Bosman Rule (Danny Mullins) goes for the 2m 6f beginners chase. He hasn’t run since Leopardstown last December but the ground and trip here will suit. We are hoping for a good run.
We have two runners in the 2m 2f novice chase. Townshend (Ruby) has decent form over this trip and ground and we are expecting him to go close. Rathvinden (Paul) won nicely over 3m 1f at Wexford last month and his fluent jumping could bring him into this.
we also run two in the novice hurdle over 2m 4f. Robin Des Foret (Paul) is doing everything right and was impressive over this trip at Roscommon last time. He is in great form but does have winners’ penalties to contend with today. Lac Kivu (Ruby) was very impressive when winning his maiden hurdle at Punchestown and if he can handle this undulating track he should be very much involved.
We have four runners in the Galway Hurdle over 2 miles. Clondaw Warrior (Katie Walsh) won this last year but hasn’t been at his best lately. We are fitting him with blinkers today and hopefully that help him return to form. Ivan Grozny (Danny Mullins) is a good handicapper but has a big weight here. He won here last year but has not been in great form of late. Airlie Beach (Paul) has proven Galway form and is a grade one winner. She has a definite chance even though this is her first run in a handicap. Max Dynamite (Ruby) ran a fantastic race when second in this two years ago. He has had a long break but if his jumping improves he could be effective off his current mark.