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  • 16:05 Boylesports Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (Grade 2) €40,000 added 5yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 13.10s
  • Off time: 16:05:11

Full result

16:05 Thurles Result 27th February 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Giantofaman (IRE) 11-3 Paul Carberry D T Hughes 6 7/1
Led, disputed from 5 out, close 3rd 2 out, ridden to lead before last, soon clear, comfortably opened 8/1 touched 8/1
2nd 8 Gallant Tipp (IRE) 11-3 M P Walsh E J O'Grady 6 4/1
Held up, slight mistake 1st, improved to 3rd briefly at 4th, soon held up again, progress into 4th 4 out, ridden into 2nd before last, no impression on winner, kept on same pace opened 7/2 touched 4/1
3rd Draycott Place (IRE) 11-1 D N Russell J P Ryan 5 33/1
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th and no impression 2 out, stayed on in 5th last, kept on to 3rd run-in opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th The Pounds (IRE) 11-3 R Loughran T Foley 8 8/1
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed from 5 out, narrow lead 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra opened 8/1 touched 8/1
5th ½ Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 11-1 A E Lynch M F Morris 5 16/1
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed from 4 out, ridden entering straight, no extra before last opened 16/1 touched 16/1
6th ½ Urano (FR) 11-3 Ruby Walsh W P Mullins 6 4/5f
Held up towards rear, mistake 4 out, progress into 5th 2 out, ridden in 4th and no impression before last, no extra run-in opened 4/5 touched 9/10
7th 42 Band Of Blood (IRE) 11-3 B T O'Connell P Fenton 6 7/1
Held up, closer at 4th, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 10/1 touched 10/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £8.90 Tote Place: £1.40,2.70
Straight Forecast: £37.20 Exacta: £35.70

Placepot: €832.80, Pool: €0.0


Dessie Hughes: "He jumped great for Paul. He's improved. "He goes well in front, though you could probably ride him any way now. There are plenty of novice races for him at Fairyhouse and Punchestown."