Hennessy charge Heaven-sent at Thurles
Greyhound Derby-winning trainer Paul Hennessy mixes his time with a small string of horses and Heaven Help Us could give the Kilkenny native a notable winner at Thurles.
The six-year-old wasn't declared for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle when it was due to be run before Christmas as she had a date in Grade One company at Leopardstown.
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The daughter of Yeats was second to the highly touted Abacadabras on that occasion and she can prove that to be no fluke this afternoon by accounting for the likes of Ard Abhainn and Rebel Og.
One horse that was due to spark a lot of interest in this fixture prior to it being called off because of dense fog was Melbourne Cup runner-up Max Dynamite. The now 10-year-old is again declared for the beginners' chase but was a drifter for the initial staging of this race and maybe Mormon is a safer bet today.
Foxy Jacks also makes appeal on the card. The Mouse Morris-trained runner was well-backed at Leopardstown over Christmas and stayed on well so the small field and longer trip could prove key here.
At Dundalk, the frightening prospect of another O'Brien joining the training ranks becomes real as the two-time champion jockey Donnacha sends out Mythologic and Flower Garland and both have strong claims.
The O'Brien brothers can share the limelight on the night as Joseph gives a return to No Needs Never and while he is off the track since April, his class should see him win out.