Que set to Spring into action
SPRING THE QUE, Robert Tyner's 2007 Pierse Hurdle hero, might gain a belated first win over fences at Cork this afternoon.
On a programme designed for the point-to-point community, Tyner's 13-year-old takes on 14 others in the amateur riders' beginners' chase.
Island Peak and Steady Ed are two that could put it up to Spring The Que, but Con McSweeney's mount has been running respectably off higher marks than those two, so he might finally get off the mark at the 20th time of asking.
Carthalwan, another that enjoyed plenty good days under rules for Charles Byrnes, is fancied to take the hunters' chase that is run in memory of Tyner's son Jack.
While Jimmy Mangan's Annacarton is going to be a tough opponent under Mikey O'Connor, Carthalwan has knocked up a hat-trick in points since February, and should translate that form to the track now.
In the Coolmore NH Sires Hunters Chase, Castleview Mills can provide another local winner for Sinead O'Sullivan and Declan Queally.
Chasing Kilty Storm when making a late exit at Lismore, the Yashgan 10-year-old is preferred over TJ Nagle's Callhimwhatyouwant.
A three-time point winner this term, Nagle's runner only failed to overtake Carthalwan by a head at Horse and Jockey last month. If he builds on that, he will give Castleview Mills plenty to think about.
In the Pegasus Horse Feeds Bumper that follows, Minella For Value is expected to confirm the promise that he showed earlier in the campaign.
Placed in a bumper and two maiden hurdles before switching back to point-to-points, John Nallen's son of Old Vic ran out a ready winner at Liscarroll two weeks ago under today's rider James 'Corky' Carroll.