13:55 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Thurles Racecourse Supporters Club Rated Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €15,990 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 2f

Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
4-41239
iT
Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star (G McGrath)

Jett 18 

b g Flemensfirth - La Noire (Phardante)

7 11-8
141
7 11-8
141

Useful chaser. C&D winner. Latest win in chase here in November. 8/1, below form ninth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 18 days ago, finding less than looked likely.

Useful chaser. C&D winner. Latest win in chase here in November. 8/1, below form ninth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 18 days ago, finding less than looked likely.

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2
245/550
iT
Royal blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap (Glebeland Farm Partnership)

Mallowney 19 

br g Oscar - Silkaway (Buckskin)

12 11-8
141
12 11-8
141

Useful chaser. Fourteenth of 20 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft, 33/1) 19 days ago.

Useful chaser. Fourteenth of 20 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft, 33/1) 19 days ago.

3
1-82871
iT
Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, maroon stars on cap (Thade Quill Syndicate)

Westerner Point 15 

b g Westerner - Its Only Gossip (Lear Fan)

9 11-4
137
9 11-4
137

Useful chaser. C&D winner. Nine wins from 26 NH runs. 6/1, career best when winning 6-runner minor event chase at Fairyhouse (23.5f, heavy) 15 days ago, all out. Back down in trip.

Useful chaser. C&D winner. Nine wins from 26 NH runs. 6/1, career best when winning 6-runner minor event chase at Fairyhouse (23.5f, heavy) 15 days ago, all out. Back down in trip.

4
126029
iT
Maroon, light blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, light blue star on cap (Darraugh's Choice Syndicate)

Kilcarry Bridge 19 

b g Balakheri - Echo Queen (Luso)

11 11-3 t
136
11 11-3 t
136

Useful chaser. Course winner. 3 wins from 13 runs this season. 20/1, below form ninth of 20 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft) 19 days ago. Has to be taken seriously.

Useful chaser. Course winner. 3 wins from 13 runs this season. 20/1, below form ninth of 20 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft) 19 days ago. Has to be taken seriously.

5
5195UP
iT
Maroon, pink sleeves, white cap (John Patrick Ryan)

Kylecrue 18 

b g Gold Well - Sher's Adamant (Shernazar)

11 11-1 b
134
11 11-1 b
134

Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Galway in October. 50/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 18 days ago, struggling some way out.

Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Galway in October. 50/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 18 days ago, struggling some way out.

6
1450-10
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star (Mrs Mary E O'Donnell)

Goulane Chosen 28 

b g Well Chosen - Vixen's Cry (Miner's Lamp)

9 10-11
130
9 10-11
130

Fairly useful chaser. 1 win from 2 runs this season. Eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, heavy, 8/1) 28 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Fairly useful chaser. 1 win from 2 runs this season. Eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, heavy, 8/1) 28 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Verdict

JETT's sole win over fences to date came over this C&D and he has been highly tried since that victory. He faced a tough task in a valuable handicap at Leopardstown earlier in the month and he should find this race more winnable. Westerner Point was a narrow winner at Fairyhouse earlier in the month and he should be in the mix once again, while Kilcarry Bridge and Goulane Chosen also warrant consideration.

Verdict

KILCARRY BRIDGE might have found his last run coming too soon having put in a big shift at Fairyhouse previously and has a good chance of bouncing back on these terms. Jett is next best ahead of Westerner Point.

14:25 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €13,222 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

3m 20y

Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
F11834
iT
Royal blue, red cross sashes, white sleeves, red stars, white cap (Lostwelton Syndicate)

Youcantcallherthat 12 

b f Brian Boru - Fruitful Venture (Fruits Of Love)

7 11-7
126
7 11-7
126

Fairly useful chaser. Latest win in chase at Fairyhouse in December. 33/1, well-beaten fourth of 6 to Benie Des Dieux in listed chase at Naas (16f, heavy) 12 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Fairly useful chaser. Latest win in chase at Fairyhouse in December. 33/1, well-beaten fourth of 6 to Benie Des Dieux in listed chase at Naas (16f, heavy) 12 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

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2
211P-14
iT
Orange, black stars on sleeves, black cap, orange star (Leo McArdle)

Kate Appleby Shoes 32 

b f Flemensfirth - Gotta Goa (Publisher)

