9 Feb 2018 Race Previews

Epicuris (David Mullins) runs in the 2 mile maiden hurdle. He was very disappointing in testing conditions at Limerick at Christmas. We wondered if he didn’t handle the ground but he has heavy ground form on the flat in France. We are hoping he will show some improvement today.

We have two runners in the Mares Listed Chase over 2 miles. Benie Des Dieux (David Mullins) has done nothing wrong for us and won nicely over 2m 4f at Carlisle last time. We don’t think dropping back in trip here will inconvenience her. Asthuria (Robbie Power) won at Naas in January but is only a novice. She has a tough task and will need to improve but the experience will do her good.