9 Feb 2018 Race Previews

Kesselring (David Mullins) goes for the 2m 4f maiden hurdle. He ran a very good race when fourth at Punchestown a month ago and the form of that race has been working out well. The extra half a mile here will suit and we think he has every chance.

We have two runners in the Grand National Trial Handicap Chase over 3m 4f. Childrens List (David Mullins) like this track and the trip should bring out the best in him. Isleofhopendreams (Robbie Power) is having only his third run over fences but he will have more time to jump over this trip. He stays well so the trip will no fears.

Castle North (Patrick) makes his racecourse debut in the bumper. He is a fine chasing type who is fit and well and ready for action. Getaway John might prove hard to beat but we will be disappointed if our fellow is not very much involved at the business end.