Review cork 14th Mar

Mon 14th Mar 2016, 18:40

photoTennis Cap and Mikey Fogarty have the measure of Val De Ferbet and Robbie Power

Tennis Cap (evens favourite) saw off former stable companion Val De Ferbet in the 8-1 Willie Mullins To Train A Cheltenham Winner At Hurdle at Cork.

The pair were well clear of their two rivals from some way out and jumped three out upsides each other.

Tennis Cap pulled clear from that point, with Val De Ferbet possibly blowing up on his first start since last summer, although he did rally well and got back to within a length and three-quarters at the line.

Sonny B (4-1) continued John Joe Walsh's excellent run with victory in the Bet Now On Every Cheltenham Race At Handicap Hurdle.

Up 7lb for his recent Thurles success, that mattered not a bit as he cruised into the lead at the last en route to beating Knockraha Pylon by five lengths, to add to his trainer's Limerick treble on Sunday.

Gordon Elliott warmed up for his biggest ever Cheltenham Festival assault by sending out Walkabout to victory in the Best Price Guaranteed On All Irish Racing At Maiden Hurdle.

The 6-4 chance headed Summerhill Lewis two out and although that rival tried to rally, Walkabout was always holding him and prevailed by half a length.

Stowaway Shark made hard work of landing odds of 4-7 in the Cheltenham Crazy Prices At Maiden Hurdle but ultimately proved two and three-quarter lengths too strong for Gran Cavallo.

Derek O'Connor has a big Cheltenham ride on Minella Rocco on Tuesday and enjoyed a success on Papa's Way (4-1) in the Money Back On Fallers At (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle.

All The Chimneys (7-2) broke his duck at the 18th attempt under Rules in the Bet & Watch Irish And UK Racing Live At Handicap Hurdle, while Oscars Boss sprung a 33-1 surprise in the Download The Coral App (Ladies Pro/Am) Flat Race.

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Many of the races went along expected lines at Cork but there was a surprise result to conclude at the Mallow venue as 33/1 shot Oscars Boss got the better of 20/1 hope Ballyegan Hero in the Download The Coral App (Ladies Pro/Am) Flat Race.