Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 15:05 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f 110y

  • Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 F83502 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, check cap Rudigreen (IRE) 8
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9 12-0 pt J J Hanlon B Hayes (4) 97 1001
2 94P170 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 24
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8 11-12 I Madden D E Splaine (4) 95 1001
3 132534 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, red cap High Talk (IRE) 8
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8 11-11 t M M McNiff D R Fox (4) 94 1001
4 F36-201 RED, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red stars A Hill To Climb (IRE) 54
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6 11-9 Kevin O'Sullivan B F Cawley (4) 92 1001
5 200001 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Yachvili (IRE) 8
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9 11-9 J J Lambe L A McKenna (4) 92 1001
6 2-6000P BLACK, royal blue chevron & sleeves, black cap A New Story (IRE) 18
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14 11-7 M Hourigan S J Crimin (4) 90 1001
7 746031 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ballyfinboy (IRE) 11
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6 11-7 J R Finn D J Bates (2) 90 1001
8 3/10-000 RED, black seams, black cap, red star War Of Words (IRE) 65
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6 11-7 D Ahern H D Dunne (4) 90 1001
9 374-000 Dark green, yellow hoop, red sleeves, white armlet, yellow cap, black star High Class Show (IRE) 28
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7 11-6 b1 J J Walsh M A Enright (2) 89 1001
10 383642 WHITE, red sleeves, black & red quartered cap Preswell Lad (IRE) 28
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9 11-5 M J Fitzgerald M P Butler (2) 88 1001
11 0-08F26 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Western Man (IRE) 16
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5 11-5 R O'Leary J S McGarvey (4) 88 1001
12 0-8609P EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Ever Dreaming (USA) 25
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7 11-3 J Morrison G Malone (4) 86 1001
13 5-13308 Red, white hoop, red sleeves, emerald green cap, white spots Watt A Diva (IRE) 28
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8 11-2 Daniel G Murphy R J Jones 85 1001
14 P8/6PP-5 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue & white striped cap What's In Front (IRE) 16
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11 11-0 Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 83 1001
15 450-P3P Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap Lion Valley (IRE) 35
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9 10-13 t S Braddish P D Kennedy (2) 82 1001
16 005/7-P6 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Beneficial Banks (IRE) 16
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10 10-11 b1 C P Donoghue M J Bolger 80 1001
17 21/360-5 Light blue & royal blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, check cap Kizzy O (IRE) 28
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9 10-11 P T Flavin M N Doran (2) 80 1001
18 8-30246 Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves & cap Sherika (IRE) 35
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7 10-11 Mrs G O'Connor B R Dalton (2) 80 1001
19 S0544/5 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Seeability (IRE) 11
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9 11-12 P O Brady Reserve 1 95 1001
20 036947 RED, black stars, red sleeves, striped cap Thepartysover 42
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7 11-10 t G Hayes Reserve 2 93 1001
21 PP-P906 GREY, red stars, red cap Sruleen (IRE) 14
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6 11-2 L Whitmore Reserve 3 85 1001

Verdict

Neither Yachvili nor Rudigreen, who finished 1-2 at Downpatrick last week, are noted for their consistency so both are passed over this time along with High Talk, who started favourite but was beaten a long way. BALLYFINBOY hasn't had much racing and stepped up a gear to beat Tarquinius over this trip at Navan earlier this month. The runner-up came out a few days later and won easily so a 7lb rise, negated by Declan Bates' claim, shouldn't prove enough to prevent a quick follow-up. Preswell Lad has been chasing but reverted to hurdles to run well behind Cool Oscar over the C&D last month so has to go on the short-list. Sherika is another chaser who arrives here on a 14lb lower mark and it wouldn't be a surprise to see her go well from the bottom of the handicap.