We have two runners in the 2m 4f conditions hurdle. Easy Game (Danny) and Mister Blue Sky (Paul) are both starting back and they won’t find it easy having to give 7lbs to Honeysuckle. We don’t know how they will handle this very testing ground but they have to start back somewhere.
Kid Curry (Paul) goes for the 3yo maiden hurdle over 2 miles. He was a good fourth on his debut at Punchestown last month and we think he will show improvement and finish closer here today. He should jump these Easyfix hurdles better but he would prefer drier ground.
We run two in the 2m 4f maiden hurdle (Vis Ta Loi is only second reserve). Dionysis (Danny) disappointed when only fourth in a bumper on his first run but the form of that race has worked out well. We are hoping he will get into the prize money here. Monkfish (Paul) was second in a bumper at the Punchestown festival but as he is a big chasing type we decide to send him over hurdles rather that going for another bumper. He has point to point experience and gets an 8lb allowance here. We are expecting a big run.
We have two making their fencing debuts in the 2m 5f beginners chase. Bapaume (Paul) is not the biggest but has schooled well and has experience over French hurdles which are a good test of jumping. With a clear round here he should be very hard to beat. Castlebawn West (Danny) wears a hood for the first time today as he can be quite keen. He has reasonable hurdling form and is a good second string here.