Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 13:05 I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Hurdle2m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 57.60s
  • Off time: 13:05:11
13:05 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Folsom Blue (IRE) 9/2
2nd Star Neuville (FR) 6/1
3rd Castle Wings (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42-1221 Royal Blue, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Pickapocketortwo (IRE) 63
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 t W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 10/34.33
2 210741 BLACK, large red spots, red spots on sleeves, red cap Archie Meade (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 P J F Hassett D J Howard 119 7/18.00
3 313-0U1 EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, quartered cap Benefficient (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 11-5 A J Martin R Walsh 2/13.00
4 04FF21 ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 J J Mangan Andrew J McNamara 9/110.00
5 510-021 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 21
Nag me
6 11-5 J J Hanlon B Hayes (7) 6/17.00
6 7-6241 Red & Black Diamonds, Red Cap Firebird Flyer (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-2 James Dullea B R Dalton (7) 109 16/117.00
7 223-21 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Folsom Blue (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 11-2 C O'Dwyer D N Russell 9/25.50
8 4P1-67 LIGHT BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Handsome Dan (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-0 D Leahy K Whelan 100/1101.00

Verdict

A potentially decent contest made even more intriguing by the presence of Ruby Walsh on board Benefficient for Tony Martin. He rode the six-year-old to an impressive success at Navan last time and the 5lb he receives from PICKAPOCKETORTWO may have swayed him. However, the latter has been ridden by Patrick Mullins in all of his nine races to date and the form of his latest success at Thurles could hardly have worked out better as his three opponents that day have all won subsequently. He gets the nod though Star Neuville looked a smart performer when defeating Mullins' odds-on Vesper Bell at Leopardstown and is very much on the upgrade. Folsom Blue is another going places and though attempting this trip for the first time under Rules should have no problems staying while Castle Wings ploughed through the Limerick mud for a very impressive success last time and is another to consider.