It’s the last day of 2019 and we hope we can sign it off with a winner or two. It’s been a good year and a good start to our 2019/2020 campaign as we currently have 132 winners and just over €2,000,000 in prize money. Our last meeting of the year is at Punchestown, where we send 6 horses.
We don’t have anything for the first two races but we start off with 4 in the 3YO Maiden Hurdle. All our juveniles seem to have come about at the same time and it’ll be good to get a run into them before their Birthday’s tomorrow. GARRISON COMMANDER was a reserve last time and didn’t get a chance to run. He finished his flat career with some placings. He will probably need the run as it will be a very big learning experience. Brian Hayes will ride. GEALACH has had a bit more experience in this company then most, but he has been improving and will have Davy Russell on board. METAL MAN parted company with his rider early on at Leopardstown last day and he will need to continue the learning process here. Hopefully he and Mark Enright can stay together for the whole race. Lastly we have OAK PARK, who placed in France and is by a sire that gets stayers in the shape of Sea The Stars. Jack Kennedy will ride.
CRACKING SMART is our next to go forward in a hurdles race. It’s turned out to be a very hot race as we welcome Sizing John back after a two years absence. This horse will need to get back in the swing of things and this might end up being a nice race to see where he is. Jack Kennedy will ride.
Lastly we have IMMORTALITY in the bumper, who comes here as a winner of a pointer and also as Laurina’s little sister. This is a very big field for her to start off in and we will be hoping that she gets a nice spin around. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride her.
We wish all our horses the best of luck and a safe return and we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.