Today we head to Fairyhouse with 8 runners as it looks a nice card.
Our first runner of the day is ROCK ON CASSIE in the mares beginners chase which has yielded a very small field. She was non-runnered at Leopardstown for the Dublin Racing Festival on going as it ended up becoming too quick. She is up against her own sex here and has Sam Ewing in the saddle.
Arctic Ambition is unfortunately a non runner.
The rated chase looks to have turned into a really hot event as horses look to get a competitive run in before Cheltenham. MINELLA CROONER is the only horse here without an official rating and comes here with some excellent form. He has taken well to chasing and will have Sam Ewing in the saddle. MILAN NATIVE is on the come back trail as he was a faller the last day but returned home ok. He has been given a little bit of time between runs to fresh him up and hopefully with Jordan in the saddle he can put in a good round.
For the maiden hurdle over 2m limited to the 4yos we have GORDONS AURA who has put in some solid performances recently even against older horses. It would be great to see him take the race by the horns and seize his chance. Jordan Gainford has been booked to ride.
We only have one filly in the mares maiden hurdle, GRANOS GIRL. The ground has found her out on her two starts to date and it looks like things has dried out just enough for her now to hopefully make a difference. Ricky Doyle has been booked to ride and he has been in good form lately. Thegingrin has not been declared to run as first reserve.
Another maiden hurdle comes up next and we have two in it. SET POINT and STUZZIKINI. Set Point is having his first start for us and also his first start over hurdles. He has a wonderful pedigree and hopefully he can get a good run in as he lacks experience. Stuzzikini has found another gear in recent times and put in a career best to finish 2nd last time out when we claimed with him. Today he gets a professional onboard in the shape of Jordan Gainford and hopefully his trajectory can continue to improve.
Rounding up today’s squad is FRUIT BLOSSOM in the handicap hurdle over 2m3f. She is having her third run for us and has put up some reasonable form to date. We have James Robottom onboard who is having his first ride in Ireland since joining us just before Christmas. It would be great to see him go well as an aspiring jockey who has made the move over.