Psycho runs riot at Thurles
Published 06/01/2011 | 13:25
Psycho bounced back to form with victory in the Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase at Thurles.
Tony Martin's talented 10-year-old was pulled up following a series of jumping errors when a leading fancy for last month's AP Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
But pitched against just three rivals in this Grade Three event, the 5-2 chance was always travelling strongly for Paul Carberry.
Let Yourself Go cut out much of the running, but was a spent force halfway up the straight and Psycho soon eased to the front.
Quiscover Fontaine went in pursuit after the final fence on his first start of the campaign, but was still two and a half lengths behind at the line.
The other runner, Clan Tara, took a heavy fall at the halfway stage.