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Eamon O'Connell's Powerstation bids for a second Premier County Hurdle success at Thurles

Updated: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 17:21 | Comments

Powerstation aims to to roll back the clock in the Premier county
Powerstation aims to to roll back the clock in the Premier county

Powerstation won the Premier County Hurdle at Thurles in 2008 and the grand veteran is back for another bid for victory on Thursday.

Eamonn O'Connell's charge faces a stiff test, though, as Muirhead won over fences at Galway last month, while Shinrock Paddy is fit from a spin over birch and on the Flat.

The one of real interest could be Mossley, who was a solid performer in decent company for Nicky Henderson and should come on enormously following his debut outing for Robbie Hennessy at Gowran earlier this month.

The seven-race card gets under way at 1.45 with the Holycross Mares Chase, where Our Victoria aims to build on her impressive 16-length victory at Navan.

Our Girl Lucy won by a much narrower margin at Tramore but is likely to challenge, as is Odonimee, who struggled in Grade Three company last time but may relish this ease in grade.

The Westener Boy wasn't beaten far over timber when last seen but will have to be on his game to fend off Spot Fine, Boss Croaker and Bridgets Pet in the first division of the www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase.

The second division looks a good opportunity for Jetson, who was smart over timber and made a satisfactory debut over fences last time.

Castle Wings has to be respected considering his decent hurdling form, but his two efforts over fences at Listowel leave a fair bit to be desired.

Everything Zain bids to end a sequence of three straight seconds in the Racecourse Challenge For Cystic Fibrosis 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle, though Una Veintena, Crouching Harry and the debutant Casual Creeper are worthy of note.

Kilmurry Kid bids to follow up his Tramore victory against the likes of Bechelor affair and Baby's Hot in the Horse & Jockey Handicap Chase, while the Cashel Maiden Hurdle could be all about Willie Mullins' Pique Sous. 

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