15:50 Thurles

Thursday 8 February 2018

All13:4014:1014:4515:1515:5016:2517:00

    Holycross Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 7f 112y  |   Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 6m 9.2s
1st
Horse silk
10
2/1f
T: M F MorrisJ: D N Russell
Soon chased leaders, led on inner travelling smoothly into straight, ridden out to assert and stayed on well run-in
2nd
Horse silk
2
2
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: N M Kelly (5)
Held up, closed from before 4 out, chased winner from before last, kept on same pace run-in op 16/1
3rd
Horse silk
10
6
12/1
T: T FoleyJ: R Loughran
Prominent, led before 4 out, headed into straight, no extra and one pace from before last tchd 11/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
50/1
T: T G McCourtJ: D Meyler
Soon chased leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
6/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Tracked leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
9
7
3/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Held up, progress from before 4 out, soon chased leaders, no extra and one pace from 2 out op 10/3
7th
Horse silk
6
9
511-2
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, no extra and one pace from 2 out op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
87
14
610-11
66/1
T: D H KellyJ: P E Corbett (3)
Soon towards rear, no impression from 4 out, completely tailed off
9th
Horse silk
25
3
12/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Soon led, joined 4th, soon headed, still chasing leaders 8th, reminders and no impression next, weakened, completely tailed off op 16/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Soon prominent, on terms 4th, soon led, mistake 6th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up op 9/1 tchd 8/1
PU
Horse silk
5
100/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: L P Dempsey
Soon towards rear, no impression from before 4 out, pulled up before next
PU
Horse silk
11
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, lost place after 9th and no impression 4 out, pulled up before next op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
12
25/1
T: M F MorrisJ: R M Power
Soon towards rear and pushed along at stages, no danger from before 9th, pulled up before 3 out
UR
Horse silk
13
20/1
T: G MurphyJ: A E Lynch
Soon tracked leaders, almost on terms from before 4 out, no extra straight and mistake and unseated rider last

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.00Pl:€1.02, €5.00, €2.90EX:€27.20Trifecta:€752.40SF:€27.92

Forecasts

Last Man Standing (2/1), Border Control (3/1), Nick Lost (6/1), Itsonlyrocknroll (11/1), Caro Des Flos (12/1), Therellalwaysbeone (12/1), Cherokee Bill (12/1), Kamil (16/1), Lady Mangan (20/1), Saffron And Grey (25/1), Sizing Joshua (25/1), Kalamkan (50/1), Taggle Og (66/1), Playtimesover (100/1)

Verdict

The willie Mullins-trained Itsonlyrocknroll could possibly be the one to take the field along here as he has done in three of his four previous starts. The early speed in the ground could play to the advantages of prominent racers Sizing Joshua and the Mouse Morris promising five-year-old LAST MAN STANDING who has been improving with every start. Joseph O'Briens Border Control and Down Royal fifth Nick Lost can battle for the minors.
  1. Last Man Standing
  2. Border Control
  3. Nick Lost

Previous Winners

2017
Champagne Classic
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
11/10

Prize Money

1st: €6,775.002nd: €2,101.003rd: €1,001.004th: €451.005th: €176.00

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