Ikard bidding for four-timer

first_imgBose Ikard bids for a fourth win on the bounce as he lines up in the feature Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Captain Christy Rated Novice Chase at Clonmel. Noel Meade’s charge was a winner over fences at Roscommon in August and has since struck gold twice over hurdles, most recently when running out a six-and-a-half-length victor at Down Royal last month. He looks a leading light in this three-mile affair, although Presenting Beara was also a winner last time out for Colm Murphy. Dedoctorsdaughter tops the weights in a five-runner affair that also features Shamiran and Behemoth. Aidan O’Brien’s Egyptian Warrior is sure to have plenty of supporters in the opening www.clonmelraces.ie Novice Hurdle after registering a clear-cut success at Listowel recently. War Of The Pennies was only just touched off last time while Supreme Doc boasts a healthy rating of 119. A Decent Excuse leads the way in the Nire Valley Handicap Hurdle following a string of placed efforts and a couple of wins in 2014. Collen Beag was a bumper winner at Limerick in July but fell short on his next two outings, finishing third in a hurdle before filling the same position back in a National Hunt Flat event. He contests the Laganore Maiden Hurdle along with the likes of Stynes and Vote Of Confidence. Alileo is Willie Mullins’ runner in the Kilmore Maiden Hurdle with the ex-French runner aiming to break his duck for his new connections at the eighth attempt. Captain Carleton and Aussie Guest are others of note in the extended two-mile affair. Henry De Bromhead’s Old Laxey has been making steady progress ahead of the Killenaule Handicap Chase while Rolihlahla is Mullins’ representative in the closing Killahora Flat Race. He has yet to make his mark in three starts with Drumacoo and Table Tips two rivals who have been in better form. center_img Press Associationlast_img

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