McCabe, Moran and Curran are needed in todays racing world!

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With the entire focus of the racing world nearly totally centred on Cheltenham and our star horses and trainers Thurles yesterday saw a couple of noteworthy winners.

Moses McCabe has a small mixed yard in South West Wexford which he has kept going through good and bad days.

McCabe is a fairly handy man and he picked up a nice winner with Davy Russell and Asitsohappens. This 6 year old son of Rudimentary has been ultra consistent and he rallied well under Russell to justify favouritism.

McCabe will place this horse well over the coming months for the Each Way Syndicate.

Robbie Moran has been based in Thurles for a number of years now and the Wexford man very much had a “home” win when steering home Fethard Player for Willie Treacy.

The 7 year old Kings Theatre won his maiden hurdle at 4/1 well having run prominently here three weeks ago.

Moran didn’t have to travel far for this win but he remains one of the most stylish jockeys around and deserves every chance that comes his way.

Alice Curran made the trip from Co Waterford hopeful I would suppose that her 9 year old mare Lisrose would return to form having disappointed at Fairyhouse last time out. Ridden here by Jody McGarvey the daughter of Beneficial managed to win her first chase to add to her hurdle win and 3 previous point to point successes.

Being returned at 16/1 McGarvey did well to win as the mare wandered badly after the last, but if she stays in this form she can win again.

While David Kelly will be hopeful that his bumper winner On Impulse can add to his win here under P A King at 2/1 favourite. This 5 year old son of Flemensfirth does look like an interesting recruit and may get his trainers name in lights with wins like this.

With Oliver Mc Kiernan and Patrick Mangan teaming up with the 6 year old homebred Milan horse Another Challenge to win at 6/1 and Robert Tyner and Philip Enright taking the handicap chase on the 7 year old Oscar horse Knock Beauty at 12/1 all giving them a day in the sun.

When you throw in the mandatory win for Mullins and Walsh racing at Thurles continues to meet a real need.

So well done to all of these winners, especially those from the smaller yards as without them WP Mullins, Ruby Walsh , Gigginstown et al would have no competition.

McCabe, Moran and Curran are a vital ingredient to the continuation of a strong racing industry and long may they continue to prosper as they are needed in todays racing world!

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