We got another winner yesterday as Lalipour was produced beautifully by Chris Hayes to get up just on the line. It’s great to see the hard work pay off. Today we have 8 runners for Roscommon over jumps and 1 runner in Naas.
THAT’S MAD runs in the Naas Handicap. He was a bit too keen on his debut for us but the softer going and drop down in trip could suit.
BIOVERDIA is our first runner at this evening meeting in the division 2 Tulsk Mares Maiden Hurdle over 2m. It’ll be a great starting point for her this season. She is already a winner of her bumper and the ease in the ground will help as this mare stays all day, however she will carry a penalty for that win. Davy Russell is booked to ride.
Next up is SANTANA PLESSIS in the www.roscommonracecourse.ie maiden hurdle over 2m. This horse did reasonably well on his first assignment over hurdles and has shown good form in bumpers over this distance as well. It will be another case of getting a run but hopefully with a decent result, Davy rides.
SOLDIERS HILL starts his season in the Athleague maiden hurdle. He’s a very good looking horse and won his bumper very convincingly. He has had a few runs in maiden hurdles coming up against very hot company. This looks another nice introduction to get his season underway and will be in the hands of Davy.
Unlucky not to get closer last time TIGER TWENTY TWO finished 3rd having dropped back around the home turn. He is a very tough little horse and hopefully the last race hasn’t taken to much out of him. This will be another ride for Davy.
In typical fashion we have 3 runners for the feature race at Roscommon, the Roscommon Handicap Hurdle over 3m. EVERYBREATHYOUTAKE is our highest rated horse in the race. It wasn’t his day at Cheltenham in the Martin Pipe but this horse had good form previously. He has done well for a break and will be accompanied by Keith Donoghue. GET OUT THE GATE is a new recruit to the yard and has good chase form from his previous yard. It’ll be interesting to see how he handles going back over hurdles and we have Davy Russell in the saddle. Finally we have CLONDAW NATIVE who looks to be off a nice mark here. The trip shouldn’t be a worry and we have booked Denis O’Regan to ride.
Finally in the Ladies Pro/Am we have IMPERIAL ALLURE who ran a much improved race behind the classy Politesse last time out. Hopefully she will have come on for that again and is partnered by pro Lisa O’Neill.