11 Apr 2019 Race Previews

Andalusa (Paul) runs in the mares maiden hurdle over 2m 1f. She was fifth in a good maiden at Fairyhouse last time and this appears to be a big drop in class for her. The ground and trip are fine and with a bit of luck she should get off the mark over hurdles today.

We have two in the 2m 1f maiden hurdle. Defy De Mee (Ruby) fell at Wexford last week and, while he would prefer further, he might make amends here. Kolumbus (Paul) has a rating of 117 but is not running up to that mark. He will need to show significant improvement if he is to win today.

We also run two in the 2m 1f handicap hurdle. Contingency (Paul) hasn’t run for a long time and might find this a difficult task on her first run back. La Sorelita (Ruby) has lots of experience and a nice racing weight here. The ground is coming right for her and this could be a good opportunity.

Shoulda Lied (Paul) goes for the 2m 6f handicap hurdle. He has disappointed after initial promise so we are trying him over this longer trip today.

We have two runners in the bumper. Valley Breeze (Aubrey McMahon) had a good first run last season then disappointed. Hopefully he is coming back to himself now. Pont Aval (Patrick) was third at Down Royal last month and will improve from that run here. Hopefully she will handle this track and if she does she should go close.