It’s been a busy week for the yard with a media tour on Monday for the launch of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival and a media tour yesterday ahead of the 2019 Aintree Grand National.
It’s back to normality today. We have a total of 7 runners between Leicester and Clonmel.
KISS ME KAYF runs in the Clonmel Maiden Hurdle. She made her debut over hurdles last time out and should have come on plenty for that run. We have booked Jack Wildman today who claims a useful 7lb giving Kiss Me Kayf a nice low weight.
JUST A BOY has his first run in handicap company today in the Powerstown Handicap Hurdle. He’s yet to get a win under his belt but he’s in great form at home and we could see him finish in the placings today under Jack Kennedy.
WESTLAND ROW represents us in the Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan (Peugeot) Hurdle. He was unlucky when unseating at the second flight on his last start back at the end of November. We’ve been schooling him plenty at home and hopefully we’ll get a good run out of him today. Davy Russell rides.
MONATOMIC could open up his account over fences today in the Clonmel Racecourse Supporters Club Beginners Chase. He was unlucky to fall at Tramore when he was on track to win and he ran a great race to finish 2nd at Fairyhouse last time out. Davy Russell rides.
WESTERN HONOUR runs in the Qualified Riders Maiden Hurdle. He ran a great race at Navan last time out to finish 2nd behind Warnaq and it shouldn’t be long before we see him get his head in front. Castlebawn West looks the main danger in today’s rest but we have a great jockey booking in Jamie Codd.
We send two runners to Leicester for the Barkby Conditional Jockeys Selling Hurdle. KING’S SONG carries top weight in this contest. He’s been running in a mixture of hurdle and chase races this season and is capable of picking up a race in England however the trip may just be a bit on the short side for him. Harry Reed is booked to ride. RIGHTDOWNTHEMIDDLE last won over hurdles back in July at Perth. Again he’s one who would probably suit a slightly further trip but should run well in the hands of Fergus Gregory.