12:50 Thurles
www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase (0-102) 4yo+
www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase (0-102) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 2m 2f Runners: 11
Chase Turf
Good To Firm 2m 2f
Though he has been been running well for an able claiming rider FAIRYMOUNT BOY (nap) is not an easy ride and can benefit from Davy Russell's experience to gain a change of fortune. Seskin Flyer, runner-up here last time, and Coole Craft, third at Galway in his first handicap chase, are the pick of the opposition. [Alan Sweetman]
POSTDATA Barna Venture
SPOTLIGHT Fairymount Boy
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3
Fairymount BoyC
D N Russell/M P Hourigan
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 367232
114 9/4, 2/1
15/8
SP
Expensive to follow since winning at Downpatrick in June, beaten favourite in three of his last seven outings; however, the one to beat now following second behind a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite here three weeks ago; previously in front of Grey Mountain Mist and Templemichael at Cork; Davy Russell a noteworthy booking.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/18
    THU 18GF ChHc,9K
    9-9
    2/10 1/2l, Jaunty Thor[9/2]11-1
    Adam Short
    94
    61
    101
  • 04/11/18
    COR 17Y ChHc,7K
    10-6
    3/9 2 1/2l, Dark Outsider[8/1]11-2
    Adam Short
    94
    53
    99
  • 08/10/18
    TIP 17Gd ChHc,7K
    10-3
    2/7 3/4l, Native Lass[4/1]11-1
    Adam Short
    91
    53
    96
  • 17/09/18
    GAL 18Sft ChHc,7K
    10-7
    7/10 121l, Island Master[4/1F]10-6
    Adam Short
    91
  • 28/08/18
    BAL 20Y HdHc,6K
    11-10
    6/16 11 1/2l, Movingswiftlyalong[10/1]11-1 h(1)
    A E Lynch
    100
    14
    103
  • 19/07/18
    KLN 21Gd ChHc,6K
    10-7
    3/15 2l, Not For You[5/2F]11-4
    Adam Short
    88
    89
    96
6
Seskin Flyer
B Browne/P Carey
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 2P05P2
114 6/1
11/2
SP
Won over hurdles at Tramore last season; has tended to reserve best for that venue, but comes into the reckoning following a good run here 17 days ago, 3l runner-up to well-fancied Whatsinthecorner.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/11/18
    THU 18Gd ChHc,7K
    10-6
    2/10 3l, Whatsinthecorner[7/1]11-5 h
    Barry Browne
    93
    75
    101
  • 17/09/18
    GAL 18Sft ChHc,7K
    11-1
    PU/10 Island Master[8/1]10-6 h
    Andrew Ring
    94
  • 19/08/18
    TRM 16Gd ChHc,7K
    11-3
    5/10 14 1/2l, Bellgrove[9/1]11-7 h(1)
    Andrew Ring
    96
    51
    90
  • 09/08/18
    SLI 16Gd HdHc,6K
    11-8
    12/15 42l, Like A Diamond[33/1]10-9 t
    Andrew Ring
    101
    48
    68
  • 22/07/18
    TIP 20Gd Ch,7K
    11-9
    PU/11 Theatre Dreams[8/1]11-5 t
    Andrew Ring
    97
  • 02/06/18
    TRM 16Gd ChHc,7K
    10-11
    2/10 4 1/4l, Icelip[4/1C]10-12 h,t
    Andrew Ring
    95
    24
    101
9
Coole CraftC
B Hayes/R Donohoe
Age: 9
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 0225P3
114
7/1
SP
Modest strike-rate over hurdles, only one win from 31 starts, though runner-up five times; possibly more effective over fences to judge from 5l third at Galway in September in his first handicap chase.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/09/18
    GAL 18Sft ChHc,7K
    10-8
