Champion Hurdle-winning instructor Murphy again in trade at Cork | Horse Racing Information

Colm Murphy: returns to the training ranks

Colm Murphy: returns to the learning ranks


Patrick McCann

Colm Murphy, who loved his largest luck as a instructor with Courageous Inca within the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2006, is again in trade at Cork when he runs Glendruid within the bumper (8.55).

The five-year-old, a newcomer by way of Recommended, might be Murphy’s first runner since he introduced his resolution to go back to the learning ranks after relinquishing his licence in September 2016 to change into a racing reliable with the Turf Membership (now the IHRB).

Murphy’s different giant race winners come with Large Zeb, who received the Queen Mom Champion Chase in 2010 and Empire Of Dust, a Cheltenham Pageant winner in 2016.

Glendruid, the mount of Johnny Barry, might be Murphy’s first runner since Black Zambezi completed fourth in a maiden hurdle at Gowran Park in October 2016. His remaining winner used to be Killiney Court docket in a newbies’ chase at Ballinrobe in August of that 12 months.

Peregrine Run: has loved a very good marketing campaign

Patrick McCann

Previous at the Cork card, Peregrine Run, who has been a celeb of this 12 months’s summer season leaping season, taking part in a very good marketing campaign, reverts to hurdles within the 2m4f stipulations hurdle (7.50).

The Peter Fahey-trained nine-year-old might be bidding to increase his successful series to 5 following a run of victories over fences in contemporary months.

The latest of the ones wins got here at Wexford per week in the past and, talking on Thursday, Fahey shelp: “Peregrine Run has been stored busy however he’s been taking his races rather well and appears to be in nice shape.

“He’s moderately smartly in on the weights and he’ll love the nice floor, so we’re hopeful he’ll stay his successful run going. 

“We’re leaving the blinkers off this time. They lend a hand sharpen him over fences however we expect he doesn’t want them over hurdles.”

Peregrine Run, who’s a four-time winner over hurdles, might be working over hurdles for the primary time since March.

Kevin Sexton’s mount is considered one of a couple of flexible performers within the 9 runner line-up.

Forest Opera: two-time Grade 2 winner strains up at Cork

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The Jessica Harrington-trained Forest Opera, who may have Keith Donoghue on board for the primary time, has 4 hurdle wins to his credit score and could also be a twin Grade 2 winner over fences whilst Rashaan is the winner of 13 races along with his 8 victories over hurdles together with this tournament two years in the past.

Gordon Elliott is represented by way of the massively skilled Tombstone who’s a three-time winner over hurdles and in addition over fences. “He is in excellent shape and if he runs to his absolute best he may pass shut,” Elliott stated of Davy Russell’s mount.

The Charles Byrnes-trained Physician Duffy, who is 2 from two over hurdles, and the Margaret Flynn-trained Dr Mikey are the opposite route winners within the line-up.

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