Toll poised to go one better

DROIM TOLL is a token nap choice to win the Fundraising Opportunities Handicap Chase at Tipperary tonight, on what looks an especially difficult programme for punters.

At least the Donie Hassett-trained seven-year-old brings reasonable credentials to the table, having produced a half-decent effort at Cork on his latest appearance.

Ten days ago, he was beaten two and a half lengths into second by Edward O’Grady’s Money Belt, who went on to score again at Tramore on Monday evening.

The talented Paddy Flood is now in the plate and the selection shouldn’t be too far away, following a 3lbs rise in the weights.

Arthur Moore’s An Tarbh Donn might provide the solution to what looks a dreadful Clubs and Societies Night At Tipperary Maiden Hurdle.

The son of Oscar showed little in his first two outings, but was working into contention, contest won by Noble Prince, at Gowran Park when falling two from home.

Mervyn Torrens’ Tipper Road gets the vote in a competitive Kedrah House Stud “Well Chosen” Handicap Hurdle.

He’s in good form right now, having won with a lot in hand on the flat at Limerick two days ago.

If the somewhat mistake-prone The Phantom Piper gets his act together then Mouse Morris’ charge can land a weak Glenview and Rathbarry Studs Beginners Chase. He would have troubled hot-pot L’acajou at Clonmel, but for getting it all wrong at the final fence.

On the strength of that effort, The Phantom Piper was sent off favourite at Navan subsequently, but blundered his chances away, before paying the ultimate penalty two out.


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