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15:35 Thurles (IRE)

Horse & Jockey Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 92y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,000
  • 2nd: €2,000
  • 3rd: €1,000
  • 4th: €500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 0.70s
  • Off Time: 15:35:57
  • 18 Ran
1
Silk - Light green, white sleeves, white cap, black star
  • Form 420982
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 94

always towards rear, pushed along in rear after 6th, ridden and no extra after 4 out, tailed off

2
Silk - Yellow, red star, red armlet, red star on cap
12/1
  • Form 0-682P5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 94

always prominent, led before 6th, headed 8th, led again approaching 3 out and soon pushed along, headed last, ridden and kept on well run-in to regain lead close home

3
Silk - YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 176-877
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 91

mid-division, some headway after 4 out, pushed along and no impression in 8th entering straight, no extra

4
Silk - White, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 8/6123-4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders, ran freely, 4th halfway, 5th and no impression after 3 out, no extra after 2 out, eased run-in

5
Silk - BLACK, white sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots
  • Form 5868P-0
  • Age 14
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along before 4 out and soon no extra, weakened, completely tailed off

6
Silk - WHITE & RED HALVED, slvs reversed, red & orange hooped cap
  • Form 0000-98
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 89

towards rear, pushed along in rear after 8th, no impression approaching 3 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, never a factor

7
Silk - Red, emerald green star, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars
33/1
  • Form RF5098
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along and lost place before 4 out, weakened, well behind and pulled up before last

8
Silk - YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap
  • Form 1D0072
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 87

soon led, headed before 6th and led again 8th, headed 4 out and soon no extra, weakened, well behind and pulled up before last

9
Silk - Black, pink hoop, pink stars on sleeves, pink cap, black star
25/1
  • Form 57-0028
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 86

towards rear, some headway before 8th, pushed along and no impression in 7th entering straight, no extra after 2 out

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star
  • Form 1575/69-
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 86

towards rear, pushed along and some headway after 4 out, 10th entering straight, kept on one pace, never a factor

11
Silk - Emerald green, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap
  • Form 598U76
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 85

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, led briefly 4 out, 2nd and pushed along approaching straight, ridden after 2 out and dropped to 4th at last, no extra run-in

12
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue stars
20/1
  • Form 860008-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 85

mid-division, slightly hampered and rear of mid-division after 8th, mid-division after 4 out, no extra after next, weakened, completely tailed off

13
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPED, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 000-000
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 84

mid-division, pecked 1st, 5th after 4 out, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace

14
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & RED DIABOLO, red sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 80-8F3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 88

rear of mid-division, some headway after 8th, progress approaching straight and 3rd 2 out, pushed along to lead last, ridden and kept on run-in, headed close home

15
Silk - YELLOW & BLACK QUARTERED, halved sleeves, black cap
12/1
  • Form U-70784
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 84

towards rear, some headway after halfway and tracked leaders on outer after 4 out, 3rd and pushed along entering straight, ridden before last and no impression run-in

16
Silk - White, red hoop, red armlet, striped cap
25/1
  • Form 060720
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 82

mid-division on outer, dropped towards rear after 8th, no extra after 4 out, weakened, completely tailed off

17
Silk - BLACK, yellow hooped sleeves, red cap, black spots
20/1
  • Form 0P6650
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 81

rear of mid-division, no impression after 4 out, 9th and pushed along entering straight, kept on one pace, never a factor

18
Silk - Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap

Megara

21 pt
33/1
  • Form 439/P07
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 80

tracked leaders on outer, 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra after 4 out, soon weakened, well behind and pulled up before last

20
NR
  • Form 0236-71
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 84

21
NR
20/1
  • Form 1/6084P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 90

19
NR
20/1
  • Form 04-0277
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 83

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This is a poor-quality handicap and DOUBLE WINDSOR, who alternates between hurdles and fences and is 11lb lower over the smaller obstacles, can gain a rare victory after a very good run at Cork last month. Johnny Sue, who was racing in points and hunter-chases last year, returned to action with a very good run over a trip too short at Fairyhouse so has to be on the shortlist. Bitofalright, a winner between the flags, made her handicap debut over hurdles at Wexford last month where she looked ideally suited by heavy ground. Frere Fontaine showed massive improvement on what she had shown previously when third at Clonmel and wouldn't need much more here.

