Authorized Art (Paul) goes for the 2 mile novice hurdle. He is in great order and was very good on his first run for us when winning a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in May. This ground will be fine for him and he should show enough improvement here to be involved at the business end.
We run four in the Amateur Handicap over 2 miles. Legal Spin (Patrick) has improved since finishing second over this trip at the Curragh last month. We will have to see how he handles this undulating track. Royal Illusion (Mark O’Hare) was fourth in the Ladies Derby at the Curragh just over a week ago. This trip will suit her better but, like Legal Spin, she has no experience around this track. Mr Adjudicator (Richie Deegan) has track experience and will appreciate this trip. He has a length and a half to make up on Bellewstown running with Royal Illusion and might just do that with the help of Richie’s valuable 5lb claim. Great White Shark (Jody Townsend) will like this trip and ground and has plenty of experience for a race like this.
Think Positive (Patrick) runs in the bumper. He was a little disappointing when beaten at Kilbeggan last time but we are expecting a better performance today. Risk Factor, who was second to Blazing Emily on his racecourse debut at Ballinrobe, looks the one to beat here.