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Mighty Tom

Mighty Tom ran a big race to finish second to Seddon in the Grade B two-mile-three-furlong handicap hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Settled well back in the field early on by Denis O’Regan, he travelled well through his race, made good ground on the outside down the side of the track, and arrived there in the front rank as they turned for home. He just couldn’t pick up from there, as lack of a recent run probably told, but he still kept on well enough to retain third place.

It was a big run by the Dylan Thomas gelding, on his first run for Cian Collins and his first run since he ran in a handicap hurdle at Killarney last May. He is eight years old now, but this was a most encouraging run from him for his new trainer, and he should be able to build on it now. He goes well on this goodish ground, so he will be of interest wherever he goes now. He made all for his two wins over hurdles, so he is obviously versatile in terms of tactics.
Punchestown, 28th April 2023