8 Feb 2019 Race Previews

Ballycasey (Patrick) runs in the cross country chase over 3m 1f. He ran very well but was a bit careful when he contested the Glenfarclas cross country chase at Cheltenham last time. He will have improved from that experience and will like this ground.

We have two runners in the 2 mile listed novice hurdle. We didn’t run Prince D’Aubrelle (Ruby) last weekend because of the fast ground at Leopardstown. He has plenty of ability and we are anxious to get him out. La Sorelita (Paul) has a lovely weight which should ensure she is involved at the business end.

We have three in the Grand National Trial Handicap Chase over 3m 4f. Some Neck (Ruby) likes this track and this trip will suit. Isleofhopendreams (David) was very disappointing at Gowran last time and needs to put that run behind him here. This is his trip but he might prefer softer ground. Orion d’Aubrelle (Paul) wore cheekpieces for the first time at Leopardstown over Christmas where he ran better than his finishing position would suggest. He will love this trip and will handle the ground.