9 11-4 b1
130
9 11-4 b1
130

Fairly useful hurdler. Fairly useful winner at 22f over hurdles. 3/1, 19¼ lengths fourth of 7 to Dinaria Des Obeaux in Gr 2 chase at this course (20f, heavy) 32 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

Fairly useful hurdler. Fairly useful winner at 22f over hurdles. 3/1, 19¼ lengths fourth of 7 to Dinaria Des Obeaux in Gr 2 chase at this course (20f, heavy) 32 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

3
21F220
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

Magic Of Light 18 

b f Flemensfirth - Quest Of Passion (Saumarez)

7 11-4
128
7 11-4
128

Fairly useful chaser. Latest win in chase at Fairyhouse in November. Below form twelfth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft, 16/1) 18 days ago.

Fairly useful chaser. Latest win in chase at Fairyhouse in November. Below form twelfth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft, 16/1) 18 days ago.

4
4PF222
iT
White & orange diamonds, white sleeves, emerald green & orange quartered cap (Miss Louise Austin)

Routes Choice 23 

b f King's Theatre - Safe Route (Farma Way)

7 11-4 b1
122
7 11-4 b1
122

Fairly useful chaser. 11/2, creditable second of 9 in handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy) 23 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Should give another good account.

Fairly useful chaser. 11/2, creditable second of 9 in handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy) 23 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Should give another good account.

5
156-421
iT
Grey, black inverted triangle, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Daniel Corry)

West Bridge 15 

b f Yeats - Starello (Supreme Leader)

7 11-4 t
125
7 11-4 t
125

Fairly useful chaser. 5/1, career best when winning 7-runner novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, heavy) 15 days ago by ½ length from Jennys Melody, all out. On the upgrade recently.

Fairly useful chaser. 5/1, career best when winning 7-runner novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, heavy) 15 days ago by ½ length from Jennys Melody, all out. On the upgrade recently.

6
5P1-642
iT
Royal blue, beige triple diamond, beige star on cap (Richard W Gilchrist)

Jennys Melody 15 

b f Gamut - Pharaway Stream (Phardante)

9 10-13
-
9 10-13
-

Promising individual. Fairly useful winner at 24f over hurdles. 7/2, ½-length second of 7 to West Bridge in novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, heavy) on debut over fences 15 days ago, staying on well.

Promising individual. Fairly useful winner at 24f over hurdles. 7/2, ½-length second of 7 to West Bridge in novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, heavy) on debut over fences 15 days ago, staying on well.

7
095044
iT
Dark green & beige chevrons, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star (Edmond Kent)

Star Counsel 14 

br f Overbury - Star Club (Bluebird)

10 10-13 b
90
10 10-13 b
90

Fair hurdler. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Good fourth of 18 in handicap chase at this course (23.6f, heavy, 25/1) 14 days ago. Very hard to make a case for.

Fair hurdler. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Good fourth of 18 in handicap chase at this course (23.6f, heavy, 25/1) 14 days ago. Very hard to make a case for.

Verdict

KATE APPLEBY SHOES was disappointing when finishing behind Magic Of Light and Youcantcallherthat in a Grade 2 over 2m4f here last month but her previous form suggests that she is a player today. Two starts ago the daughter of Flemensfirth accounted for West Bridge at Limerick and that effort last time out is clearly not her true form. The aforementioned pair of Magic Of Light and Youcantcallherthat should go well once again, while Routes Choice also makes the shortlist.

Verdict

JENNYS MELODY was unable to justify market support but matched her fairly useful hurdles form when second on chase debut at Fairyhouse earlier this month. She's open to improvement, particularly back at this longer trip and earns the vote. Magic Of Light and Kate Appleby Shoes are others to consider.

15:00 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Thurles Racecourse Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner €26,550 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 4f

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
211/0-1P
iT
Maroon & white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamond (Martin McDonagh & Paul G Murphy & M J Nixon)

Articulum 32 

b g Definite Article - Lugante (Luso)

8 11-0 t1
-
8 11-0 t1
-

Fairly useful hurdler. Possibly amiss when pulled up in minor event hurdle at this course (22.3f, heavy, 5/2) 32 days ago, folding before next. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Fairly useful hurdler. Possibly amiss when pulled up in minor event hurdle at this course (22.3f, heavy, 5/2) 32 days ago, folding before next. Tongue strap on 1st time.

