SHECOULDBEANYTHING and MEDIA NARANJA do battle in the opening mares handicap hurdle. We’ve had a good record in this race and can hopefully go well again. Shecouldbeanything is top weight and has a first time tongue tie but we will be claiming with Danny Gilligan taking away 5lbs. Media Naranja has started to come into herself at home and is the pick of Jack Kennedy and could sneak into the frame.
For the first Grade 1 race AMERICAN MIKE and FOUND A FIFTY go head to head. Conditions didn’t suit the last day and the ground was very heavy in Limerick. Better Condtions could see both horses play a big part.
FARREN GLORY and KING OF KINGSFIELD take each other on again in the novice hurdle. Farren Glory looks a really smart horse but just made a novice mistake the last day but has Jack back in the saddle. King of Kingsfield has the confidence of a strong win last time out to back him here with Sam in the irons.
FILS D’OUDAIRIES has his work cut out for him in the champion hurdle but there is fantastic prize money for just finishing here and he could surprise one or two as he has been in great form. Jack rides.
EMBITTERED goes here with better conditions on offer and will be ridden by Carl Millar taking away 7lbs. HOLLOW GAMES needs to regain a bit of form but is Jack’s pick. RIAAN is the dark horse in this pack and has Danny Gilligan claiming 5lbs. COOL SURVIVOR could sneak into a place here and has sam Ewing in the saddle. Finally we have FIRE ATTACK who with Jake Coen will have a minimal weight to carry.
Another big field handicap which we have 5 runners in. MAGIC TRICKS takes top weight so we claim with Carl Millar who gets on very well with this horse. CALL ME LYREEN follows suit and we claim off him with Danny taking away 5lbs. ANDY DUFRESNE sports the pink cap but has been going well at home and will have Kevin Sexton in the irons. FORTUNDEFORTUNATA has pulled together a number of very nice results lately and he has Sam. Finally By Your Side could come with a late run under Jack Kennedy and can hopefully get in the frame.
Only final runner of the festival is the newcomer HOLLY BROOK. A P2P winner on her only start, she looks a smart mare who has a bit of pace in her pedigree. Harry Swan rides.