Today we start the long trip down to Killarney with just the one runner, BRITZKA in the final race a handicap over 1m6f. This horse has benefitted from a switch back tot the flat and was 4th the last day. He will be ridden by Irish Derby winning jockey Colin Keane.
For the opener in Downpatrick we have two runners, DOUGLAS DC and EBASARI. Douglas has had a bout of seconditis lately but is well able for this contest and will have Jordan Gainford in the saddle. Ebasari is the one to beat on ratings here and the drop in class should benefit him. He is ridden by Jack Kennedy.
DELTA LODGE runs in the maiden hurdle. After this he will qualify for handicaps and may be better suited to that sphere. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
For the next maiden hurdle on the card we have WESTCOASTINFORMANT who was second in Wexford over further the last day. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
TOWNHILL PENNY goes forward for the 2m6f handicap hurdle. She seems to like this track and goes off a nice mark. The undulations should help as she takes a drop in trip and has Jack Kennedy in the saddle.
Finally in the bumper we have THEMANINTHEBOOTS. He has since changed hands after coming a fine second and brings good form to the race. Harry Swan has been booked to ride and hopefully he can continue on his upward curve.