Today we head to Limerick and Naas with runners.
Our first runner in Limerick is HARMONYA MAKER in the Grade 3 Mares Novice Hurdle. We’ve put a line through her last run where she unseated Jordan early on at Punchestown. She has previously been an impressive winner over hurdles beating some useful sorts and should appreciate the step up in trip to 2m6f. Jordan Gainford takes the rides.
FANTASIO D’ALENE is having his first start back for over a year in the 3 mile maiden hurdle. He has shown plenty of promise in his career including finishing second in a listed contest and if he shows that form here today then he stands a great chance. Jordan Gainford rides.
Its a 6 runner field in the beginners chase. IRISH BLAZE has been knocking on the door for a win over fences and today looks like it could be a winnable contest for him. Jordan Gainford takes the ride.
Our final runner in Limerick is LUCKY LYREEN in the bumper. The full brother to Call Me Lyreen was a winner at Down Royal at Christmas and looks to be one of the market leaders here today. He’s in great form at home and has the benefit of Jamie Codd in the saddle.
Over in Naas our first runner is CLODDERS DREAM in the maiden hurdle. He was 2nd last time out in Clonmel where he looked like he would appreciate a step up in trip. Let’s Go Champ looks the main danger having finished in front of him at Punchestown back January but Clodders Dream does have more experience under his belt. Davy Russell will be in the saddle.
In the Grade 3 Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle we send IRISH POINT down to post. He certainly sets the standard in the race having won a Grade 1 in France before joining the yard and running solid races in Grade 1 contests. Davy Russell takes the ride.
In the handicap hurdle BE MY HERO is having his first start since joining the yard from Brendan Walsh. He has some moderate form over hurdles. We have taken all the headgear off him today in the hope of seeing some improvement from him. Sam Ewing takes the ride.
Our final runner in Naas in MILAN NATIVE in the Leinster National. The Kim Muir winner hasn’t shown the best account of himself this season and based on those runs might be up against it here today. Sam Ewing rides.