Antey (David Mullins) runs in the 2m 4f maiden hurdle. He ran well when third on his debut at Leopardstown over Christmas and we think he has improved since. That race was over 2 miles and the step up in trip here should suit. We will ride him a bit differently today and we are expecting a big run.
We have four runners in the 2m 4f beginners chase. Bonbon Au Miel (David Mullins) should improve from his run over 3 miles at Fairyhouse last month and we are expecting him to be involved at the business end today. He will love this ground and trip. Cadmium (Brian Hayes) has had his training problems but is fit and well and will handle the ground. Turcagua (Robbie Power) is a real chasing type and with his size and scope should do well over fences. Chateau Conti has been disappointing and goes to the sales next week.
Castlebawn West (Patrick) makes his debut in the bumper. He is a lovely type by Westerner who will relish these testing conditions. With only four runners we are not concerned about his lack of experience. He has been doing everything right at home