Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 13:25 John Meagher Memorial Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Yielding (Chase - Yielding to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.70s
  • Off time: 13:26:11
13:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roi Du Mee (FR) 9/10
2nd Quarryvale (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U36P-06 DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 145 5/16.00
2 5358-51 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Roi Du Mee (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 G Elliott D N Russell 148 9/101.90
3 05F132 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Ordinary Man (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 W J Burke J R Barry 130 7/18.00
4 13316-5 White, red sash, dark blue sleeves, red cap, white star Quarryvale (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 b J J Mangan P F Mangan 125 7/24.50
5 P852-41 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-11 D M O'Brien P Townend 116 10/111.00

Verdict

Bostons Angel won three Grade 1 chases in 2010/11 including the RSA at Cheltenham. He's been slowly making his way back and should be fit enough after a couple of runs over hurdles though he may just need this reintroduction to the bigger obstacles. ROI DU MEE has been mixing it in Grade company for some time and arrives here in top form having made all to beat Magnanimity in a Grade 3 at Punchestown last month. He would need to raise his game again to see off a fully-fit Bostons Angel but looks capable of doing so and is handed the vote. Ballinahow Lady had Ordinary Man just over 2l behind at Wexford last month but both will need to have made progress and Quarryvale looks more of a threat as he's been improving over fences despite having had plenty of experience.