clonmel 6th Dec
Dream Function took advantage of Cadspeed's fall at Clonmel's final fence
(Healy Racing Photos)
There were dramatic scenes at Clonmel as Dream Function was gifted the Kilsheelan Beginners Chase after Cadspeed fell at the final fence.< Cadspeed was jumping for fun under Ruby Walsh and stretched clear soon after chasing debutant The Real Article crashed out with less than a circuit to travel.
Robbie Power was seemingly having to settle for second on Colm Murphy's Dream Function (6-1) with one to jump, but Cadspeed got it all wrong and the winner was left to coast home by 12 lengths from Mazuri Cowboy.
Walsh delivered Fatcatinthehat with a strong challenge coming to the last but the winner dug deep for a half-length success.
Glens Melody (1-8 favourite) made no mistake for the champion trainer with an effortless win under Pattrick Mullins in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle, while the father/son combination doubled up for the day when Ballycasey took the concluding Next Meeting Thursday February 7th (QR) Maiden Hurdle at odds of 4-6.
Playing took the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle on his first public outing in 542 days.
The Clonmel Racecourse Supporters Club Only 85Euro Beginners Chase went to Ros Brin, ridden by Stephen Gray.
David Casey got things spot-on aboard Fever Pitch in the Fethard Handicap Chase at Clonmel for owner J P McManus and trainer Arthur Moore.