15:05 Thurles

Thursday 21 November 2019

All12:1512:5013:2514:0014:3015:0515:35

Holycross Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

2m  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 4m 12.4s
Weighed In
1st
10
1/1f
T: W J AustinJ: T Ryan (7)
Mid-division, 4th halfway, headway to challenge 3 out and led next, pushed along and soon asserted, 3 lengths clear last, ridden and kept on run-in op 6/4
2nd
¾
14
33/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders, mid-division halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, pushed along early straight, ridden and no impression on winner in 2nd before last, kept on well run-in op 40/1
3rd
5 ½
17
16/1
T: S CurlingJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, headway 3 out and 4th next, soon ridden and 3rd approaching last, no impression run-in
4th
4 ¾
4
9/2
T: Emmet MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, 5th when jumped right 2 out, pushed along and no impression in 4th approaching last, no extra op 4/1
5th
2 ½
2
12/1
T: J J ManganJ: O R Brown (7)
Rear of mid-division, 9th and pushed along after 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor op 11/1
6th
4
13
12/1
T: D A KielyJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division, some headway on inner entering straight and slightly hampered 2 out, ridden and no impression in 6th approaching last, kept on one pace op 10/1
7th
1 ½
6
511-5
66/1
T: G J PowerJ: R P Treacy (5)
Towards rear, no impression after 4 out, pushed along and some headway on outer 2 out, kept on one pace, never a factor
8th
3 ½
19
25/1
T: P J F HassettJ: D Meyler
Soon led, headed after 3rd, tracked leaders and 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, ridden and no extra after next
9th
2 ¾
1
12/1
T: Denis HoganJ: P J Cawley (7)
Tracked leaders, prominent and disputed lead after 3rd, led 4 out, pressed after next and headed 2 out, soon no extra op 14/1
10th
10
8
33/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: R A Doyle (3)
Towards rear, pushed along in rear of mid-division after 3 out, no impression from next, no extra, never a factor
11th
1 ¾
18
33/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no impression after 3 out, no extra from next
12th
4 ¼
15
511-1
7/1
T: R J McGrathJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Prominent and led briefly 4th, 3rd halfway, pushed along and lost place after 3 out, no extra in straight op 8/1
13th
27
7
40/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Towards rear, mistake 1st, headway on outer after 4 out, ridden and no extra after next, eased, tailed off
14th
sh
12
50/1
T: S J MahonJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division, 8th halfway, lost place 4 out and no extra from next, tailed off op 40/1
15th
nse
5
511-6
20/1
T: P W FlynnJ: S W Flanagan
Always towards rear, mistake 1st, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, tailed off
16th
1 ¼
11
16/1
T: T G McCourtJ: D J O'Keeffe
Prominent early on inner, soon settled back in mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, weakened, tailed off
17th
16
3
20/1
T: P MartinJ: J B Kane (5)
Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead after 4th, headed 4 out, pushed along and lost place before next, soon weakened, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
16
50/1
T: M J O'ConnorJ: C J Orr (5)
Tracked leaders, disputed lead briefly 3rd, 5th halfway, soon pushed along and dropped towards rear, detached after 4 out, pulled up after next

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Non-Runners

21
Clouncerna21
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 6
T: J R Barry  J: Reserve 3
20
Pull The Other One26
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: J A Berry  J: Reserve 2
9
Sarah Ash Calum36
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: P Meany  J: J M Moore
Betting

Forecast

The Chapel Field (1/1), Percy B Shelley (9/2), Zinat (7/1), Capture The Action (12/1), Jiving Jerry (12/1), Solar Heat (12/1), Knockanora Lady (16/1), Deauville Society (16/1), Subset (20/1), No Way Jack (20/1), Clouncerna (20/1), Sarah Ash Calum (20/1), Mosstown Miller (25/1), Western Doyen (33/1), Paula's Prayer (33/1), Ricky Langford (33/1), Pull The Other One (33/1), My Galway Girl (40/1), Bridget Cottage (50/1), Hugh Divots (50/1), Dubheen (66/1)

Verdict
The Chapel Field was a winner at Fairyhouse on Tuesday and is much-respected under a 5lb penalty here, albeit this is a very quick turnaround and he drops significantly in trip. SOLAR HEAT also won at that venue but has the benefit of nine days recovery time. She showed a nice gear chance to get the job done and, with Paul Cawley taking 7lb off, should be going close again in this line-up with a repeat run. Percy B Shelley is a danger under the champion jockey for the first time while Zinat should be sharper for her return a fortnight ago.
  1. Solar Heat
  2. The Chapel Field
  3. Zinat

Previous Winners

2018
Commandant
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-11  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Rachael Blackmore
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
9/2
Prize Money
1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00

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