Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 15:10 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.30s
  • Off time: 15:10:30
15:10 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballycasey (IRE) 4/6
2nd Milborough (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-11271 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-7 E Bolger A P Heskin 135 7/18.00
2 53/21-1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Ballycasey (IRE) 42
Nag me
6 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/61.67
3 5213-41 RED, yellow hoop & armlet, red & white hooped cap Kilcrea (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 J J Mangan P F Mangan 12/113.00
4 463-1 Purple, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple cap Milborough (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 11-5 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 14/115.00
5 F-11134 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bonisland 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 G Elliott D N Russell 133 5/23.50

Verdict

Milborough defied a long absence to land some nice bets at Tramore and though taking on better rivals there's more to come and he has to be considered. Kilcrea won a bumper and scored between the flags and looked a potentially useful heavy ground performer when scoring at Limerick. Conditions will be in his favour as they will for Love Rory, who caused a shock when beating the strongly fancied Umpact at Limerick over Christmas. BALLYCASEY has been making steady progress and looked one to follow after a very smooth victory over Noble Pageant at Clonmel. He faces tougher rivals here but should be up to the task and looks another for the champion trainer. Bonisland did very well in a Grade 2 at Navan in November but not so well when fancied there last month though he lost several lengths at the start.