Irish racing this Thursday comes from Thurles, The action at the Tipperary track contains a high quality Grade Two event. Racing commences at 2:25 with the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Beginners Chase.
Racing gets under way at 2.25 with the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beginners Chase where Dangan Daylight is entitled to be favourite following her second to the progressive Noras Fancy here in a Grade Two event last month. Her jumping still needs work but she has been well placed to open her account over fences here. Carrig Millie perhaps poses the biggest threat.
Mount Benbulben is perhaps the class act of the Bet On Your Mobile With boylesports.com Steeplechase. Elliot’s charge is a Grade 2 winner over hurdles who has also shown smart form over fences. Jumping is a clear problem but Gordon Elliot could well have that problem sorted by now. Lambro looks the main danger.
The Bosses Cousin was a decent winner of a maiden and a bumper before finding Grade One company in Cheltenham too much for him. Today he sets his eyes on the Ballycahill Beginners Chase at 15:25. He is a big horse and could well have the scope for the larger obstacles. He’s A Delight looks the main danger on chasing form and there is every reason to expect a bold bid from him today.
The Grade Two Boylesports.com Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at 15:55 is the feature on the seven-race card. The most exciting is Bright New Dawn who sets the standard having been placed in Grade One company, most recently when chasing home Champagne Fever in the Deloitte at Leopardstown. Touch The Eden could be anything as he made a good impression when landing a maiden hurdle here on his Irish debut in November. He looks another smart recruit for his owners and it seems significant that Ruby Walsh opts for him over stablemate Reine Angevine.
Mr Cosmopolitan ran a cracker at Navan to finish runner-up to Blissful Moment on his debut. The Basanta six-year-old showed plenty of promise on that occasion and looks to have the ability to take this tomorrow. Raise Hell has ran into decent sorts including Touch the Eden on his previous outing; he looks the main danger but once again could have one too good.