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2
1/1-3216
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Blow By Blow 46 

ch g Robin Des Champs - Shean Rose (Roselier)

7 11-0 t b
132
7 11-0 t b
132

Blinkered for 1st time, 32¾ lengths sixth of 8 to Next Destination in Lawlor's Hotel Novices' Hurdle at Naas (20f, heavy, 14/1) 46 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip.

Blinkered for 1st time, 32¾ lengths sixth of 8 to Next Destination in Lawlor's Hotel Novices' Hurdle at Naas (20f, heavy, 14/1) 46 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip.

3
414431
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Gun Digger 22 

ch g Stowaway - Booley Bay (Gulland)

6 11-0
131
6 11-0
131

Fairly useful hurdler. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. 2/1, career best when winning 6-runner minor event hurdle at Down Royal (19.6f, heavy) 22 days ago, forging clear.

Fairly useful hurdler. 2 wins from 6 runs this season. 2/1, career best when winning 6-runner minor event hurdle at Down Royal (19.6f, heavy) 22 days ago, forging clear.

4
2/2221P
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Sympa Des Flos (FR)  32 

ch g Tiger Groom - Je Te Donne (Mansonnien)

6 11-0 h
126
6 11-0 h
126

Fairly useful hurdler. 8/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, pulled up in minor event hurdle at this course (22.3f, heavy) 32 days ago, weakening before next. Stable in good form.

Fairly useful hurdler. 8/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, pulled up in minor event hurdle at this course (22.3f, heavy) 32 days ago, weakening before next. Stable in good form.

5
1-4351
iT
Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star (Robcour)

Not Many Left 33 

b g Oscar - Lasado (Jurado)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Promising individual. Career best when winning 17-runner novice hurdle (3/1) at Navan (20f, heavy) 33 days ago, forging clear. Open to progress.

Promising individual. Career best when winning 17-runner novice hurdle (3/1) at Navan (20f, heavy) 33 days ago, forging clear. Open to progress.

6
1-133
iT
MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Roaring Bull 74 

b g Milan - Gift Of Freedom (Presenting)

5 10-12 p1
133
5 10-12 p1
133

Promising sort. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 4/1, third of 4 in minor event hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 74 days ago, unsuited by way race developed. Likely has more to come upped in trip.

Promising sort. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 4/1, third of 4 in minor event hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 74 days ago, unsuited by way race developed. Likely has more to come upped in trip.

Verdict

Gun Digger impressed when winning at Down Royal and warrants plenty of respect returning to a venue where he won in his bumper days, but NOT MANY LEFT shades the verdict in receipt of 2lb. Jessica Harrington's charge built on his Leopardstown fifth behind the useful Flawless Escape, who has since placed in a high-class handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival, when bolting up at Navan and a trip to Cheltenham next month could still be on the cards with a stylish win here. The other Gigginstown runners Blow By Blow and Roaring Bull also have bits and pieces of chances.

Verdict

A winner of his first 2 starts, ROARING BULL hasn't really had things go his way in 2 subsequent starts but now tackling this longer trip he is narrowly selected to come out on top under Davy Russell. Not Many Left and Gun Digger are next best.

15:35 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Killinan Maiden Hurdle (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

3m

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1255
iT
Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star (Barry Connell)

Massey's Wood (GB)  33 

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Reivers Moon (Midnight Legend)

6 11-12
123
6 11-12
123

Bumper winner. 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, creditable fifth of 17 in novice hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy) 33 days ago, unable to sustain effort. A winner in waiting in this sphere.

Bumper winner. 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, creditable fifth of 17 in novice hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy) 33 days ago, unable to sustain effort. A winner in waiting in this sphere.

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2
4-24U80
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Caliption (GB)  28 

g g Fair Mix - Sheriff's Falcon (Presenting)

6 11-4 t
112
6 11-4 t
112

Modest hurdler. Tongue strap on for 1st time, below form twelfth of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 33/1) 28 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Modest hurdler. Tongue strap on for 1st time, below form twelfth of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 33/1) 28 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

3
F3
iT
Dark blue, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue stars (Fort Road Syndicate)

Kingsteel 52 

b g Craigsteel - All Points (King's Ride)

8 11-4
-
8 11-4
-

Once-raced maiden. Third of 7 in novice hurdle at Tramore (21f, heavy, 100/1) on NH debut 52 days ago. Could improve.

Once-raced maiden. Third of 7 in novice hurdle at Tramore (21f, heavy, 100/1) on NH debut 52 days ago. Could improve.

