Thurles

  • 12:30 Jim Murphy Contract Fence Builder Irish EBF Beginners Chase2m 2f

  • Winner €9,239 2nd €2,865 3rd €1,365 4th €615
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.90s
  • Off time: 12:32:07
12:30 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Koshari (FR) 8/11
2nd Veneziano Springs (FR) 33/1
3rd Wishmoor (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 11P5-43 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Fire In His Eyes (IRE) 17
6 11-12 t G Elliott K M Donoghue 7/24.50
2 18/0000 Royal blue, yellow seams, hooped cap Jamesmicheal (IRE) 38
9 11-12 J Brassil E O'Connell (7) 100/1101.00
3 745-88 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, pink cap Kopookris (IRE) 29
6 11-12 L P Cusack D F O'Regan 20/121.00
4 51/14- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Koshari (FR) 400
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 W P Mullins D E Mullins 8/111.73
5 00-P900 Emerald green, yellow epaulettes, emerald green cap, yellow star Lough Derg Lyric (IRE) 119
5 11-12 P Coffey John J Fitzpatrick (7) 66/167.00
6 090-P00 Purple, light blue epaulettes, white sleeves, white cap, purple star Tobar Geal (IRE) 17
5 11-12 L P Cusack B Browne (5) 66/167.00
7 394-669 Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Veneziano Springs (FR) 17
5 11-12 T O'Brien D E Splaine 33/134.00
8 53615-5 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Wishmoor (IRE) 70
7 11-12 vt M F Morris Rachael Blackmore 11/43.75
9 0FP-807 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, orange cap, emerald green star Caoimhe Diva (IRE) 17
6 11-5 h Daniel Howard P T Enright 66/167.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins had a very strong entry at the early stage and relies on KOSHARI, a winning hurdler in France and at Cork before suffering an injury on his reappearance last November. He looks to have been found an easy opportunity to make a successful chasing debut. Fire In His Eyes, a winning bumper and successful twice over timber, looked as though he needed further when making his chasing debut over this track and trip last month while Wishmoor, who has a similar profile, will be better for his debut over fences at Limerick though he didn't look a natural.