Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 14:45 Rock Of Cashel Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.70s
  • Off time: 14:46:00
14:45 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Foildubh (IRE) 7/2
2nd Rubi Ball (FR) 1/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 53U120 Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 31
Nag me
9 11-10 T Cummins Mr M J O'Connor 131 11/112.00
2 58-6424 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 11-10 J P Ryan P Carberry 140 7/24.50
3 P35-363 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 11-10 v1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 132 7/18.00
4 7478-19 WHITE, red stars, white sleeves, check cap Dante Anna (IRE) 202
Nag me
8 11-3 bt Seamus Larkin MR C L Murphy (7) 103 66/167.00
5 P- EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Pirate Chest (IRE) 108
Nag me
5 11-0 M J McDonagh B T O'Connell 100/1101.00
6 P3F222- Royal blue & emerald green diamonds, royal blue sleeves & cap Rubi Ball (FR) 312
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-0 W P Mullins R Walsh 1/21.50
7 24-3380 White, royal blue slvs, check cap Needed The Run (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 10-7 Miss M Harding P A Gallagher (5) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won five of the last eight including the last two. Unlike most of his recruits from France, RUBI BALL is a very experienced performer with two Grade 1 victories over fences and other Grade successes over timber to his credit. He wasn't in that kind of form last year so escapes a penalty and could hardly be better in for his debut. Like his main rival, Foildubh, he'll do better when sent over the bigger obstacles but is taken to continue his trainer's run in the event. Foildubh won a Grade 2 over fences in April but has mainly been performing over timber subsequently and won't go down without a fight. Aughnacurraveel didn't run very well at Naas last time and will need to do much better while Seefood, who was in tremendous form around this time a year ago, has failed to progress as expected.