Thurles

  • 16:30 Thurles Racecourse Hurdle3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.60s
  • Off time: 16:30:48
16:30 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 114145 Purple, yellow cap, purple star Gold Patrol (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (3) 125 10/34.33
4 1332-53 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 123
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-0 W P Mullins M P Fogarty 145 7/42.75
5 63/04-56 YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Mourad (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 W P Mullins D J Casey 152 11/82.38
6 0474F8 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 T J Nagle-Jr B T O'Connell 123 7/18.00
Non runners
2375211Off The Charts (IRE)511-8D T HughesM P Walsh120
3236125Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE)511-3M F MorrisA E Lynch120

Verdict

The last time Mourad and MIKAEL D'HAGUENET met the former gave 2lb and a six-length beating to his stablemate though that was two years ago. He hasn't had much racing subsequently and his two recent comeback runs after a long absence have been very moderate. His rival is usually described as enigmatic after a less than spectacular career over fences, though the fact is thtat he's won nine times over hurdles and was beaten just two lengths by Hurricane Fly in the Grade 1 Morgiana at Punchestown in November. That would obviously be good enough and he's taken to grab victory number 10. The lightly raced and progressive Off The Charts will ensure the Mullins duo don't have things their own way and though only winning narrowly here last time was always travelling nicely and the longer trip will suit. The remaining trio have a mountain to climb on official ratings.