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4:05 Thurles (IRE) 23 Mar 2019

Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase (Listed Race)

(5yo+) 2m2f Good 13 fences
1st €29,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 116 t 142 103 146
rg g Halling (USA) - Surrealism I (Pivotal)
Settled behind leader, joined for 2nd before 4th and soon led, mistake 7th, pressed closely 2 out, soon ridden and headed narrowly under pressure at last where left clear, ridden out run-in until eased close home (op 5/1 tchd 9/2)
2  22
7 119 p1 147 82 136
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Miss Squiff (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Led, jumped left at times, bad mistake 4th and almost unseated rider, dropped to rear after, took closer order and disputed 2nd before 7th, close 2nd 3 out where mistake and lost place, soon weakened, eased in 3rd after 2 out, left remote 2nd at last (jockey said gelding made several mistakes) (op 15/8 tchd 2/1 and 6/4)
3  52 [74]
6 112 tp 150 14 66
b g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Nouca De Thaix (FR) (Subotica)
Chased leaders, early reminder, disputed 2nd before 4 out, soon 2nd, joined for 2nd before 7th, 3rd 4 out where mistake and pecked slightly, soon pushed along in rear, weakened and eased, tailed off before 2 out, remote 3rd at last, broke blood vessel (vet reported the gelding to have blood at the nose as a result of an exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage) (op 15/8 tchd 7/4)
6 112 144
b g Beneficial - Didinas (FR) (Kaldou Star)
Waited with in rear, 3rd after 4th, not fluent 6th, last before 7th, improved into 2nd from 3 out, slight mistake next, driven and improved going best to lead narrowly at last where fell (op 7/2 tchd 4/1)
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