Punchestown and Gowran Park

Today we mix a bit of the flat with some jumps as we first head off to Punchestown for what we hope will be a fruitful day.

For the claiming race we have BENZ and BALLYQUINBAY as Mylestown Upper is a non runner. Benz was a faller the last day but is non the worse for it. This looks a low level where he can hopefully prove useful with Ben Harvey claiming 5lbs. Ballyquin Bay ran well the last day and hopefully won’t be too far away here and will be given a strong ride from Keith Donoghue.

For division 1 of the maiden hurdle we have FOXFIRE GLOW who should really like the on-track conditions and the tongue tie is reapplied here. It would be great to get this horse in the winners enclosure and Jody McGarvey has been booked to ride.

Finally for Punchestown THE MEDIATOR runs in division 2 of the maiden hurdle. This horse made a very pleasing return to action the last day with a decent 2nd place. Keith has been booked to ride and can hopefully do what is needed to get in the frame.

Over in Gowran DOCTOR NIGHTINGALE was very brave on her second start over course and distance. She ran a fantastic race to come home 3rd. She should be able to build on that and she likes the track. Declan McDonogh has been booked to ride.

It is a very long wait to the end where DOUGLAS DC goes in the lucky last. He has been very consistent lately but just hasn’t managed to finish in front. Jack Kearney is booked to ride and has a valuable 7lbs claim.