This weekend will require a mammoth effort by the team, so here we go!
Race 1: Maiden hurdle 2m4f
LUCKY LYREEN has some really nice bumper form and should progress well here. Sam Ewing is booked to ride and he is currently riding at a great success rate. This will be a tough question on his first start over hurdles. STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT is now a non runner. STELLAR STORY looks like the pick of the bunch, he was a good bumper horse and will progress through the ranks, Jack rides. THE BAY HORSE will be qualified for handicaps after this and Nathan Andrews rides and claims 7lbs. THECORNERBAR is having her first start here but may do better against her own sex, Jake Coen is booked and claims 5lbs. Finally NO TURN UNSTONED will also be qualified for handicaps after this and may fair better there, Jody McGarvy rides.
Race 2: Handicap hurdle 80-116
SEA ASTER has put up some good form figures this season and should hopefully be good enough to get in the frame, Jack Kennedy rides. EBENEZER SCROOGE returns after a break and comes here fresh, hopefully he can outrun his mark. Sam Ewing rides.
Race 3: Handicap hurdle 80-130
EBASARI is another who comes here fresh, he hasn’t quite found his former form but hopefully the break will have rejuvenated him, Jordan Gainford rides. IRISH BLAZE went don’t fighting the last day in Down Royal. This is a quick return but he should be well able with Carl Millar booked and claiming 7lbs. FORTUNEDEFORTUNATA is the ride of Jack Kennedy and he will improve from his last run. THE PRIESTS LEAP has been freshened up for this and will be ridden by Nathan Andrews claiming 7lbs.
Race 4: Auction Novice Hurdle
This is a tiny field where we have two strong chances. DEE CAPO looks a fine horse with 2 wins beside his name now. This will be his first big test, Jack rides. Sam will be on WHATS UP DARLING who has also been in good form and should finish in the frame.
Race 5: Lismullen hurdle Grade 2
SIRE DU BERLAIS is now a non runner. ANDY DUFRESNE was revitalized over hurdles on his last run and the plan remains the same, Jordan Gainford rides. ZANAHIYR beat Andy the last day and was electric going to the line, that will have given him plenty of confidence and Jack Kennedy is booked to ride.
Race 6:Fortria Chase Grade 2
RIVIERE D’ETEL is our only representative in this. She gets a fillies allowance and takes on the big boys. She is race fit and can hopefully but it up to them.
Race 7: Beginners chase
SA FUREUR returns from a break and goes head first into this exciting race, he looks made for chasing and Jordan has been booked to ride. SAINT FELICIEN returns after a lay off but looks exciting, he was bred for chasing and his compact frame should suit around here, Jack rides.
Race 8: Bumper
MY TRUMP CARD was an expensive store purchase and has turned into a beautiful horse given time. He should be on point for this with Harry Swan in the saddle claiming 5lbs.