Ballycasey (Patrick) has his first run over cross country fences in the Risk of Thunder Chase over 3 miles. He has schooled well over these type obstacles and Patrick says he really enjoyed the experience. He has the class to do well in this new discipline.
We have two runners in the 2 mile handicap hurdle. Makitorix (Ruby) has been very disappointing and has to shoulder top weight here. Eoline Jolie (Paul) has had a few disappointing runs and is on a retrieval mission here.
We also run two in the Florida Pearl Novice Chase over 2m 6f. Orion d’Aubrelle (Paul) did things nicely in Listowel and likes this track and trip. We will be happy if he gets some place money here. Some Neck (David) has a high rating which theoretically gives him a good chance. However, we are not sure that he merits his rating. He will love the ground and trip.
We have three runners in the 2 mile Morgiana Hurdle which we have won on the seven occasions. Faugheen (Ruby) loves this track and has been working quite well. He will like the ground and hopefully this trip won’t prove too sharp. Sharjah (Paul) has a bit to find after his disappointing run at Down Royal. Wicklow Brave (Patrick) is a course and distance winner and we wouldn’t be shocked if he were to spring a surprise.
Relegate (Ruby) makes her debut in the 2m 6f maiden hurdle. She has schooled well and hopefully a clear round will be enough to do the job.
Mt Leinster (Patrick) goes for the winners’ bumper. He was very good in Ballinrobe but this is a big step up in class. He will like this nice ground and we are hoping for a real good run.