13 Jan 2018 Race Previews

Mary Sun (Paul) runs in the mares’ maiden hurdle over 2 miles. She was very disappointing when pulling up at Cork in November and today’s ground isn’t ideal. We will change tactics here and see what happens.

We run three in the Grade A Handicap Chase over 2m 1f. We are taking a bit of a gamble dropping Acapella Bourgeois (Paul) back to this trip but we think he has the pace and a nice handicap mark. Polidam (Daryll Jacob) disappointed over 3 miles at Christmas but has been showing us a fair bit at home now. We’ll just have to see haw he copes with this much shorter trip. Townshend (David Mullins) has a nice weight and will love this trip. However, his handicap mark could be exposed over this trip.

We have two runners in the 2m 1f beginners chase. Saturnas (Paul) was second at Punchestown on his chasing debut and a reproduction of that form should be good enough here. Bravisssimo (David Mullins) is improving with every run and hopefully will get into the money again today.

Tornado Flyer (Patrick) makes his debut in the bumper. He is a fine type who is closely related to Hurricane Fly. He has been working well at home and we are hoping for a good run.