Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 14:10 Matty Ryan Memorial Kinloch Brae Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €29,249 2nd €8,550 3rd €4,050 4th €1,351
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.80s
  • Off time: 14:10:17
14:10 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quito De La Roque (FR) 12/1
2nd Roi Du Mee (FR) 15/8
3rd Joncol (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113-336 Maroon, white star & armlet, dark blue cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 p C A Murphy P Townend 155 12/113.00
2 414/11-1 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white diamonds Days Hotel (IRE) 39
Nag me
8 11-8 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 159 2/13.00
3 12-434F Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Rathlin 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 t M F Morris B J Cooper 145 12/113.00
4 8-51111 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Roi Du Mee (FR) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 G Elliott D N Russell 156 15/82.88
5 15-2532 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-8 E J O'Grady R Walsh 153 14/115.00
6 U12342 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 J P Ryan P Carberry 147 6/17.00
7 127-352 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Joncol (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-3 t1 P Nolan R M Power 153 7/18.00
8 2632/4-4 Brown, orange seams, orange sleeves, orange & brown quartered cap Oscar Time (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse Winner
12 11-3 M M Lynch Mr S Waley-Cohen 146 33/134.00

Verdict

Quito De La Roque looked an outstanding prospect just over a year ago when beating Sizing Europe at Down Royal but hasn't kicked on from that. He was soon struggling in the Lexus last time and needs to show that he's bounced back. DAYS HOTEL had looked a bit special when slamming subsequent Grade 1 winner Lucky William at Punchestown in November 2011 but wasn't seen again until a Grade 2 at Cork last month where his superb jumping soon had his rivals struggling. With further progress likely he'll take some beating here. Roi Du Mee is doing really well over fences and gained his seventh success when comfortably accounting for Tranquil Sea at Tramore on New Year's Day. He should have no problems confirming the form and also has the edge over Joncol on their run at Punchestown in October.