    3/10 5l, Island Master[12/1]10-6
    Brian Hayes
    87
    51
    95
  • 26/07/18
    LIM 20Gd/Y HdHc,7K
    10-3
    PU/10 Black Label[10/1]11-3
    Brian Hayes
    83
  • 15/07/18
    SLI 20Gd HdHc,6K
    11-2
    5/13 9 1/2l, Padraic O Conaire[9/2]11-12 cp
    Brian Hayes
    84
    89
  • 16/06/18
    DPT 21Gd HdHc,5K
    11-4
    2/14 10l, Shipwreck[8/1]10-9
    Brian Hayes
    84
    34
    96
  • 01/06/18
    TRM 21Gd HdHc,5K
    10-13
    2/16 4l, Courtin Bb[16/1]10-7
    Brian Hayes
    82
    59
    97
  • 16/05/18
    PUN 23Gd HdHc,6K
    10-5
    12/23 23l, Spring Watch[25/1]11-5
    Andrew Ring
    84
    13
    81
1
Grey Mountain MistCD
K Brouder/E Sheehy
Age: 11
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 420636
105 17/2, 9/1
8/1
SP
Four-time winner, including twice over fences; not one of his better runs at Cork last time; previous third at Galway was respectable, with Well Joey and Burning Issues among those behind.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 04/11/18
    COR 17Y ChHc,7K
    10-10
    6/9 9 1/2l, Dark Outsider[5/1]11-2 t,cp
    Conor Orr
    102
    52
    100
  • 27/10/18
    GAL 18Sft ChHc,7K
    10-4
    3/12 1 1/2l, Leap Dearg[10/1]11-2 t,cp
    Kevin Brouder
    101
    50
    103
  • 01/10/18
    ROS 21Gd ChHc,8K
    10-4
    6/12 18 1/2l, Dont Kick Nor Bite[16/1]11-8 t,cp
    Kevin Brouder
    103
    31
    97
  • 23/08/18
    KLN 20Gd ChHc,7K
    11-3
    11/15 28l, Theatre Dreams[14/1]11-12 t,cp
    Ryan Treacy
    103
    70
    87
  • 27/07/18
    WEX 20Gd/Y ChHc,7K
    10-12
    2/9 1/2l, Da Baba Elephant[12/1]10-3 t,cp
    Sean Flanagan
    100
    102
  • 13/07/18
    DPT 19Gd HdHc,5K
    10-10
    4/11 11l, Touchedbyanangel[8/1]11-12 t,cp
    Ryan Treacy
    84
    69
    87
2
Barna Venture
S Mulcahy/D Hogan
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 345-P3
113
8/1
SP
Has done very little racing for a horse of his age; has an edge over Perfect Leader on running here three weeks ago.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/18
    THU 18GF Ch,7K
    11-5
    3/10 5 1/2l, D'bru Na Boinne[33/1]11-12 h
    Shane Mulcahy
    77
    103
  • 28/10/18
    WEX 20Y/Sft Ch,7K
    11-5
    PU/12 Peacocks Secret[25/1]11-12 h
    Shane Mulcahy
  • 11/01/18
    CLO 16Hy HdHc,5K
    11-8
    5/14 35l, Graineyhill[16/1]11-8 h
    D G Hogan
    91
    3
    85
  • 27/12/17
    LIM 16Hy NvHd,7K
    11-0
    4/8 56l, Monotype[20/1]11-1 h(1)
    D G Hogan
    67
  • 13/09/17
    LIS 16Hy MdHd,8K
    11-5
    3/6 17l, Wonder Laish[33/1]11-12
    Mr P J O'Neill
    56
    92
  • 22/02/17
    PUN 16Hy MdHd,6K
    10-12
    7/17 61l, Kilfenora[100/1]11-3
    Mr P J O'Neill
    28
    70
7
Redwood Boy
Rachael Blackmore/J Hanlon
Age: 9
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 42S54P
109 10/1
11/1
SP
Handicap hurdle winner off a low mark at Clonmel last year; recent chase form unconvincing; only five runners in the Fairyhouse event in which he was fourth; lost chance with a bad mistake at the ninth on more recent Fairyhouse run.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/18
    FAI 23Gd ChHc,6K
    10-12
    PU/13 Fr Humphrey[8/1]11-4
    Rachael Blackmore
    88
  • 06/11/18
    FAI 21Gd ChHc,7K
    10-10
    4/9 4 1/4l, Jaunty Thor[4/1]11-12 v(1)
    Rachael Blackmore
    89
    70
    91
  • 01/11/18
    CLO 20Gd HdHc,6K
    10-7
