We head to Leopardstown today ahead of a busy weekends racing.
DEFI BLEU runs in the Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle Grade 1 over 2m 6f. He has definitely been running consistently over his last few runs. He was unlucky last day out in Limerick not to get his head in front. With Davy Russell on his back he will give him every chance. COMMANDER OF FLEET also runs in this. After running so well to win back in November he was disappointing last day out in Fairyhouse. However he has been in good form at home and we are hoping for a good run from him with Jack Kennedy on board.
TOMBSTONE ,FARCLAS and APPLE’S JADE represent us in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle Grade 1 over 2m. These three run against a competitive field. Tombstone is fresh from a run just last Sunday. He came out of his race well and should have every chance here today. Davy Russell takes the ride. After an unfortunate fall last day out in Limerick Farclas returns to the track and is in good form. We are hopeful for a good run from him today. Sean Flanagan takes the ride. Apple’s Jade runs today with a 100% strike rate this season under her belt. Jack Kennedy takes the ride.
We have four runners in the Ladbrokes Hurdle Grade B over 2m. Campeador has taken to fences well. He ran well to win in December and ran into 2nd place on his last run in Naas. He has been in good form at home. Keith Donoghue takes the ride today. MITCHOUKA also runs in this. He has stiff competition here today but has been in good form and is working well today. Kevin Brogan takes the ride. CARTWRIGHT runs again today after having a run just 10 days ago in Navan. Bryan Cooper takes the ride today. ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU has been in great form, winning on his last 2 runs. Jack Kennedy takes the ride.
ENVOI ALLEN runs in the Matheson INH Flat Race over 2m. He has been very impressive so far. Jamie Codd is in the saddle. ABRADABRAS makes his second appearance on the track after winning on his debut in Galway back in October. Lisa O Neill takes the ride. RUN WILD FRED was impressive last day out to win. We are hoping for another good run today. Declan Lavery takes the ride.
DUCA DE THAIX runs in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Steeplechase Grade 1 over 2m 1f. He has been in great form as of late, winning on his last 2 runs and has been placed in the top three placings on the last four runs before that. Davy Russell takes the ride. MENGLI KHAN also runs in this. We won well in Punchestown in November. Jack Kennedy takes the ride today.4
TYCOON PRINCE runs in the Goffs Handicap Steeplechase Grade B over 2m 1f. We would hope for a better run out of him here today compared to his last run in Fairyhouse at the beginning of January. Jack Kennedy takes the ride. DE PLOTTING SHED also represents us in this. He finished towards the back of the field last day out in Punchestown but he should run well here today. Keith Donoghue takes the ride. DAKOTA MOIRETTE is our third horse to run in this. He ran a great race last day out to finish in third place. Jack Kennedy takes the ride today.