It’s another wet day at Cullentra where we will be sending 11 horses down to Killarney for their afternoon meeting.
ESCORT’NAMIX goes for the first race, the Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd Maiden Hurdle. She was a winner of a point to point but since has lost her way a little. This will be her first start for the yard and we’ve put Jody McGarvey on Board.
We have a pair of runners for the third race, the BoyleSports Mares Beginners Chase over 2m4f. BALLYDUNBLAZE will take her first trip around the big fences today, the trip is a bit of an unknown but it looks an open contest for her to get started in, Keith Donoghue will ride. GRACELAND will also be running over fences for the first time, she is a very classy mare over hurdles and ran a very nice race on the flat last time out. Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
It’s a small field for one of the bigger races of the day, the Grade 3 An Riocht Chase where only 6 go forward. Of those 6 we have 2, DINONS and JURY DUTY. Dinons has been dropped down in trip back to the 2m4f. He had a holiday after his last run last year so he should be much fresher, Davy Russell will ride. Our American Grand National Winner showed a bit of revival in his last race when coming 2nd over fences, Robbie Power will be riding him today.
Next is the feature race of the day, the Grade B BoyleSports Bourn Vincent Handicap Chase over 2m1f. DUCA DE THAIX has run some nice races in big handicaps before lockdown. He’ll be second top weight here so will have a lot to do. AVENIR D’UNE VIE was a great servant for connections last season and goes here hopefully with a chance, Davy Russell rides.
Another two go for the BoyleSports Chase over 2m4f with GALVIN leading the way. He was a very gallant 2nd at the Festival last season and this could be a very nice race for him to start his season with, Davy Russell rides. another horse who wears her heart on her sleeve is MAKE MY HEART FLY who will also be starting off her season, Keith Donoghue rides.
TIMIYAN is a good horse on his day and goes for the BoyleSports Handicap Chase, Mark Walsh has been booked to ride and hope.
Final in the last race of the day we have GLOBAL JACKPOT who has a big mark so a bit of expectation lies on his shoulders for this beginners event. We have put Davy Russell up on board.