Today we have five runners for the first day of the mixed festival. We top and tail the card today with three runners in the first two races and then two in the last.
For the Novice hurdle we have last time out winner AS TEARS GO BY and ROYAL EAGLE who was very unlucky not to win on the flat last time. This could be very hot with HMS seahorse having a mark of 132. As Tears Go By should great improvement to power home having come last in the Land Rover bumper on his only previous run. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. Royal Eagle was brought down on her last run over hurdles but her most recent run on the flat was very good and she gets a fillies allowance and Jordan Gainford in the saddle.
For the Handicap Hurdle we have DEJA ROUGE who is right at the top of the handicap here and we won’t be claiming as Jack Kennedy takes the ride. Hopefully he can take a step forward and run well for connections.
Finally in the bumper we have two, GREAT SCHEMA and SIX ACE. Great Schema will be having his first run on the track and he has a speedy enough pedigree. We have had some luck with the sire and Harry Swan has been booked to ride and claim 7lbs. SIX ACE is also having his first run on the track. His half brother is a bumper winner which bodes well and Pat Taaffe takes the ride and claims 7lbs.