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Seabass returns with run in Fairyhouse hurdle

Updated: Monday, 04 Feb 2013 13:15 | Comments

Seabass faces five rivals on his racecourse return
Seabass faces five rivals on his racecourse return

Seabass starts back on the path towards Aintree in the Racegoer's 25 Euros Package Hurdle, which kicks off a seven-race Fairyhouse fixture at 1.25 on Tuesday.

Ted Walsh's 10-year-old hasn't been seen since carrying the trainer's daughter Katie into third in the Grand National last year and features prominently in ante-post lists again.

Two miles over hurdles isn't going to play to his strengths, while the returning Make Your Mark is also better suited to stiffer tests of stamina, and the one with the most speed could be Dermot Weld's classy Flat recruit Rock Critic, who is one from one over obstacles.

Weld will also have high hopes for Pacelli Road in the Book On-Line At fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Maiden Hurdle, although he has ground to make up on Faanan Aldaar from their meeting at Cork in January.

Paul Nolan introduces an interesting recruit off the Flat in the shape of News Show, but the County Wexford handler has more obvious claims of victory with runaway bumper winner and Cheltenham Festival entrant Defy Logic in the Great Value Corporate Hospitality At Fairyhouse Maiden Hurdle.

His owner JP McManus also has his colours carried by Stop The Clock, who arrives at the Follow Fairyhouse On Facebook Handicap Hurdle on the back of a confidence-boosting victory on just her second racecourse outing at Thurles.

Romanesco got closest to Colbert Station in the Paddy Power Chase and after the winner successfully exploited a comparatively lenient timber rating at Punchestown over the weekend, Gordon Elliott's charge attempts to do the same in the Tote Sports Lounge Novice Handicap Hurdle.

Preswell Lad has struck a rich vein of form and tries to keep up the momentum in the Make A Wish Dunshaughlin Weight Loss Challenge Handicap Hurdle, while Dantes Firth has her sights lowered a bit for the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Mares INH Flat Race after competing at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.

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