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Duo hit double top

Trainer Michael Hourigan and jockey Barry Geraghty teamed up for a Thurles double with Aerlite Supreme and Drumacoo.

Aerlite Supreme (7-4) showed the benefit of his fencing bow at Limerick last month when going one better in the www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase.

After Somethingwonderful fell at the penultimate fence, it left Aerlite Supreme (7-4) to go on and beat the 13-8 favourite As De Ferbet to score by three and a quarter lengths.

"He jumped much better today than he did in Limerick. He was attacking his fences today. We've schooled him well since but you can't beat a run," said Hourigan.

"I'm going to chance running him in the Drinmore. He did it all over hurdles, he won three, and I think you will see the best of him chasing.

The brace was brought up by Drumacoo (6-5 favourite), who kept on well to beat Couleur France by two and a half lengths in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Hurdle.

"It was a true run race and I was worried about the horse in front (Bosman Rule) for a while as he was winging hurdles," said Hourigan.

"He'll go for the Dorans Pride Hurdle at Limerick over Christmas now."

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