Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 16:20 Premier County Hurdle2m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.30s
  • Off time: 16:20:21
16:20 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mossley (IRE) 6/1
2nd Marlay Park (IRE) 25/1
3rd Western Leader (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4180-61 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Muirhead (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 N Meade P Carberry 152 11/43.75
2 3476-40 MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 136
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-6 E O'Connell D N Russell 140 12/113.00
3 012PF6 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 p O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 124 14/115.00
4 1/U36P-0 DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 19
Nag me
8 11-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 130 10/111.00
5 0-385P0 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, red star Marlay Park (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 127 25/126.00
6 P/12PP-0 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Mossley (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-0 t1 R Hennessy B J Geraghty 139 6/17.00
7 22420-3 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Shinrock Paddy (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-0 pt P Nolan R Walsh 150 5/23.50
8 112/22P- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Western Leader (IRE) 54
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 p1 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 138 8/19.00
9 213316- White, red sash, dark blue sleeves, red cap, white star Quarryvale (IRE) 243
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-7 b J J Mangan P F Mangan (3) 6/17.00

Verdict

The veteran Powerstation won this back in 2008 but never got into the action in a strong renewal last year. He's still useful but may just need the run and along with recent chase winner Muirhead and the mainly disappointing Whodouyouthink has a penalty to carry. Last season's triple Grade 1 winning chaser Bostons Angel continue his rehabilitation and will have come on for his run over timber at Gowran earlier this month while Grade 2 winner Western Leader also had a recent run though he was well beaten at Killarney. Quarryvale has won four times over the bigger obstacles but has never run over hurdles and though SHINROCK PADDY is another whose future lies over fences he has a Grade 1 over hurdles to his credit and arrives here on the back of a fair run on the Flat so should be straight enough to make a winning return.