We’re finally at the weekend which will be a great delight to many and also means that the Galway Festival is right around the corner although it may be a very different event altogether this year. However, today we focus on our 6 potential runners at Cork and 1 runner on the flat in Down Royal.

WALKABOUT ran a very good race to improve his form into 4th place the last day at Roscommon and will have the usual head gear fitted here again. He isn’t the only improver in the field and will have to see them off in order to feature here, Declan McDonogh has been booked to ride.

We might not get away and racing in the first as Amarissa currently sits as the first and only reserve. This mare is well bred and comes from the family of Big Orange so staying power is plenty on paper, Keith Donoghue is provisionally booked.

GERRY’S WAY however, is confirmed to run in the Cork Maiden Hurdle over 2m. This will be the gelding’s second attempt over hurdles today and should have learned plenty from his first spin, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.

The next event looks rather competitive for our runner, as we send out SILVER STAR to contend the Dromahane Handicap Hurdle. This horse found his company much the better than him the last day when contending 20k handicap hurdle in Bellewstown. This is a big drop back in class which will hopefully help this horse run his race.

Our penultimate runner before a large break is FELINO DE BERSY who indicated to us that further is better as he stayed on for 3rd in Downpatrick the last day. He has been upped in trip here and is again fitted with a tongue tie along with Keith Donoghue in the saddle. Hopefully improvement keeps coming.

Finally we move on to the bumper where BALLY DUN LISS is a new comer for us, she will be partnered by Jamie Codd. She is bred for the game and we look forward to her running. Evie’s Song is first reserve for this event and if she does get a run she has the advantage of having been on the track once before. She was beaten a long way but that looked far more difficult than this.