It was great to get a double on the board at Leopardstown yesterday with Tombstone and Woods Well. We’re back at Leopardstown again today with 7 runners.
CORNAKILL ROSE is our first runner of the day in the 2m4f Mares Maiden Hurdle. She’s taken well to her hurdles and seems to show improvement with each run. We’re hopeful that she can show a bit more today in the hands of Jack Kennedy.
RAKHINE STATE runs in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle. The 6yo finally got off the mark over hurdles last time out at Clonmel and comes into the race in great form. It’s a slightly tougher contest today however we are hoping for a good run from him under Davy Russell.
In the Leopardstown May Family Day Handicap Hurdle we run SERIOUS EGO. He is yet to score over hurdles and needs to show a bit of improvement if he is going to feature here today. Davy Russell rides.
MONITION is another who is looking to break his duck over hurdles in the TRI Equestrian Handicap Hurdle. He does carry top weight here today but we’re hoping that he will run a decent race. Jack Kennedy rides.
GRAINEYHILL bids to follow up his recent Fairyhouse success in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novices Chase. He was very lucky the last day and came out of that race in great form. We have kept Keith Donoghue on him again today and all being well we’re expecting him to finish in the placings.
Our last two runners of the day are in the Leopardstown Membership Beginners Chase. ANGE D’OR JAVILEX jumped round nicely to finish 4th last time out after falling on his chasing debut. The step up in trip should benefit him and he could be in with an each way chance if he jumps a clear round. Brian Hayes rides. THREE KINGS was unlucky to just miss out on success at Ayr last Monday when he was beaten by a short head. He has already won a point to point this season for Georgie Benson and all being well we could see him back in the winners enclosure again today. Keith Donoghue rides.