Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 17:10 Thurles Racecourse Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 17:10:20
17:10 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darenjan (IRE) 11/1
2nd Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 3/1
3rd Moiqen (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2F490P ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink cap Slieveardagh (IRE) 81
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 131 4/15.00
2 02793F RED & PINK STRIPES, pink sleeves, black cap Darenjan (IRE) 153
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-13 b J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 122 11/112.00
3 21-3208 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Headford Flyer (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 E O'Grady P T Enright 122 9/110.00
4 636734 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 t C O'Dwyer D N Russell 122 3/14.00
5 574414 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Moiqen (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 t P Byrne M P Walsh 115 4/15.00
6 821018 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Luke's Benefit (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-3 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 112 8/19.00
7 685-7U3 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Predateur (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-3 t J J Lambe E J O'Connell 112 12/113.00
8 9005PP Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Rinroe (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-1 b P J Gilligan A E Lynch 110 14/115.00
9 253F9F MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap A New Day (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 10-0 ht J P Ryan K C Sexton (7)(ex1) 109 10/111.00

Verdict

Luke's Benefit has been expertly placed to win six times, shared between hurdles and fences. He's just 3lb higher than when last successful over the bigger obstacles and looks sure to go well again. It's a long time since Darenjan won a race and he's probably still a few pounds high but Moiqen landed a beginners' chase here in February, though he couldn't follow up in a handicap at Wexford. SLIEVEARDAGH looked a smart prospect at this time last year on good ground and though his recent runs have left plenty to be desired he's found conditions against him. He's been dropped to a fair mark and this looks within his capabilities. Uncle Tom Cobley is consistent enough which is why he remains on a high enough mark though he rarely wins.