Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 14:45 Kinloch Brae Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €24,375 2nd €7,125 3rd €3,375 4th €1,125
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.40s
  • Off time: 14:45:16
14:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Texas Jack (IRE) 4/1
2nd Baily Green (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P1111/ MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Last Instalment (IRE) 704
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 P Fenton B J Cooper 150 11/53.20
2 21015-F Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 75
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 T J Taaffe P Townend 151 5/16.00
3 32P4-25 Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 t M F Morris D J Casey 156 5/16.00
4 1/12-309 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Prince De Beauchene (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-8 W P Mullins R Walsh 151 8/19.00
5 6145-F4 Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 70
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-8 p C A Murphy D N Russell 155 7/18.00
6 3127-33 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 N Meade P Carberry 150 4/15.00
7 4422-25 Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-3 t N Meade B J Geraghty 150 10/111.00

Verdict

The return to action of Last Instalment has been very eagerly awaited. Philip Fenton's star chaser is unbeaten in four starts over fences, the last two in Grade 1 company including a six-length victory over First Lieutenant at Leopardstown in December 2011. He hasn't been seen since the following February but wouldn't be risked unless though capable of a big run. Willie Mullins had plenty of original entries and relies on Prince De Beauchene, who is more likely to be seen to better effect in the Grand National. QUITO DE LA ROQUE came into this race a year ago in poor form but gained an impressive victory. It's a similar story this time and, though he was behind Realt Dubh the last time they met here in November, he was conceding 10lb and can reverse the form and score again. Baily Green ran poorly in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown last time but his earlier run behind Sizing Europe puts him right in the frame while the progressive Argocat was there with every chance on his return to action at Down Royal in November when falling at the last.