Remembered doubles up
He’llberemembered claimed first prize in Thurles’ Premier County Hurdle for the second year in a row. Paul Fahey’s veteran was sent off at 5-4, with Moonshine Lad carrying the favourite’s tag at 9-10. That one got reminders down the back straight from Paul Carberry, however, and while he eventually responded, the effort to catch up took its toll as He’llberemembered kept going to triumph by three-quarters of a length. Press Association Fahey said: “You could run him anywhere. He’s probably one of the most consistent horses in training. “We bring him to Listowel every year. He hates it but we love it and that’s our excuse to go! He won’t go for the Kerry National any more as he just doesn’t jump the fences down there. “He’ll follow more or less the same plan as last year. He’ll be entered for the Paddy Power and we’ll look for a conditions race somewhere along the line.” Dazzling Susie made a successfully swift return to action in the Holycross Mares Chase. John Phelan’s 9-4 shot was pulled up at Cork last weekend, but led her rivals a merry dance here and when hot favourite Down Ace got close enough to challenge, Dazzling Susie went away again to score by five and a half lengths. Allied Victory’s (9-4 joint-favourite) success in the www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase suggested he has a decent future. Making his fencing bow, the Mouse Morris-trained five-year-old jumped with aplomb in front and beat Kilcarry Bridge by six lengths, with something up his sleeve. That initiated a double for Bryan Cooper, which was completed when he steered 4-9 favourite Tiger Trek to a bloodless success in the Cashel Maiden Hurdle, and winning trainer Dessie Hughes completed a brace of his own when Sub Lieutenant landed the Munster INH Flat Race. Lone Star showed improvement between his first couple of outings under NH Rules and carried on that momentum with a nine-length defeat of Brog Deas Nua in the Devils Bit 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle as the 6-4 favourite. Adrian Heskin had his first ride as number one jockey for leading owner Barry Connell in the race, but the Ted Walsh inmate went backwards a fair way from home and finished a tailed-off last.