Cause Of Causes heading for Cheltenham

Wed 7th Nov 2012, 13:46

photoCause Of Causes leads at the last from Si C'etait Vrai at Fairyhouse
©Healy Racing Photos
Dessie Hughes has never hidden his regard for Si C'etait Vrai and he was well-backed for the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Hurdle. It was a commendable performance therefore from Cause Of Causes to lower his colours by half a length.

Davy Condon rode the Galway Hurdle second, Cause Of Causes. He just held on to the tag of favouritism at 11/8 from Si C'etait Vrai (6/4) and it was close between the pair out on the track too.

< Si C'etait Vrai tried to make all but he was picked up by the Gordon Elliott-trained Cause Of Causes at the last. The Timeform Betfair Racing Club Ltd-owned Cause Of Causes then went on to prevail cosily.

Elliott said: "He did it nicely. Davy said he blew up after the second last so he didn't knock him around. The plan is the Racing Post Hurdle at Cheltenham.

"Unfortunately he'll get a five pound penalty for that but it's another winner on the board. He needed a good gallop so it worked out grand." (GC & EM)

Might Bite To Prove His Worth Next Season

There is not much attention given to national hunt racing in the summer months, by punters or by the media. It is, of course, understandable given that our attention is focused on the flat season: the action at Royal Ascot, the Classics and the rest of the elements that define the summer racing season. Some punters might have a dabble at an ante post bet for Cheltenham next year, but by and large we forget about it until the autumn.

THE IRISH TIMES