We have plenty of runners today as we’re back jumping at Tipperary and we have one flat runner on the Curragh.
The first race of the day is at Tipperary where we have two runners for the Tipperary Maiden Hurdle. INSANE BOLT will have a plenty today having had won on the flat, he had decent form over hurdles in a juvenile career but looks one who should come on for the run, Keith Donoghue will ride. BRAWNY should appreciate the better ground that is on offer here and that should be a real bonus to help him last home, Davy Russell rides.
The feature race of the day looks to be a really hot competition with many Cheltenham horses making their return. Our Cheltenham hero CHOSEN MATE is in good form going to this and it should be a good starting point for the season. We’ve stuck to hurdles and Davy Russell will ride. MENGLI KHAN also tries his hand in this. This horse struck up a great partnership with Luke Dempsey last season so we will be going with him again today.
SONG OF NAMIBIA makes his return to the track since Covid. The handicap has given him a hand which will hopefully go toward a better result, Davy rides.
Having to give away weight to the field THUNDER DOWN UNDER will hopefully well placed in this maiden hurdle to shake that tag. This is another ride for Davy.
Our next runner is MARIA FRANCESCA in the Junction Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f. This will be her first start for the yard and fingers crossed we can give her new connections a good first day out.
Finally we have CURLEW HILL in the bumper. This horse was 3rd in a very hot bumper before joining us but didn’t like conditions last time out. The better ground will hopefully see some improvement from him, Jamie Codd takes the ride.
Finally we have SISTER ELIZA in the 3yo Irish Stallion Farms Fillies maiden at the Curragh. This filly is well related but just needed some time and this will surely be a hotly contested race, Gary Halpin rides.