Review clonmel 2nd Nov

Thu 2nd Nov 2017, 16:40

Shattered Love proved a cut above her rivals in the Clonmel Oil Chase Day November 16th Mares Chase.

Jack Kennedy was happy to lead the field from well over a circuit from home, and the Gordon Elliott-trained 4-9 favourite never looked back, scoring by seven lengths from Miss Eyecatcher.

Hurricane Darwin took advantage of a lower mark over timber to record a comfortable victory in the www.grahamnorris.com Memorial Handicap Hurdle.

Alan Fleming's 5-1 chance won off a 9lb higher mark over fences when last seen and after cutting through the field with ease under Denis O'Regan, he kept on well to beat Hollow Tree by three and three-quarter lengths.

A huge gamble was landed as Trainwreck (2-1) proved too strong for Sympa Des Flos in the Cashel Maiden Hurdle.

Willie Mullins' 11-8 favourite Sympa Des Flos led for much of the race, but Henry De Bromhead's Trainwreck, who was as big as 10-1 in the morning, took over turning for home under Davy Russell and galloped clear, eventually recording a three and a quarter-length success.

Dot Love's Dawn Shadow showed the benefit of her hurdling debut when landing the Cahir Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Rachael Blackmore had the 6-1 chance towards the front of affairs throughout, before kicking on for home on the bend and staying on gamely after the last to beat Osco Mosco by three and a quarter lengths.

Goulane Chosen struck on his debut for Seamus Spillane in the competitive Breeders' Cup Starts Tomorrow On At The Races Rated Chase.

The 16-1 chance was clear at the second last under Donal McInerney, and found enough up the straight to fend off Coeur Joyeux by a length and three-quarters.

Vincent Halley's Tintown Robin (9-2) pulled clear of his rivals in the Clonmel Handicap Hurdle under Philip Enright, while William Cronin got Presentingoscar (5-1) up late to land the Powerstown Demesne Handicap Hurdle for John Walsh.

THE IRISH TIMES