Results
Meetings
3

15:00 Thurles (IRE) 22 Feb 2018

Thurles Racecourse Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle

Grade 3 | Class 1 | 5YO plus

Winner €26,550 - 6 ran

2m 4f

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

Draw Advantage: None

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Weighed In
Position
Dist Btn
Horse
SP
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1
7/1
7 11-0 t b
132

tracked leaders, 3rd after 4 out, headway to lead 2 out, ridden to assert approaching last where left clear, kept on well

2
14
7/2 2Fav
6 11-0
131

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway 3 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd after 2 out, left moderate 2nd last, no extra

3
7
15/8 Fav
5 10-12
 - 

prominent and disputed lead, led 5th, joined 4 out and soon pushed along, headed before next, no impression in 4th early straight, no extra approaching last where left moderate 3rd

4
7
4/1
8 11-0 t1
 - 

towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression in 5th after 3 out, no extra, left moderate 4th last

5
41
7/1
6 11-0 h
126

led or disputed lead, headed 5th, pushed along after 4 out and no impression in rear before next, weakened

F
8/1
5 10-12 p1
133

tracked leaders, 2nd after 6th, disputed 4 out and led before next, headed 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner when fell last

Betting returns

Type Winnings
Betfair SP €9.04
CSF €31.90 (2, 3)
Tote Win €8.10 (2)
Tote Place €3.10 (2), €2.20 (3)
Tote Exacta €21.50 (2, 3)
Tote Trifecta €137.20 (2, 3, 5)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Heavy 7 Tin Soldier 6 11 0 - 45284-1 29 days W P Mullins (49 miles) R Walsh 10/ 3 5:33.00
2016 Soft 5 Acapella Bourgeois 6 11 3 - 701-312 32 days M S Sandra Hughes (58 miles) R Walsh 5/ 2 5:09.90
2015 Heavy 6 Sub Lieutenant 6 11 3 - 7-21126 18 days M S Sandra Hughes (58 miles) B J Geraghty 7/ 2 5:17.60
2014 Heavy 7 Giantofaman 6 11 3 - 022213 42 days D T Hughes (58 miles) Paul Carberry 7/ 1 5:13.10
2013 Soft 8 Bright New Dawn 6 11 3 - 247-132 19 days D T Hughes (58 miles) D N Russell 6/ 4 5:09.40
2012 Soft - Heavy 6 Lyreen Legend 5 11 2 - 913122 32 days D T Hughes (58 miles) B J Cooper 3/ 1 5:13.60
2011 Heavy 8 Hidden Cyclone 6 11 8 - 1-1131 32 days J J Hanlon (49 miles) A J McNamara 13/ 8 5:11.50
2010 Soft 8 Western Leader 6 11 3 - 121-231 58 days J J Hanlon (49 miles) C O'Farrell 4/ 1 5:13.80
2009 Soft 10 Clan Tara 7 11 3 - 1-12132 34 days Paul Nolan (79 miles) D N Russell 4/ 1 5:09.00
2008 Good to Soft 14 Cooldine 6 11 6 - 0-34111 28 days W P Mullins (49 miles) R Walsh 6/ 4 5:07.60
2007 Heavy 13 Kazal 6 11 8 - 141111 11 days E Griffin (24 miles) B J Geraghty 5/ 6 5:22.20
2006 Soft 10 Mounthenry 6 11 8 - 113111 32 days C Byrnes (41 miles) A J McNamara 11/ 10 5:17.60

Race Favourite Stats
Year Favourite Finish Position Winner Market Position
2017 2 3
2016 DNF 2
2015 2 2
2014 6 3
2013 1 1
2012 2 2
2011 4 2
2010 2 2
2009 9 2
2008 1 1

Race Record
Distance Record Time
2m 4f 4:27.10

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