Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 15:50 Happy St Valentine's Day Handicap Chase 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 16.80s
  • Off time: 15:50:24
15:50 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jolily (IRE) 9/2
2nd Kakagh (IRE) 9/2
3rd Outlaw Pete (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 40114-0 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Paddy Pub (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 K Purcell P Townend 130 10/111.00
2 P-47F87 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 T J Nagle-Jr T J Doyle 126 12/113.00
5 02U333 ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 11-2 J J Mangan P F Mangan 120 7/24.50
6 633-575 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Kakagh (IRE) 60
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 W Harney D N Russell 118 9/25.50
7 05R316 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Outlaw Pete (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-0 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 118 11/43.75
8 1P-57PP Light blue, pink stars, light blue sleeves, pink star on cap Pontiac (FR) 60
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 b G Webb D G Hogan 109 25/126.00
9 P-U5B62 White, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Pink cap Jolily (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-3 T Doyle A E Lynch 107 9/25.50
10 730F57 RED, white stars, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Boland's Corner (GER) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 p R J Tierney D E Splaine (5) 104 7/18.00
Non runners
3P29P0-PTinakellylad (IRE)911-4M F MorrisD J Casey122
4481P-53Spring Heeled (IRE)611-3J H CullotyR M Power121
11B38821Wise Oscar (IRE)99-11D T HughesB J Cooper101

Verdict

Outlaw Pete comfortably landed the cross country handicap at Cheltenham in December before starting favourite for the Thyestes Chase at Gowran. He never got involved and no doubt could have done with further but this isn't in that class and he can run into a place at least. Jolily hasn't won since scoring over the track and trip over a year ago but looked on the way back to form at Leopardstown in December though he could have done without a 2lb rise. WISE OSCAR has shown little to date over fences which is why he's languishing at the bottom of the handicap. However, he's improved dramatically over hurdles recently and can revert to the bigger obstacles on a 23lb lower mark so has to be the selection. Castle Wings is consistent enough but finds it difficult to get his head in front and Spring Heeled should do better as he hasn't had much experience and is young enough to make further progress in this sort of grade.