Today we have 8 horses going up to Downpatrick for their jumps meeting this afternoon and 1 horse will be making the long journey to Killarney to be our sole runner at their evening meeting.
Downpatrick begins with the mares maiden hurdle where we have two runners. The well bred IMMORTALITY continues on her hunt for glory. She was a winner of her point to point but has just lost her way a little under rules, Keith Donoghue rides. IMPERIAL ALLURE didn’t quite take to running in bumpers and is another well bred mare. This will be her first time over hurdles and this could bring about some improvement, Davy Russell rides.
FELINO DE BERSY showed improvement to finish 5th the last day at Bellewstown, this will be another maiden hurdle event where he looks to build on his past experiences, Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
INSANE BOLT goes for the Randox Health Handicap Hurdle over 2m2f. He made a bit of promising late headway the last day and looks to be getting to his best now, Davy Russell has been booked to ride. Aero Majestic will also be heading down as we await the call for him to run as he is currently first reserve.
We have the top weight in the Randox Health Maiden Hurdle as SOLDIERS HILL looks to back up his bumper win at the same track he found that victory at, Davy Russell will ride.
There is a gap of a race where we take a breather before sending forward GIVE HIM TIME in the Toals Phone Betting Available Handicap Hurdle. We’ve decided to switch back to hurdling with this horse as chasing didn’t quite work out the last day. We do very well here so hopefully this is another one that can benefit as Davy Russell rides.
Finally for Downpatrick we have CURLEW HILL in the Toals Dial-A-Bet Specials INH Flat Race. He got caught very wide the last day coming around the bend and had a lot of ground to make up that day. He should get a bit closer today if he gets a clear run, Jamie Codd will ride.
Our final runner of the day is CHOSEN MATE who goes for the MC Construction QR Maiden Division 1 over 1m6f. Both Divisions of this race look very hot as we face the in form Peregrine Run. Chosen Mate came 2nd in a similar race last season and should on form have the measure of his rivals. Lisa O’Neill has been booked to ride.