Downpatrick Runners

We’re back at Downpatrick today with 8 runners.

Our first runner of the day is ROARING POTTER in the opportunity maiden hurdle. He is stepping up in trip to 2m5f and should appreciate the smaller field. He has some good form to his name and looks in with a good chance of scoring today under Shane Fitzgerald.

SUPERLIKE makes his hurdling debut in the 2m2f maiden hurdle. He was unplaced in a maiden at Dundalk on his racecourse debut but has been schooling well at home and should come on for the run. Niall Moore rides and claims 7lb.

HURRICANE GEORGIE has been a little star for connections and she takes her chances again today in the mares handicap hurdle. She won off a much lower mark over hurdles last time out but she has Corey McGivern claiming a useful 7lb’s today and looks to have another good chance of scoring.

In the opportunity handicap hurdle we run BRITZKA. He’s been up against it in Graded company throughout the winter but he should be able to take advantage of this drop in class today. Shane Fitzgerald takes the ride.

We send two down to post in the novice hurdle. LIEUTENANT HIGHWAY really benefitted from wearing first time head gear when he scored at Clonmel last time out. He keeps the cheek pieces on again today and could go close under Corey McGivern who claims 7lb. THE ABBEY was also a recent winner at Clonmel in a race that saw a couple of winners come out of it. He has plenty of stamina and could get the better of the rest of the field today. Simon Torrens rides.

KINNEGAD LAD ran well on his debut since joining the yard but just faded before 2 out so he should appreciate the step back in trip today in the handicap hurdle. Ben Mulligan rides and claims 7lb.

Our final runner of the day is COUNTRY QUEEN in the bumper. she ran a lovely race on her racecourse debut to finish 5th in a maiden hurdle behind stablemate Return To Base. Although still a bit green, she stayed on well in the closing stages and looks to have a good chance in todays race. Harry Swan rides and claims 7lb.