9 Oct 2018 Race Previews

We have three runners in the opening maiden hurdle over 2m 3f. Diamond Hill (Paul) was very unlucky on her hurdling debut in Listowel and has the advantage of being a course winner here. She will like the ground and this trip will suit. Sancta Simona (Barry Geraghty) is making her hurdling debut. She will appreciate this ground but we are not sure how she will handle this track. Suinda (Aubrey McMahon) would prefer softer ground and a longer trip.

We run two in the 2 mile novice hurdle. Epswell (Paul) won a maiden hurdle at Sligo and this is a big step up in class. He should handle the ground and track. Cool Colonnade (Danny) was well beaten when third to Easy Game over this course and distance at the festival. However, he needs more experience and this race suits.

Minella Beau (Paul) goes for the conditions chase over 2m 6f. The soft ground caught him out at Listowel last time. He is a course and distance winner here but may Rashaan a difficult nut to crack.

Voix Du Reve (Paul) makes his chasing debut in the 2m 2f beginners chase. He jumps well and will like this track and ground. We are hoping he will get off the mark over fences here today.

Poker D’Ainay (Patrick) runs in the bumper. He was just touched off on his debut in a Sligo bumper and has improved since that run. However, he is not much value at the forecast odds in a race with a number of the opposition of unknown ability.