4
1-F4
iT
Emerald green, pink hoop, pink armlet, pink star on cap (Mrs Deirdre A Kelly)

Robin The Hare 55 

b g Robin Des Champs - Pretty Puttens (Snurge)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Once-raced maiden. Gambled 5/4, fourth of 7 in bumper at Limerick (18f, heavy) on NH debut 55 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip. One to note.

Once-raced maiden. Gambled 5/4, fourth of 7 in bumper at Limerick (18f, heavy) on NH debut 55 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip. One to note.

5
34-P15
iT
Maroon, maroon & yellow striped sleeves, yellow star on cap (Deirdre Hassett)

The Conditional 23 

b g Kalanisi - Gorrie Vale (Saddlers' Hall)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Point winner. Fifth of 8 in novice hurdle (16/1) at Punchestown (20f, heavy) on NH debut 23 days ago.

Point winner. Fifth of 8 in novice hurdle (16/1) at Punchestown (20f, heavy) on NH debut 23 days ago.

6
P26
iT
Yellow, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars (Eoin A Barry)

Ask And Answer 23 

b g Ask - Final Bond (Supreme Leader)

5 11-1
-
5 11-1
-

Placed in a point. Sixth of 8 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 40/1) on NH debut 23 days ago.

Placed in a point. Sixth of 8 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 40/1) on NH debut 23 days ago.

7
12-2
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

Castlebrook 109 

b g Oscar - Monty's Sister (Montelimar)

5 11-1
-
5 11-1
-

Point winner. Promising sort. 4/1, second of 23 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, soft) on hurdles bow 109 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Open to improvement, chance there for all to see.

Point winner. Promising sort. 4/1, second of 23 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, soft) on hurdles bow 109 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Open to improvement, chance there for all to see.

8
3U1-4U5
iT
Cerise (Mrs Patricia Hunt)

Heroesandvillains (GB)  25 

b g Beneficial - Keys Pride (Bob Back)

5 11-1
-
5 11-1
-

Fifth of 15 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Naas (19f, heavy) 25 days ago, not knocked about. Up in trip. Open to improvement.

Fifth of 15 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Naas (19f, heavy) 25 days ago, not knocked about. Up in trip. Open to improvement.

9
64
iT
Red & white check, striped sleeves, quartered cap (John P McGovern)

Kalamkan (USA)  14 

b g Kitten's Joy - Kaloura (Sinndar)

5 11-1 p
-
5 11-1 p
-

Modest maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden over jumps. 50/1, fourth of 14 in novice hurdle at this course (23.5f, heavy) 14 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Modest maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden over jumps. 50/1, fourth of 14 in novice hurdle at this course (23.5f, heavy) 14 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

10
000F0
iT
Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap (J P Killahena)

Annie Mae's Vision 14 

br f Oscar - Gorgeous Georgina (Tirol)

7 10-11 p1
-
7 10-11 p1
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixteenth of 17 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy, 100/1) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixteenth of 17 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy, 100/1) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Verdict

CASTLEBROOK ran with promise on his debut over hurdles when second to Shady Operator at Cork in November and this point-to-point winner should benefit from the step up to 3m. Massey's Wood has shown a fair level of form and is respected with the extra half mile likely to play to his strengths, while others to consider include Robin The Hare and Heroesandvillains with the pair capable of better than what they have achieved so far.

Verdict

CASTLEBROOK made a highly-promising debut over hurdles at Cork in November and could be hard to beat if improving on that after a break. Massey's Wood is a winner in waiting in this sphere and the obvious danger now.

16:10 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Thurles Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

3m

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
20-0076
iT
Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap (Ab Initio Syndicate)

Captainofthefleet 5 

ch g Refuse To Bend - Darabaka (Doyoun)

11 11-11
117
11 11-11
117

C&D winner. Seventeen runs since last win in 2015. Sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Gowran (20f, heavy) 5 days ago. Has tumbled in the weights and won this in 2015. Interesting.

C&D winner. Seventeen runs since last win in 2015. Sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Gowran (20f, heavy) 5 days ago. Has tumbled in the weights and won this in 2015. Interesting.

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2
4/7-355
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Nick Lost (FR)  14 

ch g Nickname - Loumie (Loup Solitaire)

6 11-9
115
6 11-9
115

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 6/1, respectable fifth of 14 in novice hurdle at this course (23.5f, heavy) 14 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Could do better.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 6/1, respectable fifth of 14 in novice hurdle at this course (23.5f, heavy) 14 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Could do better.

