Today is a very busy day, we send 8 across to Galway and 5 over at Perth.
The first order of the day will be at Perth, as they host the second day of their two day meeting. BRAID BLUE has found himself in a very small field of only 4 runners in the opener; the Live Racing TV on Facebook Novices’ Hurdle over 2m7f. He was a winner on his last two starts and aims for a hat-trick with his companion Dicky Johnson.
SERIOUS EGO goes in the 2m Heineken UK Handicap Hurdle. The ground might be a bit on the quick side here but the race has come up like one worth chancing. Dicky Johnson will be in the driving seat.
Next is CREADEN GRAE who has been in good form at home as of late. He goes for the Heidsieck Monople Party Goes On Handicap Chase. He will be giving away weight to the whole field so it won’t be the most straightforward task. Our man Dicky Johnson is onboard yet again here.
It’s a small break until our next runner at Perth; MOLY MOTIVATION in the follow @RacingTV on Twitter Handicap Hurdle. Another runner burdened with top weight, she makes her maiden voyage to Perth in the hope of bringing back a prize. Dicky Johnson rides.
A good winner first time out, SAINT OR SINNER will be having another crack in bumpers. She goes for the final race at Perth, the Watch Irish Racing On RacingTV Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race. A final ride for Dicky Johnson.
Not long after the last race at Perth ends, the party is only starting in Galway! DARK DECADE is our first runner of the card in the second race, the Tote Proud Sponsor of Galway Handicap Hurdle. He has cheekpieces fitted today to keep him sharp. Denis O’Regan will be riding.
A full field of 20 go forward in the Tote Account Irish EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle, in which BALLYDUNBLAZE will be our representative. A winner last time out she will have a bit of confidence going into proceedings. Mark Enright will be riding.
Our next race is the big one of the evening, The thetote.com Galway Plate. We send forward 5 for the 24 runner field. MENGLI KHAN, a very smart Novice Chaser is the first in our line up. Davy Russell will be partnering with him. A TOI PHIL is next, he hasn’t been able to find the same sort of form as he had last year but 7lbs claimer Liam Quinlan will be onboard taking some valuable weight off his back. An unfortunate faller last time out when it looked like she was going to win the Midlands National, BARRA will take her chances here again. Mark Enright will be onboard. Sneaking in low at the weights is BORICE, an impressive two time winner over in Perth as of recent. Luke Dempsey will be riding. Finally for the Plate is RAVENHILL. A consistent sort who has made a nice start over bigger obstacles. He comes in at a nice weight and Johnny Burke will be riding.
Our final runner of the day is FALAK in the Play The Tote Superfecta Handicap. Young 5lbs claimer Ben Coen will get the ride, the weight off his back will put him at a much more competitive mark.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return and a special thanks to all our staff you make the daily journey to Galway and the long trek to Perth.