Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 13:35 Glen Chase3m

  • Winner €7,934 2nd €1,840 3rd €805 4th €460
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 44.00s
  • Off time: 13:36:15
13:35 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 3/1
2nd Snooze (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55P05-U ORANGE, white spots, white sleeves, orange cap, white star Florida Express (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-10 p P Redmond B T O'Connell 118 25/126.00
2 3464-2P RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 12
Nag me
10 11-10 T Cooper B J Cooper 150 3/14.00
3 22632/4- Brown, orange seams, orange sleeves, orange & brown quartered cap Oscar Time (IRE) 371
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-10 M M Lynch Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 146 5/16.00
4 133FP-9 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Allee Garde (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 M Hourigan A P Heskin 138 7/24.50
5 151P-2P DARK BLUE & LIGHT BLUE CHECK, white sleeves, dark blue & light blue check cap Berties Dream (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 p H De Bromhead A E Lynch 133 11/43.75
6 1-06761 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Snooze (FR) 11
Nag me
6 11-1 Mrs S A Bramall I J McCarthy (3) 123 4/15.00

Verdict

Snooze jumped and stayed well when gaining a surprise victory at Cork but meets much stronger rivals here. Berties Dream has been racing in strong company since scoring very easily over the C&D in January but was undoubtedly disappointing in the Cork Grand National last time. Allee Garde looked a potential star when making a winning debut over fences at Clonmel last December but has gone to pieces after falling when fancied at the Cheltenham Festival. He'll be better for a recent confidence booster but 2011 Grand National runner-up Oscar Time hasn't run since having a spin over hurdles here a year ago and will probably need the run. FORPADYDEPLASTERER has only raced over this trip once - pulling up behind Long Run in the King George - and he hasn't exactly been in the best of form. However, he has consistently raced against the very top class and gets the nod as this is a rare venture outside of Grade company.