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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15th

13

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Our Boy Rocky

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Progressed on each of three maiden runs, latest when upped to today's trip, making most in modest Thurles affair on soft-to-heavy to win going away; type to keep improving and could play a role here.

14/1

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

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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1st

10

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:15 Tramore

Roxhill Roise

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: David M O’Brien

led early, headed but prominent 2nd, in touch with leaders 3rd

16/1

1st

10

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:15 Tramore

Roxhill Roise

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: David M O’Brien

led early, headed but prominent 2nd, in touch with leaders 3rd

16/1

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

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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14

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:30 Tipperary

Toor Khov

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ms M Flynn

Placed three times in bumpers and first two starts in maiden hurdles at Thurles; similar level of form when fourth in 2m4f Tipperary maiden latest; worth a try at this longer trip.

10/1

1st

14

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:30 Tipperary

Toor Khov

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ms M Flynn

midfield, in touch with leaders after 5th, headway and prominent after 3 out (usual 5 out), led narrowly before 2 out, ridden clear after last, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

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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No Results Found

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

9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Miss D Hunter

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

midfield

6/1

7th

9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Miss D Hunter

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

midfield, headway 3 out, no impression from 2 out

6/1

5th

9

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Miss D Hunter

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Half-sister to useful 2m5f hurdles winner Dr Sanderson; respectable bumper debut last May but hasn't impressed in jumping on both attempts hurdling on more testing ground; possibly more one for handicaps.

12/1

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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15

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

14:50 Downpatrick

Sky Tempest

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Louise G Lyons

Shown very little in eight starts so far, failing to complete in three of her last five starts.

33/1

12

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Wexford

Sky Tempest

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Louise G Lyons

Rated just 81 after six hurdle runs and shouldn't be able to win this.

66/1

12

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Wexford

Sky Tempest

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Louise G Lyons

Rated just 81 after six hurdle runs and shouldn't be able to win this.

66/1

Form: 09

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

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

12

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:45 Sligo

But What About Me

10st 10lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Beaten 20l and 31l in her first two handicaps at about 2m6f; still early days but clearly needs to raise her game.

50/1

11th

17

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

But What About Me

11st 4lb

T: Norman Lee

First reserve; C&D handicap debut run three weeks ago leaves her with plenty to find.

11th

17

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

But What About Me

11st 4lb

T: Norman Lee

First reserve; C&D handicap debut run three weeks ago leaves her with plenty to find.

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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11th

12

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:15 Sligo

Shuil Na Tra

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

66-1 and was always behind before pulling up on handicap debut two weeks ago (hooded).

50/1

15

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Shuil Na Tra

10st 9lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Not too much to take from three maiden runs; hooded here for handicap debut.

33/1

15

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Shuil Na Tra

10st 9lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Not too much to take from three maiden runs; hooded here for handicap debut.

33/1

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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2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Mon Euil

11st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ronald O’Leary

Half-brother to useful staying hurdler/chaser Nestor Park and cost a bit as a store; only started this year at age of eight and glimmers of promise in maidens; watch the market.

14/1

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Mon Euil

11st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ronald O’Leary

Half-brother to useful staying hurdler/chaser Nestor Park and cost a bit as a store; only started this year at age of eight and glimmers of promise in maidens; watch the market.

14/1

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

Form:

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in an admittedly much better maiden at Leopardstown; others more likely.
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12th

17

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Thurles

Manhattan Brook

10st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Adrian Murray

Soundly beaten in a pair of maidens, including over C&D last month.

66/1

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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7th

9

6th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:00 Bellewstown

Granco Rof

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Cian Collins

Beaten 38l on handicap debut at Ballinrobe last time and has to improve loads with blinkers worn then retained.

22/1

13th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Granco Rof

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Cian Collins

More encouraging Clonmel maiden run latest; blinkers replace cheekpieces here and potential improver upped in trip for handicap debut.

10/1

13th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Granco Rof

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Cian Collins

More encouraging Clonmel maiden run latest; blinkers replace cheekpieces here and potential improver upped in trip for handicap debut.

10/1

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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10th

13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 140y

16:40 Thurles

Venturi Effect

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Timothy Doyle

Beaten long way in two maidens, handicaps more her thing down the road.

33/1

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

OR:

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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Straight Forecast €6.06
Trifecta €30.80

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