It’s finally the weekend and we have some really nice horses on show over the next two days. For today we head to Fairyhouse with 12 runners.
We start off with two nice horses in the ITM Stallion Trail Hurdle, ARAMAX and GEALACH. Aramax was an unfortunate faller in the Grade 2 but he needed the run. He will have come on for that and will have Mark Walsh in the saddle today. Our second runner is last time out winner Gealach. He has improved through his runs nicely and this will be a good test to see where he is. Davy Russell will take the ride.
Next up is FLYING RISK who was a late withdrawal from Clonmel due to a change in going the last day. This mare is ready to go and this race suits her. Davy Russell will get the ride on her this time out.
We have two up for the next, a handicap hurdle MIRACLE IN MEDINAH and THUNDER DOWN UNDER. The first horse, Miracle in Medinah has come down the weights and has shown he has the ability to win in the past. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. Thunder Down Under improved on his run last time when coming 3rd and we’ve decided to claim off him with Sean O’Keeffe taking 5lbs off.
The feature race is next, the Grade A Dan & Joan Moore Handicap Chase and we have three for this. DUCA DE THAIX will carry the most out of out runners with 11st 7lbs. We will be claiming off him with Sean O’Keeffe taking of that very important 5lbs. AVENIR D’UNE VIE was a great winner last time out when he hosed up by 7 lengths. He has been penalised for that. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. DOCTOR PHOENIX rounds up the last of our runners. This grand servant was second behind Doctor Phoenix last time which was a very nice run from him. He is the mount of Davy Russell.
The next race is the Beginners Chase where we run CHOSEN MATE who kept on well last time in a similar event. It’s hard to find an easy beginners chase at the moment with many good horses from last season popping up. This will be another hot race but we hope he can run up to his merits. Davy Russell will ride.
We have 2 in the Rated Novices Chase, DIAMOND TURF and ISLE OF DESTINY. Diamond Turf ran another good race to finish 3rd. We hope he can do enough to get in the frame and Jack Kennedy will ride. Isle of Destiny was a very impressive 16 length winner on Stephens Day and hopefully he can back that up with another good run. Keith Donoghue will be riding.
Finally we have I A CONNECT in the bumper. The horse is named after the owners business venture and hopefully we can help get it into lights. He’s a nice horse and will be ridden by Barry O’Neill.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.