It was a successful weekend and nice to win three in a row across two cards. We go in search of more prize money today as we have 9 runners across three tracks: Ayr, Galway and Wexford.
First to Galway where we have one runner, first timer JOE POWER in the Corrib Food Products Maiden. It’s very much a belated start for this horse but it looks a very ordinary race and hopefully he won’t have to do much to feature. Declan McDonogh will be riding.
Across the sea to Ayr, where we send three runners. Our first runner is THREE IS COMPANY in the Christmas Party Nights @ Ayr Racecourse Novices’ Handicap Chase. This will be his first runner over fences and it looks a nice race for him to start off in. Richard Johnson will be riding and we hope the pair can be successful.
Next at the Scottish course is RIGHTDOWNTHEMIDDLE in the Book Coral Scottish Grand National Tickets Conditional Jockeys’ Training Handicap Hurdle. This horse has come down the weights massively since coming back to us. We hope we can find his old form from when he was last with us. Ben Jones will take the ride.
Finally in Ayr is MR CAPLAN in the Book Christmas Day At Western House “Newcomers” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race. It will be this horses first run along with the rest of the field. Our bumper horses have been doing well so we hope he can continue our good vein of success. Richard Johnson has been booked to ride.
Back across to Ireland where we have five runners in Wexford. ZAMBEZI FIX goes forward for the County Wexford Vintner Maiden Hurdle over 2m. He has done well over the summer and has come back much stronger. Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
The only race today where we have two runner is the M.W. Hickey Memorial Chase, a Listed event over 2m7f. It’s a very small field where only 4 horses have declared. ROARING BULL kept good company last season and we’ve decided to start him off here. Luke Dempsey will be riding and we’re sure he will come on for the run. CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC made a nice return to the track just over two weeks ago. It was nice to get a run into him before this and he carries a nice weight. Robbie Power will be riding.
In the next race ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU has his second crack at chasing. He learnt plenty from his first run over fences last time out and we’d hope the positive experience will give him the confidence to go again here. Keith Donoghue will be riding.
Our final runner of the meeting is AXIOMATIC in the Jim Whitty C & G Pro-Am INF Flat Race. This is another one that has done well over the summer but it looks a very competitive race, so things won’t be straight forward. Lisa O’Neill has been booked to ride.
We wish all the horses and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.