28 Dec 2017 Race Previews

Francin (Paul) has his first run for us in the 2m 4f maiden hurdle. He won on the flat in France and will jump a fence in time. He has had his training problems but has been working well recently. We are expecting a big run.

We have four runners in the 3 mile Pertemps Qualifier handicap hurdle. Voix du Reve (David Mullins) will find it tough with top-weight but we are anxious to to get him qualified for the final. Chateau Conti (Liam Gilligan) has been disappointing of late and might be best watched here. Isleofhopendreams (Paul) ran very well in this race last year and will appreciate the track and trip. Didero Vallis (Katie Walsh) is only a 4yo but hopefully he might manage to get qualified for the final here.

We run three in the Grade 1 3 mile hurdle. Nichols Canyon (Paul) has to improve on his last run to win but the extra half a mile will be a big help. Bapaume (Noel Fehily) isn’t suited by the race conditions but does like the track. Augusta Kate (David Mullins) is working well at home but needs to step up to win this.

Low Sun (Paul) runs in the 2 mile novice handicap hurdle. He has been very disappointing and we are just hoping for some improvement here.

Voix Des Tiep (Patrick) goes for the bumper. He has a great debut run here last time but had a little setback afterwards. He is in great form and we are hoping he will continue the great winning run of our bumper horses.

We have two in the 3 mile grade 1 chase. Djakadam (David Mullins) ran a great race in defeat last time and hopefully will have improved more than the winner since then. Yorkhill (Paul) has a big task but is doing everything right at home and has a huge engine.

Bacardys (Paul) goes for the 2m 5f beginners chase. He will love the track and, if he brushes up his jumping, he could run very well.