It’s a big day of racing as we send full lorries to Limerick and Roscommon for flat and jumps racing.
First we head to Roscommon where we have 4 runners for their flat card on Good ground. CATHERINE CHROI runs in the opening maiden for 2yos. She was down the pack on her first run having run very green and we would be hopeful that she will be able to take a step up for today’s race. Leigh Roche has been booked to ride.
We don’t have anything for the next two races but WALKABOUT goes for the 45-65 1m2f handicap. This horse made a good return to racing last week and will hopefully improve for that run and will be ridden here by Declan McDonogh.
First time cheek-pieces will be on board CRACKAWAY for his yard debut in the 1m2f division 2 of the 45-65 handicap. It will be a bit of a fact finding mission as he hasn’t run for us yet. He will also be accompanied by Declan McDonogh.
Finally for Roscommon we have BIGBADANDBEAUTIFUL who takes her shot at the flat. Although she is a super tough bumper mare she still has a maiden tag on the flat. Her class should help her here and the decent ground will also go in her favour, Declan McDonogh will ride.
Onto Limerick, where we have GERRY’S WAY in the opening jumps race since March. This will be the gelding’s first run over hurdles and will serve as a great addition to his education. It’s a nice race to get him started off in and Davy Russell takes the ride.
We have two for the next division of the maiden hurdle. OAK PARK came home lame after his last race and has had plenty of time to recover. He has shown that he is well able in his juvenile hurdling career and can hopefully get off on the right foot today, Davy Russell rides. Our second runner is the third reserve, The Rocking Chair a lot has to go right for her to get into the race. She has good form in bumpers and looks bred for this.
BATTLE OF WILLS goes for the Limerick Hurdle over 2m and is back over his preferred going. He is a nice horse and we will be hopefully that he can get into the picture, Davy Russell rides.
MARIA FRANCESCA is second reserve for the Handicap Hurdle over 2m and we will have everything crossed that she gets in, she had reasonable form for previous connections and it would be nice to be able to get a run into her here, Davy Russell is booked.
For the mares race we have FLYING RISK, a mare who clearly has a bit of talent and has won here before. She has experience over hurdles and hopefully she’ll get first run on a few of these with Davy in the saddle.
A tough little horse called TIGER TWENTY TWO leads the way for the yard in the 2m6f Croom Handicap Hurdle. This horse has already shown us he can win and has been in good form at home. The trip should be right up his street and we look forward to seeing him run. Aero Majestic is third reserve and another one we would be hopeful of getting in, he’s ready to run and will have Keith in the saddle
Finally we have JAWBOX who will be having his first run on a racetrack in the Cappamore bumper. He’s a nice horse who has done plenty at home. It will be interesting to see how he fairs against the others but hopefully his homework is good enough to place him in good stead here. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.