Racecards

15:50 Thurles (IRE)

www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 114y
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €18,000 added
  • Winner: €10,801
  • 2nd: €3,600
  • 3rd: €1,800
  • 4th: €900
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 41.50s
  • Off Time: 15:50:34
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - White & emerald green hoops, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, emerald green star on cap
  • Form 5FP223/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 128

led, ran wide on bend after 1st, slight mistake 4 out, pushed along and joined early straight, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra run-in

3
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, yellow sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 33-1F20
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 125

towards rear, slight mistake 1st, pushed along after 3 out, some headway and mistake 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace run-in to go 4th close home

4
Silk - Royal blue & emerald green halved, sleeves reversed, red cap
  • Form 443425
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 125

mid-division, slow 2nd, 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, ridden after 2 out and kept on one pace run-in to go 3rd closing stages

5
Silk - BLACK & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, black armlet, black & yellow striped cap
  • Form 3P-64BP
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 125

pushed along early, mid-division, 7th halfway, mistake 3 out, soon pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra from 2 out

6
Silk - White, red epaulettes, red chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form FU763U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 123

tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, mistake 3 out, pushed along and some headway when slightly hampered approaching straight, ridden and no impression before last, no extra run-in

7
Silk - Royal blue, white stars, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars

Cartwright

22 p
10/1
  • Form 64-0009
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 123

always towards rear, ridden after 4 out and soon detached, no impression in straight, never a factor

9
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
13/2
  • Form 04404/7
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 120

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and headway to challenge 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last and asserted run-in, 2 lengths clear 100 yards out, held on close home

11
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star
16/1
  • Form 28744P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 115

rear of mid-division, closer and mistake 3 out, pushed along to go 4th approaching straight, 3rd and ridden before last, no extra run-in

12
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white hollow box, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap
  • Form 58P-018
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and lost place after 3 out, no extra after next

13
Silk - YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap
  • Form 1440-P0
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 112

tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and ridden after 2 out, some headway in 4th at last, ridden and kept on well run-in, not reach winner

14
Silk - Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap
7/1
  • Form 4P451P-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 106

always towards rear, pushed along and detached after 3 out, soon no extra, behind and pulled up before next

2
NR
  • Form F231-65
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 128

8
NR
12/1
  • Form 522/8P6
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 123

10
NR
  • Form 2P-P221
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 118

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Call The Taxie returned to action after a break to score at Navan in 2017 and generally jumps and stays well so another very long absence may not be too much of a problem. Brex Drago has failed to complete in three of his last six starts over fences so has questions to answer but CAPPACURRY ZAK returned from a spell of hunting with a victory at Limerick last month and a 4lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a follow up. Tikkanen Express ended 2018 with a very good victory at Punchestown and his two recent runs over trips too short should have brought him to his peak for this. Glamorgan Duke has only had three runs over fences and is entitled to improve, though looks a bit high in the weights.

Formwatch

Call The Taxie (IRE) 13-8 (11-5) Led, headed from 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, dropped to 3rd between last 2, pressed for 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 4 3/4l behind Diamond King (11-0) at Thurles 2m 7f hvy in Mar.

Cooldine Bog (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Soon prominent, jumped left 1st and not always fluent jumping after, lost position from 3 out, soon no extra, 15th of 20, 23 1/4l behind Ilikedwayurthinkin (11-0) at Galway 2m 5f hcp gd in Jul.

Glamorgan Duke (IRE) 100-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, 6th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no impression from 3 out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 5th of 7, dist behind Faugheen (11-10) at Limerick 2m 4f (1) hvy in Dec.

Gwencily Berbas (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, headway 14th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last, at Aintree 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Brex Drago (ITY) 10-1 (11-13) Mid-division, 4th halfway, close up when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 5f sft in Jan.

Cartwright 50-1 (11-12) Waited with, 8th from 4th, not fluent 6th, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Easy Game (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Yielding in Dec.

Ice Cold Soul (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Soon raced in 10th, some slight mistakes, no impression from 8th, kept on same pace without threatening, 7th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Drumconnor Lad (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Dec.

Hash Brown (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Waited with, 10th from 7th, progress into 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, pulled up before last, at Limerick 2m 7f hcp hvy in Dec.

Une Lavandiere (FR) 5-1 (11-10) Led, clear 4th, reduced lead halfway, headed before 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, dist behind Life Isfor Living (11-0) at Limerick 3m hcp hvy in Dec.

Nobody Home (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led, slight mistake 6th, pushed along approaching straight, soon joined and headed, weakened from before 2 out where not fluent, 12th of 13, dist behind Brawler (9-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp sft in Nov.

Double Portrait (IRE) 11-2 (12-4) Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 1st, ridden 10th, soon trailing, pulled up before 4 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Feb.

Tikkanen Express (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Soon raced in 3rd, some slight mistakes, on terms approaching 2 out, soon headed, no extra and one pace from before straight, 5th of 16, 15 3/4l behind Drumconnor Lad (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Dec.

Noble Emperor (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 5th 4 out and no impression approaching next, slight mistake 2 out, no extra, kept on one pace run-in, 6th of 9, 20l behind Minella Till Dawn (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.

Cappacurry Zak (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Soon chased leaders, slightly slow at 1st and at times after, 5th from 7th, 6th approaching straight, progress and on terms before 2 out, soon led, stayed on well from before last, won at Limerick 2m 7f hcp hvy in Dec beating Flemenstorm (11-5) by 4l, 15 ran.