Tuesday, December 03, 2019

The Henry de Bromhead trained Honeysuckle on her way to a very impressive victory in the Baroneracing.com Hatton’s Grace Hurdle under Rachael Blackmore at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Honeysuckle is now unbeaten in a Point-to-Point and six races between the rails. Photos: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

In winning the Grade One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday in great style, Henry de Bromhead’s Honeysuckle is now unbeaten in seven starts, one point-to-point and six runs on the track and looks set for stardom in the NH game. After Sunday’s win, de Bromhead said, “She was brilliant and even I could enjoy it a bit. I couldn’t believe it when Rachael took a pull on her turning in considering the calibre of race she was in. This is why we are all in it for a special mare like her. She loves it here at Fairyhouse and we better go and find out now if she can go left-handed. The mares hurdle at Cheltenham will obviously be very high on her agenda and we might wait and give her a prep run before that,” De Bromhead added. Honeysuckle is now 6/4 to win that Mares Race at Cheltenham and Evens to win any race at the Festival.

Local Winners
Punchestown – Henry De Bromhead enjoyed a nice double with Aspire Tower 9/4 and Cavalry Master 8/1. At the same fixture Rockys Silver was a 7/2 winner for Dungarvan owners David and Catherine Kiely.
Wolverhampton – Tom Queally guided 5/2 chance Rocket Action to victory.
Thurles – The Fastey For Fun syndicate tested success with 4/1 chance Cusp Of Carabelli.
Taunton – Sean Houlihan steered 17/2 chance Cushuish to victory.
Limerick – Punitive 9/4 was yet another winner for Henry De Bromhead.
Fairyhouse – The Henry De Bromhead trained Honeysuckle 9/10 ran out a facile winner of the Grade 1 Hattons Grace Hurdle.

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