Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 13:05 Irish Stallion Farms E.b.f. Beginners Chase2m

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,126 3rd €1,000 4th €625
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.00s
  • Off time: 13:05:10
13:05 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hampshire Express (IRE) 4/1
2nd Bob Lingo (IRE) 11/8
3rd Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 496175/ ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 662
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 P J Rothwell S W Jackson 25/126.00
2 13/42-F3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 T Mullins M P Walsh 11/82.38
3 UP4/7-P Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars Down The Road (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-12 t G T Lynch D G Hogan 66/167.00
4 3PU1-74 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Elysian Rock 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 M F Morris M J Ferris 16/117.00
5 10/7-0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap First In Line (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 N Madden N P Madden 50/151.00
6 001U17- RED & BLACK HOOPS, yellow sleeves, red cap Hampshire Express (IRE) 194
Nag me
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/15.00
7 9041F6- RED & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, red sleeves, check cap Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 214
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 A L T Moore D N Russell 10/111.00
8 91/90-4P WHITE, red sleeves, black & red quartered cap Preswell Lad (IRE) 76
Nag me
7 11-12 M J Fitzgerald E Mullins 33/134.00
9 44/1737- DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Quiamo Malta (FR) 197
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 P Nolan A P Cawley 14/115.00
10 5/1224-8 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Red Basil (FR) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 J A Nash D J Casey 25/126.00
12 4110-13 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Slievecorragh (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 b F Flood B J Geraghty 6/17.00
13 7/067-00 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Something Fishy (IRE) 83
Nag me
6 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P W Flood 50/151.00
14 522215- YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap The Book Thief (IRE) 207
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 E O'Grady A E Lynch 12/113.00
15 2598-58 RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds No One Tells Me 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 8/19.00
16 P727-3P ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Swift Lady (IRE) 165
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-7 P Meany B M Cash 40/141.00
Non runners
1107F430Rockys Choice (IRE)711-12C ByrnesB C Byrnes109

Verdict

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh have won this twice in the past six years and their representative this time, point-to-point and hurdles winner Hampshire Express, is certain to come in for support on his chasing debut. He's definitely one to watch but BOB LINGO gets the vote. Tom Mullins' charge was unfortunate not to make a winning start over fences at Gowran and came up against two very promising types in Noble Prince and Healys Bar at Punchestown last week. Quiamo Malta is a real chasing-bred type who has been biding his time over hurdles while Elysian Rock, The Book Thief and Slievecorragh are others capable of doing well over the bigger obstacles.