Sunday 22 January 2017

WATCHING BRIEF

Published 29/10/2011 | 05:00

NEAREST THE PIN was turned over at short odds at Punchestown on Wednesday, but he remains a decent prospect.

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Toppled by a fair sort in Days Hotel, he was much less suited to the heavy going than the winner, and he beat the rest well, having jumped soundly.

A reserve at Wexford tomorrow, Tony Martin's lightly-raced six-year-old should continue to progress over fences, while he also still has the option of reverting to hurdles off a favourable mark. It won't be long before he wins again.

Irish Independent

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