2m. 4f. 70yds. 9 Declared.
Thomastown H'cap H'dle of €11,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €6,600.00 2nd - €2,200.00 3rd - €1,100.00 4th - €550.00 5th - €330.00 6th - €220.00
FormscanBy John O'Riordan - COMO PARK, a former smart horse on the flat for Joseph O'Brien, catches the eye here on his handicap debut. The four-year-old has run really well on all three starts since joining Henry De Bromhead but there is huge potential for improvement now that the son of Camelot steps up in trip. With a flat rating of 90, he certainly doesn't look overburdened off just 107 on his first venture into this company since going jumping. Hard Target has only the one win to his name but had been in remarkably consistent form prior to being brought down at Listowel last weekend. If none the worse for that experience, the six-year-old should be involved. Three-time chase winner Happy Dreams is an interesting contender off a hurdles mark 13lb lower than that off which he races over fences.
An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards rated 80-109Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap shall carry 7lb extra for each hurdle race won.