Thurles hosts Thursday's Irish action...
"The booking of Ruby Walsh for Tin Town Boy takes the eye, but preference is for the unexposed Granny Riona..."
Il Fenomeno (12:30) showed enough promise in maiden chases this summer to suggest he's capable of taking a race of this nature. He's a Grade 3 winner over hurdles and added another to the tally at Punchestown in April. Sitcom is the obvious danger of those with form over the larger obstacles, with Redera warranting a market check on his debut over fences.
Baily Dusk (13:35) improved for the application of blinkers when landing a big-field Clonmel chase last month. He's put up a pair of creditable runner-up efforts off higher marks since, so another bold show is likely today. Jolily and Prosperity Square are feared most.
Finally in the 15:20, the booking of Ruby Walsh for Tin Town Boy takes the eye, but preference is for the unexposed Granny Riona, who holds He Is Top Class on a recent Limerick running, which was much her best effort since she was sent handicapping. She's respected if able to build on that now.
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All at Thurles
Back Il Fenomeno in the 12:30
Back Baily Dusk in the 13:35
Back Granny Riona in the 15:20