[Free Tips For Saturday] Thurles Horse Racing Tips
Thurles racecourse in Ireland stages its 2020 Pierce Molony Memorial Grade 3 Race day on Saturday 21 March. The Grade 3 Pierce Molony Steeplechase is the eponymous highlight, whilst the BetVictor Hurdle looks the pick of an interesting supporting card.
Check out our analysis and free tips for Thurles for Saturday 21 March.
BetVictor Hurdle Analysis
14:10 at Thurles Racecourse on 21st March
It will be a surprise if the likes of Foreign Secretary, Brace Yourself, Cartwright, Jaime Sommers win the 2020 BetVictor Hurdle. Meanwhile, though connections of Moyhenna try first-time cheekpieces, the mare was unplaced on her only previous start at Thurles and has been struggling over fences of late.
Jetz has potential after putting up his best performance for a while but he’s running over 4-furlongs further today. He’s also been beaten a total of 109-lengths on his three previous starts at Thurles. Meanwhile, Ferocious also doesn’t look to be one of the leading lights in the Gordon Elliott stable, though his useful claimer takes 7lb off his back.
Money for Karl Der Grosse would be respected, as Willie Mullins has won four of the six editions of this race, but the 6-year-old has been absent since disappointing at Thurles over 400 days ago.
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.