Thurles

  • 15:10 Christmas Greetings Rated Novice Hurdle2m 7f 36y

  • Winner €9,840 2nd €3,040 3rd €1,440 4th €641
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.80s
  • Off time: 15:10:15
15:10 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Teacher's Pet (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P9-2112 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dounikos (FR) 24
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 G Elliott C M Collins (7) 123 8/111.73
2 213112 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Teacher's Pet (IRE) 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-4 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey 117 15/82.88
3 222P-57 RED & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, check cap Freeway Space (IRE) 8
6 11-3 D M O'Brien P Townend 7/18.00
4 0-38524 Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Robbina (IRE) 24
6 11-3 W Harney M P Burke (7) 95 16/117.00
Non runners
55433-01Tuzo (IRE)611-3P NolanD Meyler114

Verdict

Dounikos was conceding Robbina 20lb when beating him two lengths here last month and the latter can't hold out much hope on the revised terms. Gordon Elliott's charge attempted to make all on a return visit but found Billy's Hope too strong, though will take some pegging back with his rider's claim a bonus. TEACHER'S PET was also on a hat-trick last time and only just failed to hold Bel Ami De Sivola. There was no disgrace in that and she'd looked very progressive earlier so could just have the upper hand here. Tuzo was engaged in the 1.35 at Fairyhouse yesterday so the result should be monitored while Freeway Space, a smart point-to-pointer and bumper, has done nothing over hurdles so far to suggest she could win this.