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Psycho finds killer form

PSYCHO bounced back to form with victory in the Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase at Thurles yesterday.

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.

Denis Hogan's 33/1 chance Slippers Percy beat odds-on favourite Arabella Boy to land the Devil's Bit Beginners Chase.

Irish Independent