Sunday 25 August 2019

Willie Mullins powerhouse rolls into Thurles

Moyle Park
Moyle Park

As his impressive battalion swings into gear, Willie Mullins will be hoping to get a few winners on the board at Thurles on Thursday.

The champion trainer looks to have plenty of live hopes on the card and welcomes back an exciting prospect in Moyle Park in the opening beginners' chase.

The Flemensfirth gelding was a big-money purchase after winning his bumper at Leopardstown in in December 2012 and made a promising start over hurdles before injury struck.

He was turned over at a short price when last seen tackling Grade One company at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting in 2013 and time has proven that was no bad effort.

His previously unbeaten record may have gone that day but he was making only his second start over timber when third to The Tullow Tank in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle.

Hopes will be high that Myska can make a winning start over timber in the mares' maiden hurdle.

The Presenting mare made quite an impression when scoring on her debut at Clonmel in April and beat a decent sort that day in Miss Dinamic.

The runner-up has blossomed since and chased home Vroum Vroum Mag in a Grade Three chase on her latest outing.

Traditionally, Mullins has started to clean up in bumpers at this time of year and Fulham Road looks set to be a short price in the concluding race.

He fell on his sole start in a point-to-point, back in February 2014, when still in contention two from home.

The race was won by a decent sort in The Sizing Network and it looks significant that Fulham Road has since been bought for leading patron Rich Ricci.

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