Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 16:10 Arctic Tack Stud Hunters Chase3m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.30s
  • Off time: 16:11:06
16:10 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Equus Maximus (IRE) 9/1
2nd Oscar Delta (IRE) 5/4
3rd Goonyella (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 33-0048 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 C A McBratney Mr N McParlan (7) 112 25/126.00
3 21040/1- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Freneys Well 18
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-11 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 140 12/113.00
4 2-F2111 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Goonyella (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 3/14.00
5 669161 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Long Strand (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-11 t D P Nagle Miss E McCutcheon (7) 109 16/117.00
6 28231-1 Purple, emerald green cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Oscar Delta (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 J J Mangan Miss J M Mangan (7) 5/42.25
7 254-13P YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Viking Splash (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 p J J Hanlon Miss R Blackmore (7) 120 12/113.00
8 6P/UP-15 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Equus Maximus (IRE) 253
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-7 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 139 9/110.00
9 P-5114P DARK BLUE, white diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue cap, white diamonds Foreverpresenting (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 t1 J P Dempsey Mr M P Fogarty (3) 40/141.00
10 FP-3174 BLACK, emerald green sash & cap Highly Unlikely (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 L Lennon Mr J Creswell (7) 33/134.00
11 0/1363-P Red, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, red cap Johnnyofcourse (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 p B R Hamilton Mr J J Codd 12/113.00
12 00/3F-21 Pink, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars Mr Shankly (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 t1 William P Murphy Mr S G Carey (5) 33/134.00
13 24PP-1F Purple, white braces, quartered cap Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Ross O'sullivan Mr D L Queally (5) 108 20/121.00
14 5/34-3F2 ORANGE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, white & black hooped cap Some Present (IRE) 11
Nag me
10 11-7 S Curling Mr Derek O'Connor 10/111.00
Non runners
117-3733Merchant Royal (IRE)912-0D M ChristieMr B O'Neill

Verdict

Merchant Royal won this a year ago for Dermot Weld but hasn't been in the same kind of form for new connections. The veteran Freneys Well is very useful at this level though he prefers quicker ground than he'll face here while Goonyella had his path cleared when his rivals had mishaps at Limerick though he had been travelling well throughout and probably would have won anyway. He's only a youngster and with more to give he's a big threat to all but the experience of OSCAR DELTA may be too much for him. Jimmy Mangan's charge finished third in the Foxhunter at Cheltenham in March before beating On The Fringe at Fairyhouse. Last month's point-to-point success will have put him straight and this looks within his capabilities.