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?

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