We have two runners in the Hilly Way Chase over 2m 1f. Felix Yonger (Ruby) won this race last year and has been in good form at home recently. This is not his favourite ground but he has won on it. Twinlight (Paul) was very disappointing last time but he won this race two years ago and will relish the testing conditions.
We have two runners in the 2m 4f beginners chase. Black Hercules is having his first run of the season but jumping shouldn’t be a problem as he did win a point to point. He should handle the ground and the only concern is his lack of experience compared to some of his rivals. Sambremont was second in a 3 mile novice chase at Roscommon last May and is a sound jumper. He will love this trip and ground but may find this company a bit too hot.
Avenir D’Une Vie runs in the bumper. He was very disappointing when beaten a long way in fourth on his debut at Punchestown last month. He should strip fitter this time and hopefully that will make a difference.