Pierce Molony Memorial Grade 3 Steeplechase Analysis
15:10 at Thurles Racecourse on 21st March
The Pierce Molony Memorial Chase is run over 2 miles and 2 furlongs and Emily Moon is the only course and distance winner in the line-up. However, she’s one of three mares in the race, along with Star Max and Cut The Mustard, who need to find further improvement to win.
Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell teamed up to win the 2019 edition of the Pierce Molony Memorial Steeplechase and are represented by Dallas Des Pictons. However, though he’s won a very weak race over this trip, his best form has come between 2½ and 3 miles. Ministerforsport is another that normally races over longer trips.
Sizing Potsie arrives here in red-hot form after winning his last two races but he must concede 7lb and upwards to his eight rivals. The drying ground may also not be in his favour with his best form on heavy.
The other three contenders Dunvegan, Zero Ten, and Cappucimix have all, interestingly, been beaten by Cash Back this season. The 143 rated Zero Ten was beaten 12-lengths, whilst the 140-rated Dunvegan finished a further 2-lengths behind in the same race.