Today's racecards

Clonmel

  • 14:55 Munster Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.70s
  • Off time: 14:55:56
14:55 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rathlin 16/1
2nd Unika La Reconce (FR) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/11F YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Anonis (GER) 25
Nag me
7 11-9 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 3/14.00
2 951333 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-9 M Hourigan A P Heskin 127 14/115.00
3 2-434F6 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Rathlin 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 t M F Morris B J Cooper 130 16/117.00
4 Evs MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rye Martini (IRE) 122
Nag me
6 11-9 C A Murphy D N Russell 13/27.50
5 011428 Light blue, brown diamond, purple cap Whats Happening (IRE) 109
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 M Hourigan P Townend 33/134.00
6 1126 Royal blue, black chevron, white sleeves, black armlet, black cap, white star Blacklough (IRE) 56
Nag me
5 11-7 W J Austin B F Cawley (7) 125 20/121.00
7 9-2321 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Unika La Reconce (FR) 60
Nag me
5 11-0 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/111.73

Verdict

The mare UNIKA LA RECONCE was having her first start for Willie Mullins when making all in a Thurles maiden in December where she had subsequent winner Speckled Wood 12 lengths behind in second. This is much tougher but she will have come on for the run and her allowance is a major bonus. She's handed the vote though Dushybeag looks a big threat. Mick Hourigan's charge won a maiden over the track and trip in November and has been performing in much better class recently including when third to Inish Island in a Grade 3 here two weeks ago. Winning point-to-pointer Rye Martini looks a nice prospect for Colm Murphy and will have benefited from his opening victory under Rules at Tipperary in October while the very useful chaser Rathlin was certainly no slouch over timber at his best. Anonis could be the fly in the ointment here as the Listed bumper winner was still in touch and travelling well enough when falling in the Grade 2 won by Cheltenham hope Pont Alexandre at Leopardstown.