Butler Playing with Martinstown opponents
Sloppy jumping didn't stop Playing from winning easily at Clonmel
The Pat Delaney-owned nine-year-old was 'running-away' from before the straight. He could afford to get the last two hurdles 'wrong' and still convincingly account for War Of Words by five lengths.
"I didn't tell the owner he was running until this morning!
"If he stays sound he'll be alright. He had a good reputation.
"He doesn't mind the heavy but he's impossible to get fit. He's like the rest of us when you're getting older in years." (TW & EM)
Glens Melody did no more than would be expected of an eight to one on shot when easily landing the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel.