Meade Can Claim Honours At Thurles
Noel Meade will be hoping Road To Respect books his Cheltenham Gold Cup place during the Dublin Racing Festival next month but in the meantime he might well unearth another challenger for National Hunt’s blue riband race in March.
Meade Can claim Thurles Honours
BoyleSports currently go 50/1 about Tout Est Permis winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup and there are probably few punters around holding vouchers with his name on it but the progressive Gigginstown runner can bring up his hat-trick with a Grade 2 success today.
Tout Est Permis made a winning debut for Meade at Galway earlier in the season before then bolting up in the Troytown off a lenient handicap rating but the form of that race was well and truly boosted by Magic Of Light since.
It is unrealistic to think we’ve seen enough from Tout Est Permis to feature in a Gold Cup but he is open to further improvement and…
is just picked to edge this from the more proven yardsticks like Total Recall and Invitation Only.
One big positive about Tout Est Permis is his ability to handle the ground which is still unseasonably good at the Tipperary track and while he has a bit to find on ratings, his official mark might just not have hit the ceiling just yet.
Pet’s Quick Return To Yield Success
Teacher’s Pet ran in the Punchestown Amateur National last week and finished fourth behind the game winner Se Mo Laoch. Philip Dempsey’s charge was fairly well beaten last Sunday but dropping back in trip could be a big plus for her here.
It’s over a year now since Teacher’s Pet has won and the height of her consistency is a couple of years ago now but
she could just be in the right sort of company to end that search for a seventh career success.
This would look to be Teacher’s Pet’s ideal trip and she is a dual winner around the track and is just preferred to Roaring Bull who is an obvious danger with blinkers fitted for the first time.
The quick turnaround for Teacher’s Pet is an obvious negative for punters but she wouldn’t be here if she didn’t pull out well during the week and her previous form suggests she takes racing well.
Tout Est Permis (2/1) – 2.10 Thurles
Teacher’s Pet (6/1) – 3.15 Thurles
*Prices correct at time of publication.