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Friday 25 May 2018

Ms Echrad ready to roll for Paul

THRIVING: Katie O’Farrell onboard Flemenstorm. Photo: Patrick McCann
THRIVING: Katie O’Farrell onboard Flemenstorm. Photo: Patrick McCann

It may not be the thrills and spills of Punchestown but there is jumping action at Ballinrobe this evening, where MS ECHRAD can give Paul Townend another winner after what was, in the end, a fantastic week at the Festival.

Townend is booked by Philip Rothwell on this five-year-old filly who, despite being yet to taste success, looks ready to run a big race.

Heavy

She was a good fourth on heavy ground last time at Limerick, just eight lengths off the winner, and with similar underfoot conditions today and the top-class Townend in the plate, she looks sure to run her race.

FLEMENSTORM hasn't run a bad race in ages and he can give Katie O'Farell another winner this evening.

The 10-year-old looked better than ever when winning at Fairyhouse last time and can build on that.

He has been raised 7lbs for that win but he is really thriving at the minute and the penalty may not be enough to anchor him.

Willie Mullins looks like he's found a nice opportunity for ROBIN DES FORET in the Beginners Chase and he can give Townend a double.

This 142-rated hurdler won a Listed race at Limerick in October and should be plenty classy enough to see of today's

rivals while VENT D'AUTOMNE cost a fair amount and finished second on his sole Bumper start to date.

He can put that experience to good use under Patrick Mullins and win at the second time of asking in the closing race this evening with the yard in such good shape.

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