    5/12 25l, Tintown Robin[10/1]12-4 cp
    Mr N T Prendergast
    81
    16
    71
  • 04/10/18
    CLO 20Gd HdHc,5K
    10-12
    SU/13 Dundeedy Lad[4/1F]11-2 cp
    Rachael Blackmore
    81
  • 27/09/18
    SLI 21Gd ChHc,6K
    10-13
    2/10 1/4l, Select Opportunity[9/1]11-1 cp
    Rachael Blackmore
    86
    93
  • 06/09/18
    SED 16Gd Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-6
    4/7 19 1/2l, Peppay Le Pugh[25/1]11-0 cp
    Rachael Blackmore
    92
    20
    86
4
Una's Pleasure
A McCurtin/J Walsh
Age: 9
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: R-9007
110 14/1, 12/1
11/1
SP
Last win came more than two years ago in a maiden hurdle; out of form in four starts over hurdles since May; does not look particularly well treated on the basis of three starts over fences late lasy year; first time with tongue-tie.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/10/18
    COR 24Gd HdHc,7K
    10-8
    7/13 12l, The Ballyboys[33/1]10-8
    Ambrose McCurtin
    92
    19
    88
  • 05/10/18
    GOW 20Gd HdHc,6K
    11-0
    10/17 17l, Padraic O Conaire[25/1]11-11
    Ambrose McCurtin
    93
    7
    86
  • 04/06/18
    LIS 16Gd HdHc,10K
    9-5
    10/15 27l, Ancient Sands[50/1]11-10
    Adam Short
    104
    56
    83
  • 23/05/18
    WEX 20Gd HdHc,7K
    10-4
    9/14 45l, My Betty[33/1]10-10
    Frank Hayes
    94
    66
  • 10/12/17
    COR 17Hy NvG3Ch,21K
    10-11
    REF/5 Shattered Love[80/1]11-1
    Ambrose McCurtin
    100
  • 23/11/17
    THU 18Sft/Hy Ch,7K
    11-2
    6/13 28l, Billy's Hope[66/1]11-7
    Ambrose McCurtin
    69
    102
11
Templemichael
A E Lynch/D Budds
Age: 9
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 2F3-88
112 12/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Placed in handicaps at Wexford and at this venue in the first half of last season; two disappointing runs since returning from a lengthy break; blinkered first time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/11/18
    THU 18Gd ChHc,7K
    10-2
    8/10 34l, Whatsinthecorner[8/1]11-5 t
    A E Lynch
    84
    32
    61
  • 04/11/18
    COR 17Y ChHc,7K
    10-0
    8/9 12 1/2l, Dark Outsider[16/1]11-2 t
    A E Lynch
    85
    31
    80
  • 12/10/17
    THU 18Gd/Y ChHc,6K
    9-10
    3/16 2 3/4l, Grey Mountain Mist[6/1J]10-5 h,t
    Adam Short
    86
    33
    91
  • 28/09/17
    CLO 18Y ChHc,6K
    10-10
    F/14 Billy De Kid[4/1]11-3 h,t
    Davy Russell
    86
  • 02/09/17
    WEX 16Gd ChHc,8K
    9-7
    2/11 3l, Magnetic Force[9/2]10-11 h,t
    Adam Short
    85
    91
  • 28/07/17
    WEX 20Y ChHc,8K
    9-12
    4/8 27l, I'm An Izz Wizz[9/2]11-8 h,t(1)
    Adam Short
    85
    72
8
Well Joey
A Short/Mrs P Dobbs
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 3756U5
112 14/1
16/1
SP
Difficult to make a case for him on overall form, though could be given some sort of chance on basis of a third placing at Cork in May; held by Seskin Flyer on running here earlier in the month.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/11/18
    THU 18Gd ChHc,7K
    10-5
    5/10 23l, Whatsinthecorner[12/1]11-5 bl
    Adam Short
    90
    51
    78
  • 04/11/18
    COR 17Y ChHc,7K
    10-5
    UR/9 Dark Outsider[8/1]11-2 bl(1)
    Sean Flanagan
    90
  • 27/10/18
    GAL 18Sft ChHc,7K
    9-13
    6/12 22l, Leap Dearg[8/1]11-2
    Adam Short
    92
    17
