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16:25 Thurles (IRE)

Killinan Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 60y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €9,000 added
  • Winner: €5,535
  • 2nd: €1,710
  • 3rd: €811
  • 4th: €360
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 14.30s
  • Off Time: 16:25:30
  • 16 Ran
1
Silk - MAROON, royal blue stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, yellow stars
  • Form 35-4267
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 95

towards rear, reminder from 7th, pushed along 4 out, no impression approaching next, some headway and mistake 2 out, no extra

2
Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
9/4
  • Form 000-991
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leaders, bad mistake 7th, prominent 4 out, 4th 3 out, chased winner and no impression from before 2 out, one pace

3
Silk - White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap
9/1
  • Form 1-57927
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 93

soon disputed lead, headed before 4 out, soon lost place and under pressure, no impression

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, light blue star, light blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue stars
  • Form 000-PP7
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 93

mid-division, not fluent 3rd, towards rear from 7th, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression

5
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star
  • Form 2215-66
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 93

tracked leaders, under pressure from 4 out, 5th 3 out, chased winner and no impression from before 2 out, one pace

6
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, striped cap

Telenor

22 bt D
10/1
  • Form 68RU-P3
  • Age 13
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 91

soon disputed lead, headed and 3rd 3 out where slightly slow, soon one pace

7
Silk - Light blue & yellow hoops, light blue sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 8/1-7686
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, on terms from 8th, led before 4 out, soon joined, led again from 3 out, asserted straight, jumped slightly right last 2, stayed on well run-in, easily

8
Silk - Royal blue & maroon check, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form U4-6507
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 88

soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd and at times after, slightly impeded and reminder 7th, under pressure from 4 out, soon no impression, no extra

9
Silk - PURPLE, black sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 088-025
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 86

slightly impeded start, towards rear. pushed along from 1st, pushed along again and some headway on inner before 6th, mid-division from next, no impression 4 out

10
Silk - Emerald green, white star, orange & white striped sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 805
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 88

slightly impeded start, towards rear, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression

11
Silk - Purple & yellow diabolo, yellow armlet, quartered cap
22/1
  • Form 0/0P8-96
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 85

held up, soon mid-division, pushed along 8th, no impression from 4 out, soon no extra

12
Silk - Royal blue & yellow chevrons, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond
  • Form 704088
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 84

jumped slightly left 1st, tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, close up 4 out, 2nd on inner 3 out, ridden before straight, soon one pace

13
Silk - YELLOW, red sleeves, yellow & white check cap
  • Form F00354
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 83

jumped slightly right 1st, soon tracked leaders, moderate 6th 3 out, no extra approaching next

14
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue seams, striped cap
  • Form 13-P000
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 83

towards rear, pushed along after 7th, no impression approaching 4 out, no extra and pulled up before 3 out

15
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star
  • Form 9-86904
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leaders, under pressure from 4 out, no impression approaching next, soon no extra

16
Silk - Royal blue and red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white cap
25/1
  • Form 000/0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 81

mid-division, not fluent 2nd, no impression from 4 out, no extra and pulled up before 3 out

In depth

Verdict

Prolific point-to-point winner Boxing Along was narrowly beaten over hurdles at Tramore in December and is much more leniently treated than over fences, where he ran poorly at Punchestown last month. The Grey Guy was in excellent form at this time last year and finished runner-up in this. His two recent runs will have put him straight and he can get into the action. The veteran Telenor reverted to hurdles for the first time in seven years at Fairyhouse last month and ran much better than expectations so he's no forlorn hope. Fairy Field wasn't beaten far in her last three starts in the autumn but is still a maiden so the vote goes to LUCKYINMILAN, who is up 10lb for his recent victory in a first-time hood over the course and distance but has the headgear on again.

Formwatch

Infrontofthejudge (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) In rear, never a factor, moderate 9th bypassing 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, dist behind Steamboat Bill (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hvy in Feb.

Luckyinmilan (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders and close up in 2nd, disputed after 4 out, slight mistake and ridden 3 out, narrow lead 2 out, kept on well under pressure from before last, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hvy in Jan beating Fiddlers Bow (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.

Boxing Along (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Chased leader, led before 15th, headed after 16th, pressed leader 7 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression before 2 out, 7th of 12, 34 3/4l behind Ballyboker Bridge (11-11) at Punchestown 3m sft in Jan.

Hesbeengoodtome (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Prominent, slight mistake 5th, pushed along straight, bad mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 13, dist behind Edvardo (9-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

The Grey Guy (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 34 3/4l behind Luckyinmilan (11-2) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hvy in Jan.

Telenor 50-1 (10-9) Soon led and disputed, led 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, soon headed, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 6 1/2l behind Shannak (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Go It Alone (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Held up, pushed along and some headway approaching 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 22, 37 1/4l behind Yes Sir Brian (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hvy in Jan.

Returntovendor (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 3rd, 9th halfway, no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 13, dist behind Dont Tell No One (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hvy in Jan.

Mr Jaggers (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 4 out, no impression in moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 34 3/4l behind Luckyinmilan (11-2) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hvy in Jan.

Tellthemnuttin (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Held up, went remote 6th approaching straight and no danger, kept on, 5th of 11, dist behind Myztique (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hvy in Jan.

Calibre Style 66-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th 3 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 33l behind Side Saddle (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.

The Pine Martin (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, slight mistake 1st, ridden and no impression 5 out, weakened and tailed off, 8th of 15, dist behind Luckyinmilan (11-2) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hvy in Jan.

Fairy Field (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, stayed on into 6th entering straight, 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Massinis Adventure (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp sft in Nov.

Raising Hope (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra after 3 out, 15th of 18, dist behind Pride Of The Braid (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m mdn sft in Jan.

Rock On Lilly (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden next, under pressure in 4th entering straight, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 32 1/2l behind Luckyinmilan (11-2) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hvy in Jan.

Jumpingjude (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, last of 11, dist behind Hunters Call (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.