Formwatch

Double Windsor (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Waited with, 11th from 3rd, closed up and prominent approaching straight, on terms approaching 3 out where led travelling smoothly, pressed from before 2 out, soon joined, headed before last, one pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Flooring Porter (11-4) at Cork 3m hcp Yielding in Oct.

Mossy White (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Waited with, 9th from 7th, slight mistake 5 out and reminder, slightly slow 4 out, no impression approaching straight, soon switched right and some headway, slightly impeded run-in and switched left, kept on, 5th of 11, 9l behind Allduckornodinner (11-4) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Beeper's Ruby (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders on inner, pushed along briefly from 4 out, pushed along again from next, no impression before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Bye Bye O Bye (11-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp Yielding in Jul.

Johnny Sue (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, progress into close 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, led before last, headed inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 16, 3 1/4l behind Solar Heat (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hvy in Nov.

Letter Of Credit (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Rear, 12th halfway, weakened 2 out, never a factor, 14th of 16, dist behind Georgieshore (10-12) at Galway 2m 3f hcp sft in Oct.

The Reaping Race (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, reminder after 2 out, kept on same pace, never a factor, 8th of 13, 16 3/4l behind Tiger Twenty Two (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Aileens Joy (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 8th of 16, 28 3/4l behind Theatre Run (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Bitofalright (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Prominent, on terms from 2nd, headed approaching 6th, some slight mistakes after and remained prominent, led into straight, headed 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Caddy Shack (11-2) at Wexford 3m hcp hvy in Oct.

Stolen Moment (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 12th after 7th, no impression approaching straight, 8th of 13, 36 3/4l behind Lucky Road (11-5) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.

The Grey Guy (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in mid-division approaching straight, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 12 3/4l behind West Is Best (10-7) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hvy in Mar.

Golden Symphony (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outer, 9th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 16, 15l behind The Chapel Field (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.

Sabichi (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, bad mistake 2nd, mistake 3rd and jumped right at 4th, not jump well, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 13, dist behind Caravation (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.

Daisy's Hollow (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 21, 16 1/4l behind Treacysenniscorthy (11-3) at Punchestown 3m hcp sft in Nov.

Frere Fontaine (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge entering straight, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace from last, 3rd of 14, 7 1/2l behind Robin Gold (11-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp sft in Oct.

Our Majella (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, rear of mid-division halfway, mid-division approaching straight, ridden and no impression on outer after 2 out, kept on run-in to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 17, 15l behind Robin Gold (10-9) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Dicey (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, towards rear halfway and no extra after 4 out, weakened, tailed off, 16th of 17, dist behind Robin Gold (10-9) at Thurles 2m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Betterask Jj (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 11th of 18, 31 1/4l behind Burlesque Queen (10-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Megara 33-1 (10-0) Pushed along to soon lead, reminders approaching halfway, narrowly headed 5 out, ridden next, no extra before 3 out, 7th of 16, 23 1/4l behind Theatre Run (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Goulane Jessie (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Mid-div, 4th 1/2way, 3rd appr str, wo 2out, hdd bef last, ko strongly & ld again cl hm, won at Knockmullen House 3m mdn sft in Nov beating Delice Du Chenet (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

Fourina (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) 9th of 16, 21 1/2l behind Turbo (12-3) at Punchestown 1m 7f sft in Nov.

Sea Scorpion (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, lost place 4 out, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression before 2 out, 7th of 12, 17 3/4l behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Nov.