15:00 Thurles

Friday 10 January 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3016:00
  • Jimmy Neville Memorial Rated Novice Hurdle
  • 2m 7f 101y  |   Yielding  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 6m 8.1s
1st
1
7/2
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Led, headed after 3rd, remained prominent, slight mistake 6th and not fluent 8th, led again 3 out, joined briefly entering straight, pushed along and 1 length lead last, ridden and kept on well run-in op 4/1 tchd 10/3
2nd
1 ½
2
7/2
T: M F MorrisJ: P T Enright
Held up towards rear, ran freely, mistake 8th, headway on outer after 4 out and 3rd entering straight, soon ridden and went 2nd before last, under pressure and no impression on winner run-in op 11/4
3rd
2 ¾
6
11/2
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, closer approaching 3 out and disputed lead briefly entering straight, ridden after 2 out and dropped to 3rd before last, no impression run-in, kept on one pace op 13/2 tchd 7/1 and 5/1
4th
22
8
11/2
T: P RocheJ: A P Kelly (7)
Mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along and hampered after 4 out, headway approaching straight and 4th when slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no impression approaching last, no extra op 7/1
5th
8
3
3/1f
T: P A FahyJ: D E Mullins
Tracked leaders, ran freely, headway to lead after 3rd, mistake 5th, not fluent 7th and slight mistake next, headed 3 out, soon pushed along and no extra before next, weakened op 11/4 tchd 7/2
6th
4 ¾
4
8/1
T: G T HouriganJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and 4th entering straight, no extra after 2 out, weakened op 10/1 tchd 11/1
7th
41
7
711-0
25/1
T: J R FinnJ: K C Sexton
Held up in rear, closer 4 out, pushed along and no impression when slight mistake next, soon no extra, tailed off op 33/1 tchd 50/1
8th
69
5
25/1
T: D QueallyJ: B J Foley (5)
Mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, pushed along and detached before 9th, soon weakened, completely tailed off op 50/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.70Pl:€1.60, €1.40, €1.90EX:€13.90Trifecta:€54.50SF:€17.34

Forecasts

Mister Fogpatches (3/1), Royal Thief (7/2), Foxy Jacks (7/2), Gun Merchant (11/2), Walking On Glass (11/2), Fire Away (8/1), Turbo (25/1), Allannahs Gold (25/1)

Verdict

A very tight-knit event in which very marginal preference is for GUN MERCHANT, whose run behind Andy Dufresne two starts back reads well in this company. Walking On Glass has a solid chance and has been knocking on the door of late, while top weight Royal Thief is a definite player, especially if bouncing back from a rather flat effort last time. Foxy Jacks and Turbo cannot be ruled out of the equation either, nor can Mister Fogpatches.
  1. Gun Merchant
  2. Royal Thief
  3. Walking On Glass

Previous Winners

2019
Plan Of Attack
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 5
7/2

Prize Money

1st: €9,900.002nd: €3,300.003rd: €1,649.004th: €825.005th: €495.006th: €330.00
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