3
35/7F6-6
iT
Yellow, royal blue braces & diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap (Two Six Six Syndicate)

Railway Tommy 28 

b g Artan - Colbinstown Pearl (Broken Hearted)

10 11-3
109
10 11-3
109

Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Sixth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, heavy, 40/1) 28 days ago.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Sixth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, heavy, 40/1) 28 days ago.

4
4-57941
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Sir Carno (FR)  23 

che g Lucarno - Orlana

5 11-3 p
112
5 11-3 p
112

11/4, improved when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 23 days ago. Got something to build on now.

11/4, improved when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 23 days ago. Got something to build on now.

5
03P506
iT
Black, pink star, pink cap, black stars (Golf At Ballyneety Syndicate)

Undressed (FR)  11 

b g Lost World - Latitude (Kadalko)

10 11-1 t b
107
10 11-1 t b
107

20/1, respectable sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy) 11 days ago. Work to do.

20/1, respectable sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy) 11 days ago. Work to do.

6
10P-00P
iT
Emerald green, pink hoop & sleeves, yellow cap (P M Hurley)

Perfect Man 188 

b g Morozov - Garrisker (King's Ride)

7 10-12
104
7 10-12
104

Course winner. Latest win in hurdle at Punchestown in February. 14/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Tramore (21f, soft) 6 months ago. Looks one with problems.

Course winner. Latest win in hurdle at Punchestown in February. 14/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Tramore (21f, soft) 6 months ago. Looks one with problems.

7
0719PP
iT
White, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap (Aengus King)

Capture The Drama 23 

br g Dushyantor - Dottie's Double (Noalto)

10 10-11
103
10 10-11
103

12/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy) 23 days ago, dropping away after tenth. Switches from chase to hurdles.

12/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy) 23 days ago, dropping away after tenth. Switches from chase to hurdles.

8
204804
iT
Maroon, white disc & sleeves, striped cap (Liam Hackett)

An'ball (FR)  91 

b g Ballingarry - Anarouge

7 10-10 t
102
7 10-10 t
102

Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 7 in minor event hurdle (66/1) at this course (22.8f, heavy) 91 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 7 in minor event hurdle (66/1) at this course (22.8f, heavy) 91 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

9
035882
iT
Black & white check, white sleeves, check cap (Patrick Cronin)

Naturally Blond 105 

ch g Bach - Thebigtwelve (Phardante)

8 10-6 t
98
8 10-6 t
98

One win from 28 NH runs. 16/1, second of 16 in novice chase at this course (18f, good to soft) 105 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Significantly back up in trip. Enters calculations.

One win from 28 NH runs. 16/1, second of 16 in novice chase at this course (18f, good to soft) 105 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Significantly back up in trip. Enters calculations.

10
37-0792
iT
Royal blue and grey halved, sleeves reversed, quartered cap (F M O'Donnell)

Nerual 85 

b f Craigsteel - Central Arch (Dilum)

7 10-3 b1
95
7 10-3 b1
95

Maiden. Creditable second of 11 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft, 11/2) 85 days ago, just failed. Blinkers on 1st time. Respected.

Maiden. Creditable second of 11 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft, 11/2) 85 days ago, just failed. Blinkers on 1st time. Respected.

Verdict

SIR CARNO appreciated going back into handicap company when winning at Punchestown in good style over 2m4f and shaped as though he wouldn't be inconvenienced by a step up in trip. A 6lb rise looks more than fair for Gordon Elliott's gelding and he looks capable of striking again in what doesn't look the strongest of races. Nerual was runner-up at Punchestown when last seen and she could improve for first-time blinkers, while Nick Lost looks open to improvement making his handicap debut after a couple of fair efforts in maiden hurdles.

Verdict

CAPTAINOFTHEFLEET returns to Thurles for the first time since landing a gamble in this race in 2015 and lurks on a very good mark. He could be the way to go and any market support would have to be taken seriously. The Gigginstown pair Nick Lost and Sir Carno are respected, while Nerual is getting closer to a first win.

