Our first runner of the afternoon is BOULON TROU who has only had the two runs so far so is unexposed. The rain has started to fall at home and hopefully a little might make its way up to Downpatrick and this will be his first run over hurdles. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
WEE WILLIE NAIL goes for the maiden hurdle over 2m2f. He made a very good impression on his first run as he finished 3rd. He is very unexposed compared to some of the field and may lack some of their experience. However, Jack Kennedy’s experience should more than make up for that and hopefully he can show himself to be a progressive sort.
For the mares handicap hurdle we have two runners. Firstly we have ALICE KITTY who ran in the charity race at leopardstown the other day so got a free racecourse spin. That will have put her in good stead for this and she will have Jordan Gainford in the saddle. EVER SO COOL is our second runner here and might just be a bit high in the weights yet to make a difference, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
Finally in the bumper we have ELLIS BOYD REDDING who was second on his sole start in a point to point so he has a bright future over obstacles. He is well related and a full brother to Andy Dufresne and that has been reflected in his naming, keeping up the theme of The Shawshank redemption. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.