form PP5B-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, 2nd halfway, driven along in 4th 3 out and no impression early straight, no extra

2
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red star, emerald green cap, red stars
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened after 5 out, completely tailed off

4
Silk - Red & royal blue diamonds, red sleeves & cap
14/1
  • Form 76777
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

always rear, completely tailed off

5
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue chevron & sleeves, check cap
  • Form 6-522
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead 4 out, ridden entering straight and kept on well under pressure from before last

6
Silk - Black, black & pink check cap
25/1
  • Form 09-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

prominent and led after 2nd, headed 4 out and soon no extra, no threat in straight

7
Silk - Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 088
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

always towards rear, slight mistake 6th and ridden in 8th after 4 out, no extra

8
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 2F2-442
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

led early and remained prominent, slight mistake 5th, ridden along and dropped to 7th after 4 out, no extra

9
Silk - RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap
  • Form RP-F005
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

settled towards rear, headway after halfway, went 2nd briefly 4 out but no extra in 5th after next, weakened

10
Silk - Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form FP213/4-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11

chased leaders in 7th, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden early straight and went 2nd before last, kept on same pace but no impression on winner run-in

11
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap
  • Form F15P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd before 3 out, ridden and tried to challenge approaching straight, no impression on winner after 2 out and dropped to 3rd, no extra run-in

3
NR
  • Form F8499-6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

WAR CORRESPONDENT was unlucky not to score between the flags and looks ready to gain his first success under Rules after a fine effort behind the promising Captain Canada over the C&D last month. The remainder were well beaten off and he should go one better. Most of his rivals arrive from the point-to-point field with Coolnagorna Giggs having the best recent form after scoring at Ballydarragh last month. Rocknrollrambo has been placed a couple of times while Sophies Shadow scored at Boulta in November, though she ran poorly over hurdles at Limerick on St Stephens Day. Mimi And Bow may prove best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs, 9th 1/2way, rddn 5out, kow up to go 2nd 3out, wo before last, qcknd to line, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec beating Liberty One (11-4) by 2l, 17 ran.

Financially Loose (IRE) Luso gelding out of Financial Asset.

New Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with, 12th approaching 6th, no danger and kept on same pace from 4 out, 7th of 14, 30l behind Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.

Rocknrollrambo (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Ld/disp until 1l 2nd when mstk 2out, no ch with wnr aftr although so to line, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Cyprian Prince (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.

Sasa Semo (FR) 28-1 (12-0) Led at slow pace, headed inside first half mile, prominent, lost place from before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 11, 31l behind Sizing Gold (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Feb.

Tighty Whities (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Rear for most, ridden in poor 8th and no impression entering straight, 8th of 10, 43l behind Bonisland (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.

War Correspondent (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd before 3 out, no impression on winner when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Captain Canada (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Written Inthestars (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led until headed before 3rd, tracked leader in 2nd and clear of remainder, ridden 4 out and soon no extra in 3rd, no threat in straight and dropped to distant 5th run-in, 5th of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Mimi And Bow 3-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, rems early, prog final cct, nev nrr, 4th of 12, 16l behind Ballinaha Swan (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May '11.

Sophies Shadow (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Prominent, ridden from 7 out, soon weakened, pecked next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilcrea (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 10 ran.

Milan Nua (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 15, 36l behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Dec.