Seven runners will head to Downpatrick today. This course seems to be a lucky one for us so hopefully we can come back with a few winners.

ESCORT’NAMIX aims to get us off on the right note having been placed on her last three starts. It’s a nice small field and we have booked Sean O’Keeffe to ride taking off a further 5lbs. Hopefully this is the one and we’re hoping for a good run.

SOLDIERS HILL goes for the rated hurdle having won last time out. He’ll be joint bottom weight with the addition of Sean O’Keeffe taking off 5lbs. This should be a slightly tougher event but hopefully we’ve done everything in our power to place him right.

Frustratingly DESSIE DESCHAMPS currently sits as second reserve for the Randox Health Handicap Hurdle over 2m2f. We will be waiting by the phone in the hope he gets a run.

Another new member to the team is MRS DAVIES who joins the yard from the UK. She has a nice pedigree and should relish the trip. As with a few others this weekend we’ve booked Sean O’Keeffe to ride as he claims 5lbs.

Still a maiden for us GOLDEN NOMAD goes in the Homecare Maiden Hurdle. There are plenty of exposed types in this race so hopefully we have the measure of the field. It looks a soft race and we have booked Robbie Power.

Finally we come to the Randox Health Beginners Chase over 2m3f for which we have 2 runners. MIRACLE IN MEDINAH finished in the mid-field on his first attempt over fences and will be looking to build on that with Jody McGarvey in the plates. THE ABBEY switches back to the jumps having been campaigned on the flat. This will be his first start over fences and we have put Keith on to help him.