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Saturday 20 September 2014

Power's sights lowered at Cork

Powerstation

Eamonn O'Connell's grand servant Powerstation takes a drop in class for the Boole Handicap Hurdle at Cork.

The 11-year-old was bidding to pick up place money at a remarkable fifth Cheltenham Festival earlier this month, but age appeared to be catching up him and he could only manage 10th behind Big Buck's.

He has to concede weight all round on Thursday, but sets the standard which the likes of Limerick winner Vics Canvas and the improving Raz De Maree must aspire to.

High Cian didn't do to badly when joint-favourite for a maiden hurdle here recently and will be tough to hold out in the opening www.corkracecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle (4.25).

His stable companion Bog Warrior gives trainer Tony Martin further claims of glory on the card in the Explicit.ie Maiden Hurdle, although he did take a tumble at Navan last time.

Molko Jack tops the weights for the CIT SU Handicap Hurdle and is back up to a career-high mark, but a win and a second at Clonmel are evidence of his well-being and Sean Aherne's charge will be tough to beat.

Tom Mullins has chosen the Mardyke INH Flat Race as the starting point for his mare Zara and, as a half-sister to former top-class staying hurdler Asian Maze, she is sure to attract plenty of attention.

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