Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 15:25 Holycross Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.40s
  • Off time: 15:27:35
15:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Famous Ballerina (IRE) 5/2
2nd Caitlin Brook (IRE) 16/1
3rd Island Villa (IRE) 20/1
4th Duty Dance (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 79-022P PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star Lortzing (IRE) 4
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6 11-11 h Karl Thornton Mr J C Barry (7) 94 13/27.50
2 50-0060 WHITE, dark blue panel, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlet, dark blue cap West Of The Edge (IRE) 14
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5 11-11 James Dullea B Hayes (5) 94 33/134.00
3 5010-07 Maroon, white sash & sleeves, white stars on cap Josie S And B (IRE) 25
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6 11-10 t S K Ryder K C Sexton (7) 93 14/115.00
4 7-09750 WHITE, purple diamond, purple spots on sleeves & cap Wisty (IRE) 34
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4 11-6 h E Stanners M Darcy (3) 92 12/113.00
5 F03PP/4 RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Ballysassian (IRE) 18
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10 11-5 T O'Brien Mr R O Harding (3) 88 5/16.00
6 90PP0-P BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Luck Pennie (IRE) 151
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6 11-5 pt J J Hanlon S G McDermott 88 33/134.00
7 076P-P0 MAROON, yellow hoop, maroon sleeves, yellow star on cap Luddsdenene (IRE) 154
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8 11-4 P J Rothwell P Townend 87 16/117.00
8 8U7022 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Famous Ballerina (IRE) 7
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5 11-2 J A Berry M P Fogarty 85 5/23.50
9 0909 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Firethorn (IRE) 22
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4 11-2 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 88 8/19.00
10 0U00 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Island Villa (IRE) 18
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4 11-0 Denis Hogan Andrew J McNamara 86 20/121.00
11 59754/4- WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Amazing Star (IRE) 23
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8 10-13 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 82 12/113.00
12 00/500-7 RED, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap Ringned (IRE) 12
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10 10-13 T Foley R Loughran 82 16/117.00
13 0900/ ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Enough Is Enough (IRE) 46
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6 10-12 P Meany R J Jones (3) 81 33/134.00
14 0-08F0F ORANGE, black star, hooped cap Begerin Bridge (IRE) 18
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6 10-11 Miss B A K Murphy J L Cullen 80 25/126.00
15 7-B0098 Red, royal blue chevron & sleeves, red cap Caitlin Brook (IRE) 18
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6 10-11 t S Ryan S A Shortall (7) 80 16/117.00
16 U00834 ROYAL BLUE, yellow spots Duty Dance (IRE) 20
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8 10-11 pt Daniel Howard D J Howard 80 16/117.00
17 01FPP7/ Purple, black hoop, hooped sleeves, beige cap, red star Forgot To Dance (IRE) 606
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7 10-11 P McCreery S E Butler (5) 80 33/134.00
18 7/0074-9 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Gothen Niece (IRE) 18
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9 10-11 C P Donoghue A P Heskin 80 25/126.00
Non runners
19570037Charging Indian (IRE)711-10A SlatteryReserve 193

Verdict

It's two years since Amazing Star gained his only success over hurdles but he hasn't been running badly on the Flat this summer and should go well. Charging Indian was a big disappointment at Clonmel last time after a much better at Gowran but all recent form points to FAMOUS BALLERINA. She may have been a bit unlucky when beaten a short-head by Hard Bought at Clonmel a week ago and, as that was only her seventh start over hurdles, she's likely to make further progress and this should be her first success. Ballysassian was having his first start since April 2011 when a very good fourth at Cork last month and with that under his belt he looks the main threat.