Time Electric can stop any interference by Mr Nosie
Published 29/01/2011 | 05:00
Off the course since mid-March 2006, previous multiple-scorer Mr Nosie returns to action for his latest handler Dessie Hughes and northern owner Pat Sloan as an interesting contender for the New Tote Daily Double Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse this afternoon.
The Alphabatim gelding hasn't been sighted in public since finishing an 11-length fourth to former stable companion Nicanor, hotpot Denman and that good mare Refinement in what was a classy renewal of Cheltenham's Royal SunAlliance Novice Hurdle.
However, it would be expecting a lot of the 10-year-old to roll back the years successfully in the hands of new partner Roger Loughran, as presumed prime fancies Time Electric and Killultagh Queen, plus Montan and Another Palm, have match-fitness on their side.
Undefeated in a point-to-point, a bumper and three hurdles events before that fateful trip to the Cotswolds, Mr Nosie might be doing well to reach the frame and Time Electric is chosen to recoup losses sustained four weeks ago over today's route behind Bob Lingo.
Prior to the comprehensive defeat by that front-runner, Davy Russell's mount had made Quito De La Roque work for the spoils at Clonmel in heavy ground and that victor gave the form a timely boost when following up in better company at Naas.
Russell, however, may have to settle for place money earlier in the session as Carlito Brigante -- out of his depth at Cheltenham last month behind Karabak -- is bound to struggle back over the minimum trip to keep tabs on sole rival Alaivan in the opening Corporate Hospitality Hurdle after that previous course and distance winner justified odds-on favouritism with plenty to spare over Son Amix at Naas in November.
Outpaced in the closing stages by Darwins Fox and Tornedo Shay at Naas, Russell's mount Stay has a difficult assignment in the Ian Smith Novice Handicap Hurdle against penalised pair Turner Brown (up 5lb) and hat-trick seeker Ardglen, which has a 10lb hike to contend with.
Top weight Turner Brown is the choice to get the better of Stay as well as Ardglen and initiate a double for the eminently successful combination of Castlebellingham, Co Louth trainer Michael O'Hare and local jockey Andrew Lynch, while last Tuesday's facile Navan handicap chase hero Arctic Mick is looking for a repeat performance on a quick reappearance at the opposite end of the weight scale in the Easter Festival 2011 Handicap Hurdle.
The Tyner family's Tullintain likewise possesses suitably relevant credentials for the final leg of the Jackpot after bouncing back to form at Punchestown.
Elsewhere, Naas runner-up Tusa Eire is preferred to the more exposed Ask Me Sister for the finale.