The rain has been our enemy this week as Fairyhouse was cancelled on Tuesday and we have a few weather warnings for rain today. Hopefully the weather can hold enough so we can run our 7 at Thurles.
Kicking things off in the first race is THISONESFOROLLIE, a true model of consistency and hasn’t been far away from the front. Davy Russell has been booked to ride as he isn’t too high in the handicap. We hope the pair do well.
Our second runner of the day is MISS ALOUD in the Templemore Mares Maiden Hurdle. This filly showed much improvement to finish second last time out under Jamie Codd. We think now is the right time to send her over hurdles as she seems to know her job now. Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
For the next race, the Ballagh Mares Handicap Hurdle we have OCEAN VOYAGE. This mare was doing everything right last time before being badly hampered and unseating Jack Kennedy. She is a big scopey mare and we hope that she can have a bit of luck this time around. Davy Russell will be taking the ride.
There is a break of a race before we send two for the Thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle. SANTANA PLESSIS signed off his summer in nice style by winning his bumper. After a bit of a break he’s come back fresh. This is the natural progression and we thin k he should be well able for it. Davy Russell will ride. HELL ON EARTH is our other runner in this race, he made a nice return finishing 5th at Punchestown and is a bit lighter in the weights then Santana. Keith Donoghue will get the ride.
Finally for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Flat Race we have another two runners. Firstly is PART TIME AFFAIR who was much improved to finish 3rd last time out. We hope we will see the same sort of improvement here again and Lisa O’Neill has been booked to ride. Our second runner is FARSIDEOFTHEMOON who was 4th on debut. We were very happy with that run and would hope for the same again. Paddy Vaughan has been booked to ride who claims 7lbs.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.