Today we have 9 runners across two racecourses, Downpatrick and Tipperary.
Firstly to Downpatrick where KASHMIR WILDE runs in the Molson Coors Mares Maiden Hurdle. She placed on a few occasions in bumpers and came 3rd in her maiden hurdle last time out. Hopefully a bit of improvement can come of her but she is probably one that’ll get her head in front in handicap company. Denis O’Regan rides.
We have 3 runners in the Molson Coors Rated Hurdle. ROAD TO DUBAI is our first runner of the trio, he wasn’t beaten a million miles last time out and hopefully he can do the same here again. Keith Donoghue takes the ride. KURAKA makes his first appearance on a racecourse since November. He will probably come on for the run here, Denis O’Regan rides. Finally AUTHORIZO rounds off the trio. He hasn’t been the most progressive since his last win, but at the bottom of the weights we hope he can make a splash. Rachael Blackmore takes the ride.
SASSY YET CLASSY runs in the Balloohire.com Mares Handicap Hurdle. She sits at the top of the weights so we have put 5lbs claimer Fergus Gregory on board. She is joined by BALLYDUNBLAZE who fell last time out at Galway. Denis O’Regan rides and hopefully they can get around safely.
In the next race THREE IS COMPANY runs over 2m5f. He has been upped in trip and hopefully the ease in the ground is an added extra. Keith Donoghue takes the ride.
Finally for Downpatrick is SOLDIERS HILL, who ran a mighty race to finish 3rd in a bumper at Galway. He’s looking to go a few better in what looks a more open race. Jamie Codd is back on board.
Our final runner of the day is our solitary runner down in Tipperary: WALKABOUT, who runs in the Racing Again 29th August Ladies Handicap. He has been very consistent of late and the going should suit. The very capable Lisa O’Neill will be doing the driving.