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Clonmel preview

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 15:38 | Comments

The meeting gets under way at 1.25pm with the Cahir Mares Maiden Hurdle
The meeting gets under way at 1.25pm with the Cahir Mares Maiden Hurdle

Dessie Hughes may have found an ideal opportunity for White Star Line to continue in the winning vein when he lines up against just three rivals in the Wilderness Chase at Clonmel.

The seven-year-old coasted to victory at Listowel last month and though the handicapper may have been a little severe in raising him 13lb, that does mean he comes out well on top at the weights in this contest.

Becauseicouldntsee was beaten a long way in a handicap chase at Cheltenham but could come on for that effort, while Make A Track ended a truncated campaign last term with victory and is another to note.

The meeting gets under way at 1.25 with the Cahir Mares Maiden Hurdle, which pits John Walsh's recent Limerick third Love On Top against Lilly Of The Moor.

Jessica Harrington's mare also filled third place on her hurdling bow at Galway, but was only beaten a head and a neck that day and could take some stopping.

Edward O'Grady gives Galant Tipp his first start over timber as he makes his reappearance in the Cashel Maiden Hurdle.

First and third in two outings in bumpers, he could prove a decent sort over timber, though the recent race fitness of Fairyhouse third Coolaghknock Glebe could be his undoing here.

The www.grahamnorris.com Memorial Handicap Hurdle looks an open affair, though Glibin backed up a Listowel victory with a fair fourth at Gowran, while Wrong Way Corrigan ran well off 2lb lower at Tramore last time.

Sarah Battle bids to follow up a course success from May when she is partnered by improving rider Paul Power in the Powerstown Demesne (QR) Handicap Hurdle.

Back In A Tic, The Blarney Rose and Speckled Wood all have claims in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beginners Chase, while the Clonmel Oil Raceday Thursday 14th November Handicap Chase could be between Tico and Caddy Man.

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