13:20 Thurles (IRE)

Thurles Handicap Chase (0-109)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,999 added
  • Winner: €7,392
  • 2nd: €2,292
  • 3rd: €1,092
  • 4th: €492
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 25.10s
  • Off Time: 13:20:36
  • 10 Ran
  • Form: 8-02400
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: N Madden
  • Jockey: N P Madden

waited with, moderate 6th early, moderate 8th after 6th, ridden and some progress approaching 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening

  • Form: 144745
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: P M Cloke
  • Jockey: J J Slevin

soon raced in 3rd, dropped to 4th approaching 3 out, 3rd again and no impression from after 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in

  • Form: 7P/P0-57
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: S McParlan
  • Jockey: Mr N McParlan

waited with and raced in moderate 7th early, bad mistake 5th, moderate 5th approaching 7th, not fluent 3 out and one pace

  • Form: 774022
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: J J Hanlon
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

chased leaders, moderate 5th early, moderate 4th after 6th, headway approaching 3 out, chased leader straight, closed and switched right between last 2, on terms last, soon led and stayed on well to assert

  • Form: 012708
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: R Sweeney
  • Jockey: G N Fox

chased leaders, moderate 4th early, not fluent 6th, moderate 7th approaching 7th, soon under pressure and no danger

  • Form: 42P05P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: P Carey
  • Jockey: B Browne

soon led, went on from before 7th, slight mistake 4 out, reduced lead next, soon went on again, reduced lead and pressed between last 2, joined and slight mistake last, soon headed and one pace

  • Form: 6-3756U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: Mrs P Dobbs
  • Jockey: A W Short

soon raced in 2nd, slight mistake 7th, closed before 3 out where not fluent, soon no impression and one pace

  • Form: 0-067P5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 88
  • Trainer: Padraig Roche
  • Jockey: R Loughran

in rear, pushed along 5 out, soon no danger

  • Form: 742F3-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: D Budds
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

waited with and raced in moderate 8th early, moderate 7th after 6th, some progress before next, no impression when bad mistake 2 out and no extra after

  • Form: 468557
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: J Morrison
  • Jockey: M A Enright

towards rear, reminders 5th, under pressure from 7th, soon one pace

  • Form: 473256-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: W J Austin
  • Jockey: D J Mullins

In depth


Whatsinthecorner won a beginners' chase at Downpatrick in May but hasn't done so well in handicaps and his latest run was over hurdles. SHAKE THE BUCKET has been running on the Flat but his last effort over fences, when a close second at Wexford in July, gives him a chance here so he gets the nod. Bellgrove won a Tramore handicap in August, when Seskin Flyer was behind, and has continued to perform with credit but Cadawill is better over much further and would prefer a stiffer test of stamina. All The Chimneys hasn't run on ground this quick since 2015.


Shake The Bucket (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Rips Dream (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Oct.

Bellgrove (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, improved to dispute at 6th, 2nd 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra after 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Jaunty Thor (11-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp gf in Nov.

Drummullagh Rocky (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent, took keen hold, stumbled slightly before 3rd, led before 6th, went on from 5 out, reduced lead next, headed before 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, dist behind Cote Tete (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f gd in Jun.

Whatsinthecorner (IRE) 16-1 (12-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway, closer in 4th 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, under pressure before last, kept on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Tintown Robin (12-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp gd in Nov.

Cadawill (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th after 3rd, not fluent 5th, pushed along approaching 9th, lost place and no impression when impeded approaching straight, one pace, 8th of 19, dist behind Oh'herewego (11-7) at Tipperary 3m hcp gd in Oct.

Seskin Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, lost position and reminders after 6th, no impression from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Galway 2m 2f hcp sft in Sep.

Well Joey (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Went left and unseated rider start, at Cork 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Nov.

Alice Johnston (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Raced detached in rear, not fluent 5 out and no impression from next, tailed off, last of 5, dist behind Delta Work (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f gd in Nov.

Templemichael (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up, a little slow at 1st, 7th at 4th, no impression and one pace 2 out, 8th of 9, 12 1/2l behind Dark Outsider (11-2) at Cork 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Nov.

Invincible Don (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leader early, improved to dispute lead from 2nd, headed from 4 out and pushed along before next, soon no extra in 7th, 7th of 10, 30 1/2l behind Ballyfinboy (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp sft in Oct.

All The Chimneys (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Mid-division, moderate 4th after 7th, reminders after 8th, no impression before 3 out, bumped and badly hampered 2 out, not recover, no extra, 6th of 10, 27 1/4l behind Joxer (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hvy in Apr.