16:45 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

www.thurlesraces.ie (Ladies Pro/Am) Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
85-65P7
iT
Emerald green, black chevron, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, black spots (Charles J O'Connor)

Popping Along (GB)  40 

ch f Volochine - So Long (Nomadic Way)

9 11-9 t
97
9 11-9 t
97

First run since leaving Jeremy Scott when last of 7 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20.2f, heavy, 50/1) 40 days ago. Down in trip.

First run since leaving Jeremy Scott when last of 7 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20.2f, heavy, 50/1) 40 days ago. Down in trip.

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2
6508-P9
iT
Red & yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, red chevrons, yellow & red striped cap (Christopher Buckley)

Auction Reminder 42 

b g Daylami - Lady Outlaw (Oscar)

7 11-7
95
7 11-7
95

Lightly-raced maiden. 28/1, ninth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.8f, heavy) 42 days ago. Remains with one standout effort.

Lightly-raced maiden. 28/1, ninth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.8f, heavy) 42 days ago. Remains with one standout effort.

3
PP-52P7
iT
Light blue, red stars (Michael Callinan)

Hughies Bay 56 (27F) 

b g Jeremy - Mrs Pankhurst (Selkirk)

8 11-5 t
93
8 11-5 t
93

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. Respectable seventh of 14 in handicap (33/1) at Dundalk (10.7f) 27 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Poor on last hurdle run.

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. Respectable seventh of 14 in handicap (33/1) at Dundalk (10.7f) 27 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Poor on last hurdle run.

4
701630
iT
Maroon, white disc & sleeves, striped cap (Liam Hackett)

The Ballyboys 14 

b g Westerner - Flame Supreme (Saddlers' Hall)

8 11-5
93
8 11-5
93

Latest win in hurdle at Limerick in December. Below form tenth of 18 in handicap chase at this course (23.6f, heavy, 12/1) 14 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Significantly back down in trip.

Latest win in hurdle at Limerick in December. Below form tenth of 18 in handicap chase at this course (23.6f, heavy, 12/1) 14 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Significantly back down in trip.

5
000
iT
Red, yellow braces, white sleeves & cap (J Glews)

Rose's In The Rain 95 

b f Yeats - Midnight Flirt (Flemensfirth)

5 10-13
88
5 10-13
88

Poor form when down the field in maiden hurdles but may do better now switching to handicaps.

Poor form when down the field in maiden hurdles but may do better now switching to handicaps.

6
0F70P7
iT
Light blue, white chevron & sleeves, light blue cap (Colin Gray)

Not Touch (GB)  23 

ch g Dream Ahead - Umlilo (Mtoto)

5 10-12 t b
87
5 10-12 t b
87

Blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 33/1) 23 days ago.

Blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 33/1) 23 days ago.

7
660/F05
iT
Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star (Mrs Claire Doyle)

Punches Pious 46 

b g Antonius Pius - Mother Molly (Irish River)

9 10-10
84
9 10-10
84

Shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when fifth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy) 46 days ago. Possibilities.

Shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when fifth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy) 46 days ago. Possibilities.

8
P85PPP
iT
Mauve, white hoop & armlet, mauve cap, white star (Sean Aherne)

Analyse That 28 

b g Wareed - Fairlawns (Alflora)

12 10-6 p
80
12 10-6 p
80

One win from 30 NH runs. Shaped better than being pulled up suggests in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 33/1) 28 days ago.

One win from 30 NH runs. Shaped better than being pulled up suggests in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 33/1) 28 days ago.

9
150357
iT
Red, white stars, quartered cap (James Joseph Brennan)

Larkfield Lass 33 

bay f Presenting - Autumn Sunset (Supreme Leader)

8 10-6
80
8 10-6
80

Prodcued a laboured effort when last of 7 in handicap chase at Navan (24f, heavy) 33 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Prodcued a laboured effort when last of 7 in handicap chase at Navan (24f, heavy) 33 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Verdict

Despite showing little on course so far, Enda Bolger's Rose's In The Rain is sure to have been well schooled ahead of her handicap debut and can assist her amateur rider as they bid to take closer order. However, it could be best to side with THE BALLYBOYS, who wasn't beaten far when third two starts ago and remains feasibly handicapped. Hughies Bay and Larkfield Lass are two others capable of getting involved.

Verdict

PUNCHES PIOUS shaped better the distance beaten suggests when fifth at Gowran last month, and he may come out on top if building on that effort. The Ballyboys and Hughies Bay are others to consider.

