SAMCRO (pictured) has made the trip across the water to run at Newcastle in the Grade 1 BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle. He came out of his Down Royal race in great form and would have needed the run. Ground conditions that day weren’t ideal and he’s been working really well at home since. Hopefully he’ll be back to his winning ways today under Jack Kennedy.

6 runners head to Fairyhouse for Day 1 of their Winter Festival. FLAWLESS ESCAPE makes his chasing debut in the Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase. He has taken well to his fences at home and we’re excited to see how he gets on tomorrow. Day Russell rides.

MRS LOVETT managed to score over fences last time out and has been fresh and well at home since. Today is her first time in handicap company and we’ve stepped her up in trip slightly. We’d be hopeful that she’ll finish in the placings today, Davy Russell rides.

DUCA DE THAIX is also having his first run in handicap company in the Easyfix Handicap Chase. He’s been unlucky not to score on any of his chasing starts to date but is capable of going close here today under Davy Russell.

COLUMN OF FIRE makes his debut over hurdles in the Free Racecourse Wifi Maiden Hurdle. He was an impressive bumper winner last time out and previously finished 2nd in the Land Rover bumper at Punchestown. He’s schooled well at home and provided all goes well today he certainly looks the one to beat. Davy Russell rides.

WESTLAND ROW runs in the Fairyhouse 2019 Membership Handicap Hurdle. He was unlucky to unseat Mark Enright at only the second flight in Navan on Sunday. We’ve schooled him plenty at home this week and hopefully we’ll see him finish in the placings. Davy Russell rides.

Our last runner of the day is YENDO in the Kettles Country House Hotel Supporting Fingal Ravens GAA (P/A) INH Flat Race. This is the Doyen geldings racecourse debut and we should learn a lot about him today. Jamie Codd takes the ride.