    74
  • 27/06/18
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-11
    5/10 8 3/4l, Alys Rock[7/1]10-7
    Adam Short
    95
    38
    96
  • 28/05/18
    BAL 16Gd HdHc,6K
    11-5
    7/16 34l, The Last Indian[16/1]10-13
    Sean Flanagan
    95
    78
  • 10/05/18
    TIP 17Sft ChHc,8K
    10-2
    3/9 9 1/2l, Capture The Drama[5/1]11-1
    Sean Flanagan
    92
    6
    91
10
Burning Issues
James O'Sullivan/P Rothwell
Age: 11
Weight: 10-10
Spotlight Form: 856278
112 20/1
33/1
SP
Wexford second in September seems to have been a flash in the pan; won twice over hurdles by no success in 17 starts over fences.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/10/18
    GAL 18Sft ChHc,7K
    9-6
    8/12 39l, Leap Dearg[20/1]11-2 cp
    Sean O'Keeffe
    89
    54
  • 08/10/18
    TIP 17Gd ChHc,7K
    10-5
    7/7 30l, Native Lass[14/1]11-1 cp
    A E Lynch
    90
    17
    66
  • 08/09/18
    WEX 16Y ChHc,8K
    10-3
    2/8 5 1/2l, Just A Normal Day[20/1]10-11 cp
    James O'Sullivan
    89
    94
  • 27/07/18
    WEX 20Gd/Y ChHc,7K
    9-13
    6/9 26l, Da Baba Elephant[25/1]10-3 bl
    Adam Short
    92
    68
  • 14/07/18
    LIM 16Gd ChHc,8K
    10-3
    5/10 18l, Das Mooser[33/1]10-3 bl
    Danny Mullins
    95
    88
  • 18/05/18
    DPT 19Gd Ch,7K
    11-5
    8/14 46l, Whatsinthecorner[20/1]11-12 bl
    James O'Sullivan
    97
    47
    66
12
Kilderry Prince
R C Colgan/A McNamara
Age: 10
Weight: 9-10
Spotlight Form: 085F0P
92 28/1, 33/1
50/1
SP
Won a 2m6f chase at Downpatrick 18 months ago but has struggled since; 6lb out of handicap
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/11/18
    FAI 23Gd ChHc,6K
    9-10
    PU/13 Fr Humphrey[40/1]11-4 bl(1)
    Robbie Colgan
    72
  • 28/10/18
    GAL 23Sft ChHc,7K
    9-10
    10/15 55l, Well Tom[25/1]10-5 cp
    Conor Maxwell
    72
    4
    28
  • 12/10/18
    DPT 23Sft ChHc,5K
    9-4
    F/10 Ballyfinboy[6/1]11-8 cp
    Conor Orr
    66
  • 27/09/18
    SLI 21Gd ChHc,6K
    9-4
    5/10 23l, Select Opportunity[8/1]11-1
    Conor Orr
    70
    54
  • 08/09/18
    WEX 25Y ChHc,6K
    9-4
    8/14 28l, Shanklys Dawn[40/1]9-10
    Darragh O'Keeffe
    72
    56
  • 17/08/18
    TRM 22Gd ChHc,6K
    9-13
    12/16 37l, Old Supporter[33/1]11-0
    Darragh O'Keeffe
    75
    50
5
Perfect Leader
D E Mullins/Ms M Mullins
Age: 8
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 9-4895
107
Non runner
Failed to win in 15 attempts over hurdles; needs to jump better than when unplaced in a beginners' event here three weeks ago; first handicap chase today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/18
    THU 18GF Ch,7K
    11-12
    5/10 18 1/2l, D'bru Na Boinne[11/2]11-12
    Danny Mullins
    97
    63
    90
  • 08/10/18
    TIP 24Gd HdHc,6K
    10-11
    9/19 46l, Oh'herewego[3/1F]11-0
    Danny Mullins
    86
    54
  • 10/07/18
    ROS 16Gd HdHc,6K
    11-5
    8/17 26l, Like A Diamond[7/1]10-8
    Danny Mullins
    88
    57
    77
  • 05/06/18
    KLB 20Gd Ch,7K
    11-5
    4/7 22l, Hardback[33/1]11-12
    Tommy Brett
    43
    98
  • 16/11/17
    CLO 20Sft/Hy HdHc,6K
    10-10
    9/11 28l, Poker Party[7/1]11-0
    Jonathan Moore
    91
    74
  • 26/10/17
    THU 23Y HdHc,6K
    11-3
    9/18 14 1/2l, Carrigready[12/1]11-6
    Danny Mullins
    93
    24
    98
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