Harry makes winning chase debut

Thu 21st Feb 2013, 17:33
Tipped Up Harry and Adrian Heskin jumping ahead of Dazzlers Day
Tipped Up Harry and Adrian Heskin jumping ahead of Dazzlers Day
(Healy Racing Photos)
Tipped Up Harry began his racing life in a point-to-point that went to Goulanes – now unbeaten from three racecourse runs and an RSA Chase fancy. WellTipped Up Harry may be a long way inferior to that one in terms of ability but he was still up to making a winning chase debut in Clonmel's Kilsheelan Beginners Chase.

Denise 'Sneezy' Foster has got a good tune out of this tricky customer and the British-bred, equipped with a hood here, already has two handicap hurdle successes under his belt.

A winner at Powerstown Park in the past, again Adrian Heskin was aboard, and after always being up there, the chestnut led early in the straight before holding off the outsider, Caddy Man, by a length and three parts.

Another long-priced runner, 33/1 shot, Stabilo still had a squeak (most likely held) when departing at the last.

Son-in-law to the winning trainer, 'Fozzy' Stack reported that 'Sneezy' couldn't be in attendance owing to a cruciate knee ligament injury. He also complimented Heskin for giving the winner "a very good ride."

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Hasty Times, trained by John Joseph

Murphy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

D.E. Splaine, rider of Hasty Times trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the

Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made mistakes at the first two fences and was unable to make up the lost ground in todays conditions.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Dunroe Boy, trained by John G. Carr, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P. Townend, rider of Dunroe Boy trained by John G. Carr, reported to the Stewards'

Secretaries that his mount never travelled throughout.(TW & EM)

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