Ted Walsh is considering a trip to Aintree for Dewcup following his impressive victory at Thurles.
Dewcup, who finished third on racecourse debut at Leopardstown at the start of the month, opened his account in good style in County Tipperary on Saturday. A step up in class at Aintree is therefore on the agenda for the four-year-old, in the Grade Two Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race on April 5th.
Walsh said: “Her owner Michael Ryan had the mother, father, brother, sister, the lot – and this horse’s mother Elyaadi was placed twice at Royal Ascot. It is a lovely family. He is a fine, big horse. I was disappointed with him at Leopardstown when he probably needed the run. I didn’t mind him getting beat, I said we’d have another try, and Michael (Stenson) gave him a lovely ride. He loved the ground and quickened up well. He might go to Liverpool to run in the bumper next, because Michael (Ryan) is a great Liverpool man.”
Ted Walsh, trainer