It’s another day of racing down in Ballinrobe as we have a mix of runners and reserves for the national hunt card.
Our first runner of the afternoon is WESTCOAST TIGER in the McHale Fusion 3 Range Mares Maiden Hurdle. This filly was just touched off my the smallest margin the last day. Hurdles seem to have brought about a nice bit of improvement so hopefully she’ll be more the wiser today with Keith in the saddle again.
Jaunty Warrior doesn’t look like he’ll be getting in to the second race as nothing has come out as he sits as third reserve.
MAKE MY HEART FLY couldn’t get around a tough class of horses the last day in what looked a much tougher assignment then this. This is also a step up in trip from that but she should be well able to run her race as she gives plenty of weight away to a few of them here. Her regular companion of Keith Donoghue will ride.
Our next runner is MENGLI KHAN in the McHale C4 Straw Blower & Silage Feeder Chase. This looks a hot race where we can hopefully be competitive where Mengli will be partnered by Rachael Blackmore.
For the Grade B McHale Mayo National Handicap Chase over 2m7f we have YOUNG TURK who was a great winner last time out and will be partnered again by Sean O’Keeffe claiming 3lbs off 10st 8lbs. Our other two hopefuls Cecil Corbett and Timiyan won’t be getting in as second and third reserves as no one has come out.
Finally a race named after our stable star the McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Chase we have AFOREMENTIONED who has been knocking on the door of late will have first time cheek pieces to eek out a bit more from him, Keith Donoghue will ride.