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Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Rumbles Of Thunder lands Cork feature

Fri 12th Aug 2022, 20:38

Rumbles Of Thunder outpaces Cairde Go Deo
© Photo Healy Racing

The featured Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes (Group 3) went to Paddy Twomey's Rumbles Of Thunder (4/1) who had too many gears for her four rivals.

The daughter of Night Of Thunder, already a dual Listed winner, was held up in touch by Bill Lee before making smooth headway from early in the straight. She cruised up to hard-ridden 5/4 favourite Cairde Go Deo over a furlong out and went away to beat the Irish Oaks third by two and a quarter lengths.

Twomey, who also owns the winner, remarked: "I was hoping she might do something like that. I was a little concerned about the ground as a lot of her better form is on soft ground.

"I thought she ran a courageous race over nine furlongs the last day (Kilboy Estate Stakes) and he (Bill Lee) said she travelled in as well as anything but said they tapped him for toe. I think that's why she ran well on soft ground in the past as she stays at it but on that faster ground I think she is very comfortable at 1m2f-1m4f.

"She is a four-year-old and by the end of the year will probably be finished racing so a part of me said to keep her to the end of the year but the other part said to keep running. I'm hoping that the softer ground in the autumn could bring about some improvement."

Quotes from Tom Weekes