Great to get a winner up yesterday with the horses being so close lately and just hitting the crossbar. We have 4 in Bellewstown and 1 in Sligo on the flat today.
Our first runner isn’t until the third race where we have last time out winner LALIPOUR in the Div 1 Bellewstown Handicap for 45-65. He’s gone up a few pounds since then but has been given a chance with the handicapper. We’ve put Chris Hayes back up and hopefully the pair can strike lucky again.
METAL MAN goes for the Div 2 on the same race, he wasn’t disgraced in his first run this season but will have more to do being second highest in the weights, Declan McDonogh rides.
It’s a big break before we have two runners in the last, the Indaver Ireland QR Handicap over 2m1f. GRACELAND ran a very good race first time for us and has shot up to a rating of 91. She’ll appreciate the distance and we have booked Jamie Codd to ride. Lisa O’Neill will be on COOLONGOLOOK who will be debuting for the season. Hopefully this will be the right starting point for him off a nice mark.
Finally we have TAKE A TURN in the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel Handicap at Silgo. We were delighted with his run the other week staying on for third, we’ve decided to put 3lbs claimer Ben Coen on board who won his first Group race yesterday at Leopardstown.