Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 16:40 Cashel Beginners Chase2m 5f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.20s
  • Off time: 16:40:37
16:40 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forty Foot Tom 9/2
2nd Playtime Ben (IRE) 10/1
3rd Hit The Headlines (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 213P77 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 26
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6 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 20/121.00
2 F4-100 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, red stars Big Dec (IRE) 28
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6 11-12 t Ms Debbie Hartnett J L Cullen 25/126.00
3 602052 RED, black star, red cap, black stars Forty Foot Tom 19
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8 11-12 D Miley A P Heskin 9/25.50
4 471080 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Hard Bought (IRE) 35
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6 11-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 40/141.00
5 134-400 White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 25
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7 11-12 C F Swan D N Russell 2/13.00
6 UUF2U6 GREY,dark blue chevron & cap Leading The Life (IRE) 3
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10 11-12 p Ms E Broderick P F Mangan 16/117.00
7 2U3265 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 40
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9 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 120 5/23.50
8 831025 Emerald green & red quartered, diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Playtime Ben (IRE) 154
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8 11-12 D E Fitzgerald R J Jones (3) 10/111.00
9 0P0/3P-P EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Port Ferreol (FR) 99
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8 11-12 t M J McDonagh D E Splaine (5) 33/134.00
10 427265 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star War Correspondent (IRE) 26
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6 11-12 M F Morris A E Lynch 8/19.00
11 532218 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Western Man (IRE) 14
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6 11-12 R O'Leary D J Casey 10/111.00
12 P418P5/ YELLOW, red sleeves, hooped cap Stop That Tornado (IRE) 725
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8 11-5 P Delaney T P Treacy 33/134.00

Verdict

War Correspondent has been reasonably consistent over hurdles and the half-brother to War Of Attrition should make a chaser, though the experience of MACKEYS FORGE may just prove too much for him here. Dessie Hughes' charge has some strong form in better company and though a bit disappointing at times this looks about his level and he can finally get off the mark over the bigger obstacles. Western Man ran poorly over hurdles last time but an earlier fine effort over this course and distance was followed by a hurdles success at Fairyhouse so he is definitely one to keep an eye on. Hit The Headlines, a maiden hurdle and bumper winner, is bred for chasing and is expected to do well in this sphere