Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Templebredin completes a good day for favs at Clonmel

Tue 19th Jan 2021, 16:33

Templebredin (green/white) and Pa King on the way to winning the hunters chase
© Photo Healy Racing

Templebredin completed a good day for punters at Clonmel when proving the fifth winning favourite on the seven-race card in the Rathronan Maiden Hunters Chase.

The Stowaway gelding, a five-time winner between the flags, successfully reverted to the track here when making virtually all under Pa King.

The well-backed 5/4 favourite was two lengths up when very awkward at the final fence and Saint Benedict gained a narrow advantage on the run-in.

However, Templebredin rallied gamely in the closing stages getting back up to score by a head with Shuil Luas a further five and a half lengths away in third.

Winning trainer Sam Curling said, "He was very tough. That ground wouldn't be to his liking but he's very consistent. He'll head to Thurles in a few weeks for another hunter chase.

"He'll be a lot better on better ground and is still only young, he'll be a grand horse."

(TW & AM)

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