Today's racecards

Clonmel

  • 13:55 Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 22.10s
  • Off time: 13:56:21
13:55 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quietly Fancied (IRE) 11/2
2nd Harold's Cross (AUS) 11/1
3rd A Decent Excuse (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 476-409 MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-10 E O'Connell Mr J J King (7) 138 25/126.00
2 4133FP- Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Allee Garde (FR) 220
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-8 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 136 20/121.00
3 F1P-47F EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 T J Nagle-Jr T J Doyle 130 10/111.00
4 P0-3P24 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Quietly Fancied (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 O McKiernan R Walsh 121 11/26.50
5 116-559 DARK GREEN, yellow seams, quartered cap Betterthanalright (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-3 Liam Casey P F Mangan 117 33/134.00
6 8/51110- EMERALD GREEN, white stars, dark green sleeves & cap Irish Soul (IRE) 341
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-3 p J Motherway H D Dunne (7) 117 11/112.00
7 327211 Emerald green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Roadtoabbeyfeale (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-3 t John A Supple E J O'connell 117 11/43.75
8 12522-5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ballyburke (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-2 P J Rothwell D J Casey 116 10/111.00
9 2338-3P GREY, black inverted triangle, halved sleeves, quartered cap Caheronaun (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 109 11/26.50
10 384621 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 5 (ex4)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 E M O'Sullivan A P Crowe 97 10/34.33
11 2F-U065 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Harold's Cross (AUS) 40
Nag me
7 9-10 b C Roche K C Sexton (7)(ex2) 105 11/112.00

Verdict

The once-useful veteran Powerstation alternates between fences and hurdles these days and is better handicapped over the bigger obstacles, unlike the potentially very useful chaser Allee Garde who will probably just need this before tackling fences again. A Decent Excuse was a little unlucky when beaten narrowly by ROADTOABBEYFEALE at Limerick last month and followed that with an astonishing 33-length victory in a maiden at Naas where the very heavy ground took its toll on his rivals. But the winner is going from strength to strength and, with a 6lb pull in the weights, can confirm the form and complete his hat-trick. Irish Soul completed a hat-trick around this time last year and is still potentially reasonably treated while Quietly Fancied has some fine form over fences to his credit and reverts to hurdles on what looks a lenient mark.