Condon to keep good run going with hat-trick


RACING:Fresh from his 25 to 1 victory on Cause Of Causes in the Ladbroke at Ascot on Saturday, Davy Condon can make Christmas hay at Down Royal with a lucrative hat-trick that could include Torn Asunder.

The seven and a half grand first prize for the first of the maiden hurdles won’t put much of a dent in the €125,000 Torn Asunder cost as a three- year-old but can prove a winning first instalment for the Gigginstown runner.

With nearby Downpatrick having been rained off last Thursday, ground conditions will be inevitably testing at the North’s other course but that shouldn’t be an issue for a horse placed on his two starts over flights to date.

Condon is on Johannisberger for Noel Meade in the two-and-a-half-mile Beginners Chase and a repeat of this one’s second to Argocat at Limerick earlier in the season should be good enough.

Meade and Condon also combine for Fickle Fortune in the other maiden hurdle.

The course bumper winner can be a trappy ride with a tendency to run free but anything like her effort when runner-up to Un Atout at Navan will be tough for this opposition to cope with.

Great Oak took advantage of circumstances to score a Grade Three success over fences at Cork and can take advantage of her hurdles racing in the Opportunity race.

The Cheltenham Foxhunters champion Salsify is the big name in the opener but won’t get anything like the ground conditions he relishes after the long journey from Rodger Sweeney’s Co Cork base.

The going looked to scupper his chance at Wexford recently and the horse that beat Salisfy that day, Tammys Hill, can again take advantage.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.