Winters targets Tipperary spoils
Mick Winters sends a strong team of five to Tipperary on Thursday, with the first on a seven-race card getting under way at 5.30, and t he County Cork handler saddles Theos Well in the opening Boomerang Animal Bedding Maiden Hurdle.
This son of Tamure has some smart form over flights to his name and with Davy Russell booked to ride now, he is sure to prove popular with punters.
Winters has acquired the services of in-demand claimer David Mullins to partner his Lettermacaward in the Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Handicap Hurdle.
The nine-year-old has been disappointing of late but he does have a point-to-point win to his name, while he was also second on his debut over timber at Gowran in March of 2013.
He makes his debut in handicap company now and if can recapture his best form, he should go close.
Jansboy represents Winters in the Kedrah House Stud 'Well Chosen' Beginners Chase.
The son of Alflora went close on a few occasions over fences last year and he finished fourth on his return to action in a point-to-point at Dromahane last month.
Pierce Gallagher takes a valuable 5lb off his back here and in a contest of this quality, he should be able to make his presence felt.
Winters teams up with his nephew Finian Maguire as he saddles Gentle Mel in the p2p.ie Mares Point-To-Point Flat Race, the second of three races confined to point-to-pointers.
This one got off the mark on her fifth start between the flags, winning easily at Curraheen earlier this month.
The Willie Mullins-trained Monbeg Rose is sure to prove all the rage, though.
She won her point-to-point at Tyrella in January for Donnchadh Doyle and she was subsequently purchased for £60,000 at Brightwells in March.
Winters and Maguire again team up in the concluding p2p.ie (C & G) Point-To-Point Flat Race as the Brian Sweetnam-owned Knocknanuss makes his racecourse debut.
He faces just nine rivals and he should prove hard to beat.
The remaining two races on the card look competitive heats.
Stonehall Jack, Final Gift, Finea and Winter Magic are the leading contenders for the Kilfeacle Stud Handicap Chase, while Doctor Braveheart, Island Master and Tiger Sam are a few for the shortlist in the Glenview And Rathbarry Stud Novice Hunters Chase.