Charlie Creating A Stir

Sun 6th Jan 2013, 10:33

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Chestnut Charlie has a long and chequered life as a racehorse and he's certainly creating a stir in the market for the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Naas today.

Equipped with first-time cheek-pieces now, coming off a 407 day break and returning to the care of Lindsay Woods, for whom he won two bumpers back in 2007,Chestnut Charlie has been cut with Paddy Powers from 25/1 overnight into 7/1 (at 10.20am approx).

Young Wexford pilot, Conor Walsh, recently off the mark as a jockey, on Sacre Malta at the Limerick Christmas Festival, takes the mount onChestnut Charlie in the two miler at 3.05.

<Chestnut Charlie lost the two bumper wins having been found to have run in 'flappers' and he subsequently went to France where he competed at a high level.

His name at the unauthorised race meetings? The Boxer. Can he put the bookmakers lights out today?

Buthelezi to appear again at month's end

Buthelezi, who made such an impressive hurdling debut at Aintree in December, will be out again at the end of the month.