Byrnes maps out Cheltenham Sea plan
Thunder could make Prestbury trip
Last Updated: 03/10/12 9:42am
Charles Byrnes: Trains Sea Of Thunder
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."