Horse Goes From 25/1 Into 7/1 In Thyestes Ante-Post Gamble

Gowran Park - January 27 2022
Gowran Park 15:05
Darragh O'Keeffe

Longhouse Poet

J: Darragh O'Keeffe
T: Martin Brassil
Age: 8
Weight: 10-9
OR: 145
Days: 30

A horse on Monday has been highlighted as an ante-post gamble ahead of the Gowran Park feature Thyestes Handicap Chase moving from 25/1 into 7/1 ahead of the contest on Thursday.

The Martin Brassil trained Longhouse Poet looks set for a tilt at the €100,000 Handicap event with the eight year old gelding being a huge mover in the market ahead of the contest on Thursday.

Longhouse Poet was as big as 25/1 with some firms last week but can now only be backed at a best price of 7/1 with some other bookmakers only offering 11/2.

The handler has previous in the race winning it with Grand National victor Numbersixvalverde in 2005 and he is now setting up a plunge at the race with the Sean and Bernardine Mulryan owned animal and he is hoping the ground will stay heavy ahead of the race, with his horse loving tricky conditions.

The son of Yeats was a fair hurdler finishing third in the Grade One Nathaniel Lacy & Ptnrs Solicitors "50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff" Novice Hurdle at the Dubklin Racing festival back in 2020.

However, he has gone on to be a better chaser, placing twice and winning a nice event at Punchestown over Thyestes trip in his five runs to date.

(Credit Racing Post) Brassil said: "The plan is to run on Thursday and I just hope the ground doesn't dry out too much for him, although Gowran seems to be one of those tracks which holds its moisture well. He seems to be very well in himself and I think he will come on a good bit for the run at Limerick. He just got tired that day.

"He's a horse I've always thought a lot of and these type of staying chases would have to be on your mind for a horse like him. His beginners chase win at Punchestown has worked out okay but he will have to step up again in a race like the Thyestes."


James Mackie | @JMackieRacing