17:20 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Flat Race (Class 1) (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €6,775 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Soft

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
FF39-15
iT
Emerald green, yellow star & sleeves, quartered cap (Maurice O'Connor)

Aoibhe's Beau 58 

b f Well Chosen - Roseolito (Distinctly North)

6 11-9
-
6 11-9
-

Twice-raced maiden. First run since leaving Sean Aherne when fifth of 13 in bumper at Limerick (16f, heavy, 20/1) 58 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. First run since leaving Sean Aherne when fifth of 13 in bumper at Limerick (16f, heavy, 20/1) 58 days ago.

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2
46
iT
Emerald green, pink chevron, pink & emerald green diabolo on sleeves,pink cap (Mrs Con O'Keeffe & Tadhg O'Sullivan)

Kilbarry Calling 53 

b f Mahler - Kilbarry Gem (Bob's Return)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 14 in bumper (8/1) at Punchestown (18f, heavy) 53 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 14 in bumper (8/1) at Punchestown (18f, heavy) 53 days ago.

3
5-660
iT
Emerald green, white star, red cap (John M Burke)

Lady Maram 12 

b f Stowaway - Nighthawk's Law

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Thirteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy, 66/1) on hurdles bow 12 days ago. Switches from hurdles to bumpers.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Thirteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy, 66/1) on hurdles bow 12 days ago. Switches from hurdles to bumpers.

4
8-76
iT
Purple, pink stars, white sleeves, purple cap (C B Brookes)

Lily Of Leysbourne (GB)  14 

b f Shirocco - Alegralil (King's Theatre)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 11 in bumper at this C&D (heavy, 50/1) on bumper debut 14 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 11 in bumper at this C&D (heavy, 50/1) on bumper debut 14 days ago.

5
iT
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, check cap (Ronald O'Neill)

Linda's Dreams 

br f Stowaway - Restless Dreams (Supreme Leader)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Stowaway mare. Sister to bumper winner Bang Bang Rosie. Dam unraced sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 25f) Alright Now M'lad.

Stowaway mare. Sister to bumper winner Bang Bang Rosie. Dam unraced sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 25f) Alright Now M'lad.

6
0
iT
Royal blue, red epaulettes, red armlet, red cap, royal blue star (Charles P Keegan)

Mama Tried 68 

b f Definite Article - Manuka Honey (Mystiko)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Once-raced maiden. Last of 12 in bumper (50/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on NH debut 68 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. Last of 12 in bumper (50/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on NH debut 68 days ago.

7
iT
White, purple chevron, yellow cap (Robert Hennelly)

Moskovite 39 

g f Flemensfirth - Moskova (Montjeu)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Flemensfirth mare. Half-sister to 2¼m bumper winner/fair 2m hurdle winner Moyhenna. Dam, ungenuine 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner, also 1½m winner on Flat. Won mares maiden only start in points.

Flemensfirth mare. Half-sister to 2¼m bumper winner/fair 2m hurdle winner Moyhenna. Dam, ungenuine 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner, also 1½m winner on Flat. Won mares maiden only start in points.

8
3-144
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap, pink star (S O'Neill)

Western Victory 28 

b f Westerner - Zara's Victory (Old Vic)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Point winner. Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 20 in novice hurdle (20/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 28 days ago, faring best of those held up. Switches from hurdles to bumpers.

Point winner. Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 20 in novice hurdle (20/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 28 days ago, faring best of those held up. Switches from hurdles to bumpers.

9
iT
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap (Michael J Long & Mrs Mary Long)

What A Benefit 

b f Beneficial - Supreme Breda (Supreme Leader)

5 11-8
-
5 11-8
-

Beneficial mare. Sister to useful hurdler/high-class chaser Benefficient, stayed 3m. Dam unraced.

Beneficial mare. Sister to useful hurdler/high-class chaser Benefficient, stayed 3m. Dam unraced.

Verdict

Western Victory has been well beaten the last twice under Rules but that experience should stand the winning pointer in good stead here. Derek O'Connor partners the debutant What A Benefit, who is a sister to the Cheltenham Festival winner Benefficient, and she is worthy of a market check. However, preference is for the mount of Jamie Codd, KILBARRY CALLING, who can take this with a repeat of her opening fourth to the impressive Colreevy.

Verdict

MOSKOVITE won her only start in points last month and could be the answer with Patrick Mullins an eye-catching booking. Western Victory and Kilbarry Calling have the best bumper form so far and are feared most.