Thurles

  • 15:15 Cashel Rated Novice Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €11,088 2nd €3,437 3rd €1,638 4th €738
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.40s
  • Off time: 15:16:21
15:15 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Livelovelaugh (IRE) 5/2
2nd Aussie Reigns (IRE) 9/2
3rd Conrad Hastings (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Aussie Reigns (IRE) 70
Course Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 130 9/25.50
2 31114B Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Carrig Cathal 4
Distance Winner
6 11-10 G Elliott J W Kennedy 130 7/18.00
3 15 Grey, grey & black check cap Conrad Hastings (IRE) 60
6 11-9 H De Bromhead D J Mullins 129 9/110.00
4 02/8-143 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Livelovelaugh (IRE) 42
7 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 129 5/23.50
5 1-77711 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thirsty Work (IRE) 19
6 11-7 Mrs J Harrington M P Walsh 127 4/15.00
6 70111F RED, white star, hooped sleeves, white cap, red star Duke Cass (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-3 t K Thornton D Meyler (3) 125 14/115.00
7 P21 White, black cross sashes, hooped sleeves, black cap Surf Instructor (IRE) 21
Course Winner
5 11-2 H De Bromhead D Robinson (5) 5/16.00
8 27/21P Dark Blue The West's Awake (IRE) 68
6 11-2 E J O'Grady D F O'Regan 122 16/117.00
9 6133F6 Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, check cap Bitview Colin (IRE) 123
6 11-0 t J P Ryan D E Mullins 120 33/134.00
10 4F9-218 Red, yellow braces, white sleeves & cap Little Stevie 75
5 11-0 E Bolger D J McInerney (7) 122 66/167.00

Verdict

Aussie Reigns, a decent staying handicap on the Flat in the UK, will have found the minimum trip too short here in December but still managed to win comfortably enough. Livelovelaugh also represents Willie Mullins but he's struggled in a much higher grade after easily landing a Ballinrobe maiden. Carrig Cathal looked very progressive last summer and makes a quick reappearance after being brought down at Punchestown last week. Thirsty Work won a handicap in December and followed up in a novices' contest at Navan where DUKE CASS fell when upsides at the last. The latter looked held at the time but today's longer trip will be in his favour and he can gain compensation. Surf Instructor is very progressive and, though taking on much stronger company than when successful here last month, looks to have a big future.