18 May 2019 Race Previews

French Made (Paul) goes for the 2m 3f Grade 1 Prix Alain Du Breil 4YO Hurdle. We were delighted with her run when third in the Champion 4YO Hurdle at the Punchestown festival and she came out of that race well. We will be pleased if she gets into the placings here.

We have five runners in the Grade 1 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris over 3m 6f. Rathvinden ran a fantastic race in the Aintree Grand National and has schooled well over French style fences at home. Pleasant Company (Robbie Power) was going well until seating at Aintree and like Rathvinden he has the stamina for test like this. Burrows Saint (Paul) won the Irish Grand National and that form puts him right in the picture here. He has the benefit of having a few runs on this track and he must be one of the top contenders for this very valuable prize. Acapella Bourgeois (Jonathan Burke) was third behind Burrows Saint in the National and his fluent jumping will stand to him here. He is a lot more settled this year. Total Recall (Danny) ran too free before pulling up in the Irish National but if he settles into his jumping over these fences he could run a decent race.