10 Jan 2018 Race Previews

Pietralunga (David Mullins) has her first run for us in the 2 mile mares’ maiden hurdle. She is a nice type who won a bumper on soft ground in Dieppe in Northern France. The ground will be more testing today but she should handle it. She jumps well and does everything right at home. We are confident of a big run.

Draconien (David Mullins) goes for the 2m 2f conditions hurdle. He jumped well when winning his maiden here last month and will handle this ground. Brelade could be hard to beat but we will be disappointed if our fellow is not in the shake-up.

We have two runners in the 2m 2f maiden hurdle. Caro Des Flos (Alexis Poirier) was disappointing at Limerick over Christmas and has a lot of ground to make up if he is to get involved here. Similarly Giant Spirit (David Mullins) needs to improve and would prefer a longer trip.