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Clonmel preview

Updated: Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 13:49 | Comments

Action at Clonmel gets under way at 2pm
Action at Clonmel gets under way at 2pm

The Suir Valley Chase is the richest race on Clonmel's card and despite the small field, an intriguing affair looks in prospect.

Michael Hourigan sends both Allee Garde and Crash to the fray, with hopes that the latter will be sharpened up by the application of blinkers, but they both have to give weight to Made In Taipan.

Tony Martin's charge cut little ice on his comeback over hurdles but may have been found an ideal opportunity here, though Immediate Response is another threat despite his inexperience over fences.

The meeting kicks off at 2.00 with the Holy Thursday Maiden Hurdle, where Tudor Fashion bids to end a run of two near-misses.

Hourigan has claims again with Downpatrick third The Crafty Butcher, however, while Jewel Star has shown glimpses of promise in a couple of starts.

Tom Hogan sends Coolnagorna Giggs back over timber after two respectable runs over fences and that decision could pay dividends in the Easter Holiday Maiden Hurdle.

Jimmy The Hat is another to note on his debut for Gordon Elliott, while Alexander Leaving has been steadily improving for Henry De Bromhead.

Chasing Shadows finally appeared to get her act together over fences at Thurles and she bids to go one better in the Slievenamon Mares Beginners Chase.

Dessie Hughes' representative may be given most to think about by the consistent Gerdalia and the experienced Vinnes Friend, who drops back in grade after struggling in Pattern company at Thurles.

Last-time-out winners Fiery Oscar and Cheap As Chips lock horns in the Clonmel Races Easter Egg Hunt Handicap Hurdle, while the Holy Thursday Handicap Chase sees Mark Me Up and Hillman also trying to follow up recent successes.

Aidan O'Brien's continuing foray into the bumper sphere continues when Angel Chorus tackles the Happy Easter To All Our Patrons Mares INH Flat Race.

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