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Silk Hall chasing a smooth transition back to jumping

Updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 10:34 | Comments

Tipperary is the venue for Silk Hall's return to jumping
Tipperary is the venue for Silk Hall's return to jumping

James Lambe feels a return to jumping is just what Silk Hall needs after a couple of runs on the level since he was successful at Tipperary.

Silk Hall landed the Grimes Hurdle last month but has suffered subsequent defeats at Galway and Tramore and now goes for the J P McManus Hurdle at Cork on Sunday.

"A reproduction of his run in the Grimes Hurdle (when he beat Steps To Freedom) would mean he's the one to beat," said County Armagh-based Lambe.

"The ground was a bit on the easy side in Tramore and he didn't handle the track. He seems to be going through the motions on the Flat so going back over hurdles will make him concentrate more.

"He's very fresh and well. It looks an open race, but it's not as strong as previous years."

Domination drops back in trip after being successful over three miles on this course three weeks ago.

However, the six-year-old is effective at a variety of trips on the Flat as well as over hurdles for his trainer Charles Byrnes.

"It looks a nice race for him and he's in good form," said the County Limerick handler.

"He won at Cork the last day over three miles, but he's coming back in trip on Sunday

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