Collins Impresses On Shed

Thu 20th Oct 2016, 17:08

De Plotting Shed and Cian Collins
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Seven pound claimer Cian Collins impressed again with his handling of 13/8 favourite, De Plotting Shed, winner of the He'llberemembered Hurdle at Thurles.

On the back of a smoothly achieved win at Navan twenty six days back, De Plotting Shed again did things easily through this extended two and three quarter miler.

Gordon Elliott's charge took over from Val De Ferbet from two out, and he then fought off Bentelimar (much improved from his Punchestown effort eight days back) from before the last. De Plotting Shed kept on strongly on the run-in for a five length win.

"He's an improving horse. He jumped well and travelled well. We may keep him to hurdles this year," said Elliott on the former Willie Murphy point-to-pointer.

"He was wrong at the weights but thankfully it's worked out. He's probably better on softer ground.

"Cian gave him a good ride, and he'll get plenty of rides this season."

(AM & EM)

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