Review clonmel 2nd Mar

Thu 2nd Mar 2017, 18:00


Maguire's Glen rewarded market support with a triumph in the Kilsheelan Handicap Chase at Clonmel.

Sent off the 3-1 favourite on the back of a third here last month, the Liz Doyle-trained nine-year-old showed a decent turn of foot to take up the running between the final couple of fences.

Black Zero attempted to give chase butp>Maguire's Glen had too much in hand and passed the post a length to the good.

Goulane Chosen (7-2) bounced back to form to land the Slievenamon Rated Novice Chase at Clonmel.

David McGrath's gelding had failed to complete the course on his most recent two outings but was always to the fore and came right away from Kilcarry Bridge to go in by 15 lengths.

Clara Sorrento made it third-time lucky over obstacles in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle.

Noel Meade's grey didn't show a massive amount on his first two outings over timber but stepped forward in the hands of Bryan Cooper to see off Without Limites by four lengths at odds of 9-1.

Cooper followed up in the same Gigginstown House Stud colours when Monbeg Chit Chat justified 1-5 favouritism in the Lisronagh Maiden Hurdle.

Having established a clear advantage, Cooper had to get to work a little bit when Chatham Street Lad tried to get on terms, but there was plenty in the locker and Monbeg Chit Chat crossed the line with two and three-quarter lengths in hand.

Saturday's Fairyhouse victor Peace N' Milan defied a 6lb penalty and just a few days rest to follow up in the Carrick-On-Suir Mares Handicap Hurdle as the 11-8 favourite, beating Zipporah by three and three-quarter lengths.

Returntovendor (7-1) pipped For Carmel in a thrilling finish to the Comeragh Handicap Hurdle, while 14-1 chance Nun's Cross came out on top in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Flat Race.

Deserved win for Glen at Clonmel

Three to one chance Maguire's Glen became the third winning favourite of the session at Clonmel when landing the Kilsheelan Handicap Chase for Liz Doyle and Donagh Meyler.