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15:25 Thurles (IRE)

Thurles Handicap Chase

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 112y
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,000 added
  • Winner: €7,380
  • 2nd: €2,280
  • 3rd: €1,080
  • 4th: €480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 40.40s
  • Off Time: 15:28:50
  • 9 Ran
1
6/1
  • Form: 5PP-154
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: J J Mangan
  • Jockey: D N Russell

led and disputed, left in lead 1st, strongly pressed before 3 out, asserted 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last

2
20/1
  • Form: 29682-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: Miss M L Hallahan
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

prominent early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and tailed off

3
  • Form: 620-842
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: S G Walsh
  • Jockey: S J Gray

led and disputed when mistake and unseated rider 1st

4
  • Form: B50617
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: W Harney
  • Jockey: P E Corbett

held up, 6th halfway, progress into 4th 4 out, challenged before 3 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace

5
  • Form: 5/P2-671
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: L Young
  • Jockey: R P Treacy

settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge before 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last

6
  • Form: 5/35-P65
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: Miss E Doyle
  • Jockey: B T O'Connell

held up towards rear, slight mistake 7th, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace

7
11/4
  • Form: 412F/93
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: J J Walsh
  • Jockey: D E Mullins

chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace straight

8
  • Form: 6-49850
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-1
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: P M Cloke
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan

held up towards rear, slight mistake and reminders 5th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace behind

9
8/1
  • Form: 979/05U-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: R Tyner
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

mid-division, mistake 1st and slight mistake 4th, 5th halfway, slight mistake 6 out, ridden 3 out, no impression in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace from before last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The Conker Club beat Courtncatcher over the track and trip last month but was then easily beaten by the latter at Leopardstown. She's capable of winning this at her best, though has a poor strike-rate. Winter Magic was 11 lengths behind her last month and pulled up when favourite for this last year. Lisclogher Lad has yet to win over fences but went close on heavy ground at Limerick last month and a repeat would put him in the picture. Cappacurry Zak hasn't taken to fences and reverted to hurdles for last month's victory at Limerick so this can go to GLEN ODE. He won here just over a year ago and showed another victory is imminent with a very good third over a trip too short at Punchestown on New Year's Eve.

Formwatch

Winter Magic (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to dispute briefly 8th, 2nd and mistake 3 out, no extra from next, 4th of 11, 27l behind Sumos Novios (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan.

Macs Legend (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) In rear, slight mistake 5th, ridden and some progress 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, dist behind Show And Go (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp sft in Dec.

Lisclogher Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd and reminder after 6th, improved to lead from 6 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, 4th before last and went 2nd run-in, kept on well close home without reaching winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Pause And Ponder (10-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.

The Conker Club (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, pushed along after 2 out and no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Courtncatcher (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Dec.

Cappacurry Zak (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 4 out, clear 2 out, soon ridden, pressed run-in, stayed on well under pressure close home, won at Limerick 3m hcp hvy in Dec beating Toon River (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.

Maguire's Glen (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th before 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 19 1/4l behind Pause And Ponder (10-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.

Glen Ode (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) In rear, some progress into 6th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on one paced run-in, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Show And Go (11-8) at Punchestown 2m hcp sft in Dec.

Flynsini (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 1st and pushed along next, weakened from halfway, 11th of 17, dist behind Tulpar (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Soaring High (IRE) 3-1fav (10-1) Not much room when bad mistake and unseated rider 1st, at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp sft in Mar.