We head back to Gowran Park today with 5 runners.
DOCTOR NIGHTINGALE represents us in the opener, the 3yo Maiden Hurdle. She has plenty of experience over hurdles having been placed in all 4 runs over flights to date. She should be in with a good chance of finishing in the frame again today under Jack Kennedy.
ZAIDI makes his seasonal reappearance in the maiden hurdle. He ran a big race to finished second on his hurdling debut back in April and should handle the softer conditions. Jack Kennedy rides.
We now only saddle one runner in the Joe Bollard Memorial Handicap Hurdle. EMOTIONAL DAMAGE steps up in trip to 2m4f for the first time today and also has the benefit of Carl Millar’s 7lb claim. We’re hoping that this will bring out some improvement in her. MINNIE BEETS is a non runner.
RINGDUFFERIN makes his handicap debut in the Jack Duggan Memorial Handicap Hurdle. He opened up his account well over hurdles last time out at Downpatrick when fitted with first time cheekpieces and we’d be hopeful that he’ll run another big race today for connections as he steps up in trip to 3 miles. Jordan Gainford rides.
In the feature race, the PWC Champion Chase, we run HURRICANE GEORGIE. She has been running some solid races in handicap company throughout the summer and steps back in trip here today. Its a much more competitive field than what she has been competing against but she’s been a brilliant mare for connections. Jack Kennedy rides.
IRISH BLAZE is a non runner in the handicap chase.