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Exciting point-to-point and bumper winner Teelin Star is due to make his chasing debut

Updated: Monday, 08 Oct 2012 13:45 | Comments

Pat Hughes saddles exciting prospect Teelin Star in the Schooling at Tipperary Beginners' Chase
Pat Hughes saddles exciting prospect Teelin Star in the Schooling at Tipperary Beginners' Chase

Monday's meeting at Tipperary was lost to the weather and Tuesday's card, if it gets the green light, will be run in very testing conditions.

The programme features the www.tipperaryraces.ie Beginners' Chase, in which He's A Delight is due to make his debut over the larger obstacles.

The Noel Meade-trained eight-year-old ran out a comfortable winner of a Downpatrick maiden hurdle when last seen a year ago, after which his trainer stated his future would be over fences.

Three-time hurdle winner Noras Fancy has the advantage of match-fitness following a decent chasing debut, while Mouse Morris' Carry Each Other is interesting on his debut under Rules after showing ability between the flags.

It would be no surprise to see Samantha Jones prove better than her initial mark of 90 in the TipperaryRaces On Twitter Handicap Hurdle.

The Brian Boru mare has displayed some promising signs in maiden hurdles and this step up to 2m4f looks sure to suit, although Special Token has been competing in better company over fences and she will be no pushover on her timber return.

The six-race card begins with two 20-runner maidens, with Kilcrea tackling obstacles for the first time in public in the opening Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Maiden Hurdle at 2.25.

A bumper winner last season, Jimmy Mangan's gelding can be expected to give a good account on his reappearance, but he faces stiff competition from the returning Ember Jack and the Dessie Hughes-trained newcomer Rudolf.

After landing a NH flat race with ease last month, Minella Reception is sure to have his supporters in the Join The Tipperary Supporter's Club 2013 Maiden Hurdle.

However, the hotpot of the day is likely to be Teelin Star in the Schooling At Tipperary Beginners' Chase.

An impressive winner of two point-to-points, he opened his NH account with a taking bumper success and Pat Hughes sends him straight over fences now.

Some eyecatching point-to-point scorers line up in the closing Season Finale Flat Race, most notably Wedding Present and Dromdeals Princess.

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