It’s our final day of racing before the Festival and we will have a lot of runners as Naas puts on a good card. We will have 10 in total heading over to Kildare.
Our first runner is DAKOTA MOIRETTE in the opener over 2m. This horse came second last time out to the strong finishing Sizing Pottsie, there might be one or two nice ones in here but hopefully the horse can be competitive again and will have Davy Russell in the saddle.
DALLAS DES PICTONS goes to Naas rather then Cheltenham as its a small field for the novice chase. He’s in good form and will have a much lower mark then his English equivalent which influenced the decision. Davy Russell will ride,
We have a number of runners for the Leinster National as we send 4 runners. DOUNIKOS also holds an Aintree Grand National entry so this will be an ideal run for him and we will claim 7lbs off him with Kevin Brogan. MONBEG NOTORIOUS is another one will a similar plan and profile, the master, Davy Russell will be on board. GENERAL PRINCIPLE ran a cracker last time to finish 4th and is another we’ve decided to claim from and he will have Gavin Brouder on board. Finally at the bottom of the weights for us we have CHEB DE KERVINIOU who wears his heart on his sleeve and really tries. He and Rachael Blackmore have formed a good partnership and they go again here.
FANTASIO D’ALENE has been a smart performer in bumpers for us and he takes the step up to hurdling in Listed company. He is a nice horse and hopefully can get more black type here. Denis O’Regan will ride.
Next up is EUCLYDE DUBREAU who had a very educational run last time out and will have come on for it. He may be one to keep on side until he goes in handicaps. Hopefully he can improve here with Keith in the saddle. We also have THE VERY MAN in this who will be the choice of Davy Russell.
Finally we have CLONDAW NATIVE who is another one staying at home as he looks like he’ll have a nice mark here and might have a chance. Luke Dempsey will be in the driving seat.
We wish all our horses and riders the very best of luck and a safe return.