Today we head to Thurles with 7 smart runners.
Our first runner of the afternoon is THE GOFFER in the beginners chase in a small competitive field. It was great to get a run into him the last day so he should be in a good position here. He is a strong chasing type who should enjoy conditions and will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.
Next up we have ARCTIC AMBITION in a handicap chase over 2m6f. The last day looked just a tad too far and he couldn’t keep up with Final Orders. He looks well in the weights here and has a decent chance with Jack Kennedy booked to ride.
For the novices hurdle we have two runner, FAVORI DE CHAMPDOU and JACK IN THE BOX. Favori was very smart when winning his maiden hurdle over a similar distance the last day here and handled the track and conditions very well. Jack in the box didn’t justify favourtism the last day in Galway but was coming back from a long break. He looked like he probably needed a bit further so we have him upped in trip and Davy Russell takes the ride.
In the mares maiden hurdle we have GINNETS GIRL and JENNY FLEX. Ginnets Girl is starting to become a bit exposed in hurdles but goes against her own sex here and will have Jack Kennedy in the saddle. Jenny Flex hated the ground in Cork the last day where the description of Heavy was being kind. Hopefully she can go well here upped in trip and has Davy Russell in the saddle.
Finally in the bumper we have IDEAL DE CIERGUES who makes his return to the track. Most of these have had a run already in their career and a few have done so more recently which should make for a good race. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.