31 Dec 2019 Race Previews

We run two in the 3m 1f beginners chase. Ontheropes (Paul) ran well enough on his chasing debut behind Carefully Selected at Fairyhouse last month and will appreciate this longer trip and the ground. Small Farm (Brian Hayes) will like the trip but want softer ground.

Salsaretta (Paul) goes for the 2m 4f mares chase. She jumped well when winning on her debut here last month. She hasn’t as much experience as some of the opposition but this could be an opportunity for her if she jumps as well as she did last time. The faster ground is a slight concern but hopefully she will cope with it okay.

We have four in the 2m 3f conditions hurdle. Paul has picked Saglawy and that could be significant. He has improved since his run on the flat last time. Stratum (Danny) will like this ground and will be fine over the trip. Burrows Saint (Rachael Blackmore) isn’t suited by these race conditions but we need to get the run into him. Sayo (Brian Hayes) has been chasing and we are trying to restore his confidence here.

Purple Mountain (Patrick) makes her racecourse debut in the bumper over 2m 2f. She is a nicely bred mare who does everything right at home. This drying ground will suit and we are hoping for the best.