Tank has licence to thrill in Royal Bond

Owner Barry Connell felt The Tullow Tank fully deserved to be supplemented for Sunday’s Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

Trained by Philip Fenton, the five-year-old showed a smart turn of foot to beat the highly-regarded Turnandgo at Naas earlier this month.

Having run in a couple of hurdle races last season before going back to win a bumper, Connell feels that extra experience will stand him in good stead.

“He just got caught in a pocket the last day and we thought he was beaten,” said Connell.

“Thankfully he got out, though, and showed a nice turn of foot to win.

“In Ireland you can run over hurdles twice and still go back and run in a bumper and I think that experience he gained running in good races was invaluable. His bumper form was also very strong and I felt he deserved to take his chance.”


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