Thurles

  • 12:55 Cashel Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.70s
  • Off time: 12:55:14
12:55 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stop The Clock (IRE) 6/1
2nd Peinora (IRE) 5/1
3rd Kathleen Frances 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7 MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Kathleen Frances 11
Nag me
6 11-7 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 7/24.50
2 558 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Peinora (IRE) 34
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6 11-7 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 99 5/16.00
3 9 Emerald green & dark blue diabolo, dark blue sleeves, emerald green diabolo, emerald green & dark blue quartered cap Claudia Augusta (IRE) 11
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7 10-13 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/18.00
4 LIGHT GREEN, black sash, black & white hooped sleeves, black cap Kampala Girl (IRE)
Nag me
6 10-13 C Ross R C Colgan 25/126.00
5 80/800 Yellow, em green star & sleeves, em green cap, yellow star Natural Ability (IRE) 11
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8 10-13 J S Cullen C Brassil (7) 66/167.00
6 70-F990 PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Sanforized (IRE) 7
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7 10-13 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 86 16/117.00
7 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Kimberlite (IRE)
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5 10-11 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 7/42.75
8 7 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Stop The Clock (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 10-11 C Roche A P Crowe 6/17.00
9 497PU9 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Sultana Belle (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-11 J J Lambe E J O'connell 92 14/115.00

Verdict

These look a very moderate bunch so it would be no surprise to se a winning debut from SIZING KIMBERLITE, who cost 62,000 euros as a three-year-old. She's by top NH stallion Flemensfirth out of a mare from the family of Cab On Target and will be expected to do well over jumps. Peinora won on the Flat in July but has shown little in her three starts over timber so Stop The Clock looks more of a threat as she showed a glimmer of potential in a strong Navan maiden last month. Kathleen Frances won three times on the level and though eventually well beaten on her hurdles bow over the C&D didn't perform badly and will have come on for the run.