We kick off the week with 6 runners making their way up north to Down Royal racecourse. Our first runner of the day is MONATOMIC in the “Rated Novice Chase” he has hit the crossbar on several occasions, he lines up in a small field today and has the help of Jack Kennedy on board.

In the 2m Maiden Hurdle we have two runners lining up. SONG OF NAMIBIA has been running some encouraging runs without threatening, he is in great form at home and hopefully he can go even closer today, Keith Donoghue makes a return from injury to ride. BLACK TEARS was unlucky on her seasonal debut, she will improve for that outing and Jack Kennedy is in the saddle.

COUNT SIMON and INVINCIBLE CAVE are both lining up in the 2m 3f Novice Hurdle, the latter wears first time blinkers and hopefully this can help him concentrate, Jack Kennedy rides. COUNT SIMON finished 2nd on his latest outing and hopefully he can put in another good show for his owners, Keith Donoghue rides.

Our last runner of the day is ANDY DUFRESNE who makes his debut on the track. Successful on his sole point-to-point start he has done very well for a break and we hope he can make a good impression on his racecourse debut, Derek O’Connor rides.