Byrnes maps out Cheltenham Sea plan

Thunder could make Prestbury trip

Last Updated: 03/10/12 9:42am

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Sea Of Thunder could travel to England in search of better ground this season following a sparkling chasing debut at Clonmel on Sunday.

The smart hurdler was expected to make a winning start to his career over larger obstacles, sent off the even-money favourite, but it was still difficult not to have been impressed by a largely excellent round of jumping.

He is a best-priced 20-1 for next year's RSA Chase and may get plenty of practice of jumping the Cheltenham fences over the next couple of months.

Trainer Charles Byrnes said: "He's come out of the race well and it was a good performance.

"He jumped really well, apart from one fence, so we're happy with him.

"He might not get ground like that in Ireland for a while now, so we might look to travel to England with him.

"There is a race at Cheltenham in a couple of weeks and another there in November, so we'll keep an eye on things and see how we go."

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