Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Irish Hennessy on Seabass menuHeadlines
Seabass (left)

Last year's Grand National third Seabass will make his seasonal reappearance in the Irish Hennessy at Leopardstown on February 9, rather than defend his crown in the Leopardstown Handicap Chase on Saturday.

The Ted Walsh-trained nine-year-old is far higher in the weights than when he was successful 12 months ago, which has persuaded connections to take on the best chasers in Ireland, like Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs, in the Hennessy.

Seabass is then likely to travel over to England for the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton before returning to Aintree to tackle the famous race once more.

"The first time you'll see him is in the Hennessy next month," said Pat Glynn, who heads up the Gunners Syndicate who own Seabass.

"It was always the plan to go easy on him in the first half of the season as he builds up towards Aintree. After the Hennessy we're looking at taking him to Kempton for the Racing Plus Chase.

"We were going to go to that last year but the ground got too quick so we took him to Naas instead and he won there. He's back in top form now and he's going well at home. We haven't hunted him or been point-to-pointing with him this year but he's training well.

"We were going to run him at Leopardstown this week in the race he won last year but he's 21lb higher so we'll take them on at levels instead. The ground is no issue for him, that's for sure, and he can front run or be dropped in.

"Katie (Walsh) gets on great with him but she's injured at the moment and I'm not sure if she'll be back or not. We won't be stuck for a jockey."

There are 32 entries in the Leopardstown Handicap this weekend, with Hidden Cyclone topping the weights. Call The Police, Quantitativeeasing, Organisedconfusion and Texas Jack are amongst the entries.

26 May 2015

Double sets welcome mark for Gask
Haggas on War footing for Ascot
Rain would boost Sand Ascot dream
Oaks trip to suit Legatissimo
Coronation up Dolniya's street
Karaktar on track for French Derby
Punters' Pal Set For Musselburgh
Ribbons may cut a dash to Curragh
Simenon bids for Henry II rule
Gosden duo at ease for Brigadier
Derby duo gives Gosden glee
Found remains in Derby hat
Park satisfies in Epsom spin
Angel of the north has Royal aim
Treve delights Head-Maarek
Epicuris heads to Epsom
Fire lit up for Redcar gold run
Park set for Epsom 'sighter'
Karpino oozes class in Cologne
Limato set for Haydock weekend run
Moviesta pleases in Curragh spin
Leisure date for Lucky
Prince to step up
Cirrus likely to bypass Epsom
Ascot option for Devonshire

25 May 2015

Limato set for Haydock weekend run
French ace Chop in line for Ascot
Pretty target for Tamadhor
Prolific Robin in foal
Ramone delights Farrell
Moore set for Shamal ride
O'Brien still has Derby puzzle
Air Force has lift-off on debut
Guineas glory for Pleascach
More Curragh Gold for Kazeem
Curvy holds off Canaletto
Super Solow takes Longchamp prize
Varian pleased by Belardo effort
Dirty scope blamed for Byron run
Ascot test for Time

24 May 2015

Full steam ahead for Mast return
Mustajeeb sprints to it
Pearl's a sprint jewel for Barron
Tate springs Listed surprise
First Ascot chance for Crisford
Glen best miler we've had - O'Brien
Exciting options for Simcock ace
Muta grabs Bowl with late charge
No decision on replacement - McCoy
Harrington bids for Guineas glory

23 May 2015

Mustajeeb sprints to it
Big-race options for Corsican team
Gagarin in orbit for Gallinule
Tudhope back for Force mount
Luck be a Lady for Burke
Gleneagles tees off at Curragh
Stars dazzles at Goodwood
Dettori receives golden ticket
Tudhope suffers Haydock blow
Gatsby in great form for Gold run
O'Brien banking on Found progress
Sole seeking home success
Remote makes Festival return
Force back for Temple test

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015