It was great to get all of our horses in the placings yesterday where we brought home a first, second and third from three runners!
For the opening race in Limerick, a claimer we have three runners. ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU heads the field as the top weight and also having the largest claim. He ran ok the last day and we have chosen to use Shane Fitzgerald who is has a five pound claim. Next up is EXCELCIOR who has a date at the sales coming up. Again he ran modestly the last day and is open to improvement and will have Jordan Gainford in the saddle. Finally we have ONE DOWN who will have blinkers on for the first time to help him concentrate along with Jack Kennedy in the saddle.
For the mares maiden hurdle we have just the one, SHESADREAM. This mare will be having her first start after a winter break and comes here fresh and ready. She will have Jack Kennedy in the saddle.
It’s a big break to our next two runners in the handicap hurdle. THE ABBEY was foot perfect when returning to the track to win in great style. He comes back after two weeks ready to rock and is the pick of Jack Kennedy. KINNEGAD LAD has joined us after transferring from a different yard. This will be his first start for us and hopefully the change is as good as a rest and he will have Jordan Gainford in the saddle.
Finally in the bumper we have DUNLEER PHOENIX who is having his first start. He may need the run but comes here in good nick. Harry Swan has been booked to ride and claims a valuable 7lbs. It would be great for connections to see him run well.