Today's racecards

Thurles

  • 15:20 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.30s
  • Off time: 15:20:47
15:20 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Let Me Fly (IRE)
1st Rating Queen (IRE) 33/10
2nd High Class Show (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 27610/6- YELLOW, royal blue braces, check cap Imperial Breeze (IRE) 380
Nag me
7 11-12 t J J Lambe L A McKenna (4) 95 20/121.00
3 4485-P9 Royal blue, maroon sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Railway Vic (IRE) 23
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5 11-12 bt S K Ryder R J Jones 95 12/113.00
4 393473 PURPLE, pink diamond, white sleeves, purple cap, pink diamond Littletown Lass (IRE) 16
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7 11-10 b1 S Byrne P D Kennedy (2) 93 14/115.00
5 U60/079- ORANGE, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Bobsthewizard (IRE) 516
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10 11-9 F Flood B Hayes (4) 92 16/117.00
6 F53808 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue sash, light blue cap, royal blue star Summers King (IRE) 23
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4 11-9 t P Carey S J Gray 95 16/117.00
7 PP6P2P RED, yellow panel & cap Sids Choice 90
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6 11-8 G T Lynch J Kerse (4) 91 20/121.00
8 809506 Emerald green & light green check, light green sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green & light green check cap Paddys Pride (IRE) 39
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5 11-7 John O'Shaughnessy D E Splaine (4) 90 16/117.00
9 374-000 Dark green, yellow hoop, red sleeves, white armlet, yellow cap, black star High Class Show (IRE) 36
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7 11-6 b1 J J Walsh M A Enright (2) 89 14/115.00
10 0-33149 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Serra Nova (IRE) 30
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7 11-6 Daniel G Murphy T Carroll (2) 89 8/19.00
11 0-8609P EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Ever Dreaming (USA) 33
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7 11-3 J Morrison G Malone (4) 86 20/121.00
12 F8PP/73 ROYAL BLUE AND GREY HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Rating Queen (IRE) 29
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11 11-2 Miss E Doyle K Sexton (4) 85 33/104.30
13 0006F3 RED, white stars, white sleeves, striped cap Picton Pride (IRE) 33
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6 11-1 D Ahern H D Dunne (4) 84 20/121.00
14 010545 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop World Citizen (IRE) 5
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6 11-1 D McDonogh S Crmin (4) 84 5/16.00
15 77/46-92 EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Short Grass (IRE) 15
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7 11-0 bt C Roche J S McGarvey (4) 83 7/24.50
16 0PF-588 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 9
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9 10-11 t V T O'Brien B R Dalton (2) 80 20/121.00
Non runners
20-090Let Me Fly (IRE)511-12Miss A MooneyM J Bolger95

Verdict

SHORT GRASS can take this as though he has only shown a modicum of ability it didn't prevent a plunge on his recent start at Clonmel. That wasn't the first time he's been well backed and his supporters will be getting despondent as he was beaten fairly and squarely by Chu Chu Thomas. The assessor has given him another 3lb but Rating Queen, who was over 5l behind Chu Chu Thomas at Clonmel earlier, has plenty to do on a line through the winner as does World Citizen, who finished fourth when the selection was runner-up. Littletown Lass has had a couple of recent runs over fences but hasn't looked happy and should be more at home back over timber. She's not badly treated and will like the conditions while Serra Nova is better than he showed at Punchestown last time.