We kick off the weekend with 5 runners down in the picturesque Gowran Park.

NOBEL JOSHUA makes his second start over flights in the Timmy Maher Memorial 3YO Maiden Hurdle. He finished mid-field here last time out and will have come on plenty for the experience. Davy Russell is in the saddle.

Our next runner of the day is EASYWORK in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle. He was a comfortable winner of his bumper in Down Royal last time out and makes his hurdling debut here today where he should be in with a good chance. Davy Russell rides.

MENGLI KHAN takes his chances in the Talbot Hotel Carlow Chase. With cheekpieces on for the first time we are hoping that he will get his head in front for Mark Walsh.

MONKSHOOD makes his second start over fences in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase. He pulled up on his chasing debut here back in February and we’re hoping he can get a clear round today under Davy Russell.

Our final runner of the day is THISONESFOROLLIE in the Join The Gowran Park Racing Club Handicap Chase. She was unlucky to fall 2 out the last day when in contention. She should be in with a good chance today and Kevin Brogan rides, claiming a valuable 7lb.