Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 14:15 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.30s
  • Off time: 14:15:05
14:15 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balnaslow (IRE) 4/6
2nd Hunting Party (IRE) 15/8
3rd Western Man (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 030262 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Balnaslow (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-12 W P Mullins D N Russell 4/61.67
3 3341-13 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Hunting Party (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 15/82.88
4 19-16 Maroon, light blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, light blue star on cap Kilcarry Bridge (IRE) 149
Nag me
6 11-12 J P Ryan R J Jones (3) 16/117.00
5 66/00 BLACK, red diamond & chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Typical Man 34
Nag me
6 11-12 b1 Donncha Duggan P A Gallagher (5) 66/167.00
6 96U033 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Western Man (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-12 b1 R O'Leary D J Casey 106 10/111.00
7 3/14P-0 Red, emerald green stars, emerald green seams on sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Bridies Boy (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-10 Ms M Duggan B M Cash 50/151.00
9 352486 WHITE, emerald green sash & sleeves, orange cap, white star Knockanarrigan (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-10 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 25/126.00
10 93-6F03 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Mrs Henderson 8
Nag me
8 11-5 F Costello Mr R W Barron (7) 87 50/151.00
11 27-0B90 White, red cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Status Update (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 11-5 p C Wilkinson J L Cullen 50/151.00
12 6430-10 White & red stripes, red stars on cap Tukawhile (IRE) 164
Nag me
8 11-5 S Aherne M J Ferris 25/126.00
Non runners
233426-0Castle Wings (IRE)811-12J J ManganP F Mangan118
8423310-Call Rog (IRE)511-10M F MorrisM P Walsh

Verdict

BALNASLOW only scored once over hurdles but showed that chasing would be his game when a fine second to the promising Art Of Logistics on his debut over the bigger obstacles at Gowran. He'll improve for that experience and can see off the attentions of Castle Wings, who started off well over fences but hasn't progressed as expected. Hunting Party, a progressive hurdler in the spring, will have found the ground much too fast on his chasing bow at Roscommon and should soon leave that form well behind. Call Rog won a very competitive novices handicap over hurdles at Fairyhouse in March and with his pedigree suggesting he'll do better chasing he's one to keep an eye on.