February 13 / 15.43 Thurles

15.43

Heavy

www.thurlesraces.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 3f 167y
  • 14 runners
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www.thurlesraces.ie Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 65

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improved on his second start when fifth in a Limerick maiden hurdle at Christmas; can get into the shake-up here.
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1st

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Our Boy Rocky

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

raced wide, took keen hold, prominent, briefly led 1st, led again after 3rd, faced challenge 2 out, went clear when ridden after last, eased towards finish, comfortably

9/2

5th

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Our Boy Rocky

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

in touch with leaders, soon went fourth, lost fourth before 2 out, kept on, not reach leaders

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 465

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner and a close fourth in a Punchestown bumper on debut; not as effective in a bumper and a maiden hurdle since but has shown herself capable of better.
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7

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Roxhill Roise

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Point-to-point winner and decent fourth in a Punchestown bumper on rules debut; recent second in an admittedly modest Thurles maiden was encouraging but will probably need to improve again to play a major role here.

13/2

2nd

13

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Roxhill Roise

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

took keen hold, led, slow jump when briefly headed 1st, headed and raced in second after 3rd, mistake 6th, challenging 2 out, ridden before last, kept on but no match for winner

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3336

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Similar level of form when placed in three bumpers; well below his best at Leopardstown last time; respected on his hurdles debut.
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3rd

7

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Toor Khov

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

midfield, in touch with leaders when headway after 3 out, keeping on approaching last, no extra run-in

4/1

6th

6

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Leopardstown

Toor Khov

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Ms M Flynn

took keen hold, held up in rear, always behind

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Won at Turtulla last month on her third run in points having been placed on her first two attempts; may be able to hold her own here
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4th

10

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Hollow Rodger

10st 11lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: David M O’Brien

Won at Turtulla last month on her third run in points having been placed on her first two attempts; may be able to hold her own here

8/1

Form: 9

Last run: 271 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down the field but not beaten far in a Tipperary bumper in May won by Readin Tommy Wrong; no run since but no real surprise if she was competitive here on her hurdles debut.
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7th

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Miss D Hunter

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Half-sister to useful 2m5f hurdles winner Dr Sanderson; respectable bumper debut last May and absent until novicey round of jumping at Thurles last month when didn't go unbacked; better for that comeback run but will needs to improve jumping and loads to find with Roxhill Roise.

14/1

5th

12

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Miss D Hunter

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Down the field but not beaten far in a Tipperary bumper in May won by Readin Tommy Wrong; no run since but no real surprise if she was competitive here on her hurdles debut.

14/1

Form: 0-00F

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in three completed maiden hurdles; hard to fancy here.
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6th

14

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Sky Tempest

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Louise G Lyons

Well beaten in three completed maiden hurdles; hard to fancy here.

100/1

Form: 09

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off in two maiden hurdles and makes no appeal.
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7th

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

But What About Me

10st 11lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Tailed off in two maiden hurdles and makes no appeal.

100/1

9th

1

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

14:40 Fairyhouse

But What About Me

11st 7lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Tailed off when 200-1 for her debut last month.

200/1

Form: 09

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two maiden hurdles and looks like a big outsider here.
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8th

6

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Shuil Na Tra

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Norman Lee

Well beaten in two maiden hurdles and looks like a big outsider here.

100/1

9th

12

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Shuil Na Tra

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Tailed off when 200-1 for a maiden hurdle at Clonmel earlier this month.

200/1

Form: 6

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad pedigree but has had training issues; remote sixth of nine finishers when making a belated debut over 2m7f at Punchestown.
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12th

9

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

13:55 Naas

Mon Euil

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Ronald O’Leary

Remote sixth when making a belated debut at Punchestown; no better over 2m4f at Tramore.

100/1

9th

4

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Mon Euil

11st 4lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Ronald O’Leary

Not a bad pedigree but has had training issues; remote sixth of nine finishers when making a belated debut over 2m7f at Punchestown.

66/1

6th

8

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Mon Euil

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Ronald O’Leary

4th foal; half-brother to bumper/useful 2m5f-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Nestor Park; dam French 1m7f-2m2f hurdle/chase winner, sister to GB 2m4f hurdle/3m chase winner Preuty Boy and French 2m1f-2m3f hurdle winner Euil Lane; quite stoutly bred newcomer but quite a belated debut and best watched.

50/1

Form:

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in an admittedly much better maiden at Leopardstown; others more likely.
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10th

11

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Manhattan Brook

10st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Adrian Murray

Soundly beaten in an admittedly much better maiden at Leopardstown; others more likely.

20/1

100/1

Form: P0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Always at the back and pulled up two out on debut at Limerick; tailed off at Punchestown.
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11th

3

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Granco Rof

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Cian Collins

Always at the back and pulled up two out on debut at Limerick; tailed off at Punchestown.

100/1

14th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Granco Rof

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Always at the back and pulled up two out when 200-1 on debut at Limerick; can be ruled out.

200/1

Form: 8

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Last of eight in a Cork bumper last month when not getting home; ran better than her finishing position and could do better here on her hurdles bow.
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5th

6

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 132y

15:53 Thurles

Venturi Effect

10st 11lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Locally-trained mare having second start over hurdles and all the better for the experience.

100/1

12th

15

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Venturi Effect

10st 11lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Last of eight in a Cork bumper last month when not getting home; ran better than her finishing position and could do better here on her hurdles bow.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam unraced half-sister to 1m4f Flat/2m-2m4f jumps winner Eye Candy, 2m2f hurdle winner Ballyvoque and bumper/2m-2m5f jumps winner Verona Opera; stoutly bred newcomer but best watched.
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13th

2

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Golden Regal

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Seamus G O’Donnell

First foal; dam unraced half-sister to 1m4f Flat/2m-2m4f jumps winner Eye Candy, 2m2f hurdle winner Ballyvoque and bumper/2m-2m5f jumps winner Verona Opera; stoutly bred newcomer but best watched.

50/1

Form: P9P

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Has shown nothing in three starts and makes no appeal.
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8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Western Express

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Has shown nothing in three starts and makes no appeal.

100/1

0

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Western Express

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Big prices and has shown nothing in first two outings.

50/1

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Trifecta €30.80

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