Racing commences at 1:30 in Clonmel tomorrow where the Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle is the highlight race at 2:35.
Annie Power, Inish Island and Call The Police are 9/2 all to win with Boylesports.com
Inish Island 11/8 bids to get back to winning ways when he tackles Grade Three company for the first time. Willie Mullins’ charge was second at Cheltenham recently behind a classy horse in At Fishers Cross and that form has since been boosted. Mullins’ gelding is a course bumper winner at Clonmel and looks set to take the main event on the card. The danger lies in recent Punchestown second and half brother to Weapons Amnesty, Shrapnel 4/1. The trip looks to be ideal for the Flemensfirth gelding but the three pounds he is conceding to Mullins’ charge could prove vital. Venture Capital 5/2 who was second to Prince De Beauchene last time, looks progressive and could be open to enough improvement to trouble the favourite.
The most interesting race of the meeting is perhaps the Kilsheelan Mares Hurdle, where Annie Power looks to extend her unbeaten run. Perhaps one of the most impressive mares this season this looks to be somewhat of an easy task for the five year old. It will be interesting to see her tomorrow as there is little doubt she is one who will through the ranks in the coming months. Dressedtothenines has been dropped in class following a disappointing seasonal reppearance effort and warrants respect in this grade.
An extremely interesting contest lies in Derrygrath Steeplechase at 3:40. Call the Police 1/1 looks the obvious choice on form. Always a classy sort he picked up a nice Grade Three at Thurles most recently. He looks the one to beat here despite the short price of 10/11. Bob Lingo 3/1 is rated the same as the favourite (150) is tried with a hood today and improvement may come out of that move. Tranquil Sea and Forpadydeplasterer 8/1 will have to improve to take this contest. The trip could also be a bit short Magnanimity 8/1, but he could have enough class to reckon in the finish.
Mullins’ has the well fancied Cadspeed in the Kilmolash Beginners Steeplechase at 4:10. He has had plenty of chances over fences and perhaps it is best to look elsewhere in this event. Savello 4/1 who is equipped with a hood for the first time could be one to side with in this tricky event.
The closing race is the Woodrooff Maiden Hunters Steeplechase at 4:40. Here Final Gift is the most interesting one. Formerly had a spell in Paul Nicholls yard he returned to Ireland to take a point to point when well backed. He could be a good sort in this class of race and is surely the one to side. The main danger comes in the form of Fermoyle Flyer. The former Nigel Twiston-Davies trained gelding could be a decent recruit for Noel Meade and was impressive on his most recent start.