Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 15:20 Premier County Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:25
15:20 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st He'llberemembered (IRE) 7/2
2nd Drive Time (USA) 4/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 51/1F-64 BLACK, large red spots, red spots on sleeves, red cap Archie Meade (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 t Daniel Howard D J Howard 126 14/115.00
3 01FP-55 WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Canaly (IRE) 48
Nag me
8 11-6 D T Hughes B J Cooper 135 20/121.00
4 1F1/F1-4 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Drive Time (USA) 84
Nag me
8 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 150 4/71.57
5 22158-6 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 11-6 J P Ryan R M Power 137 10/111.00
8 2168-30 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 36
Nag me
10 11-0 P G Fahey S E Butler (5) 133 7/24.50
9 1-B9S30 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Sweet My Lord (FR) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 135 14/115.00
Non runners
1F/1F5-17On His Own (IRE)911-10W P MullinsP Townend142
6501230-Si C'etait Vrai (FR)711-6D T HughesD N Russell137
71F3F56-Un Beau Matin (IRE)511-6G ElliottK M Donoghue136

Verdict

Willie Mullins has never won this and aims to put matters right with three entries. With Ruby on board, DRIVE TIME looks the stable's main hope and he can start making up for lost time. Four times a winner in eight starts over hurdles, his close fourth in the Galway Hurdle was a superb effort and he gives the impression there's much more to come. On His Own is better known as a chaser these days but has a penalty for his victory over today's rival Si C'Etait Vrai at Navan in February and the runner-up may be capable of reversing the form. Sweet My Lord is the other Mullins entry but his future probably lies over fences. Foildubh is a high-class chaser at his best and still capable of a big run over hurdles on testing ground so could do with more rain.