It’s another busy day as we head to Galway with 7 runners and have just the 1 for Leopardstown.
We have two nice 3YOs for the opening juvenile hurdle race over 2m at Galway, LUCKY FELLA has the benefit of two runs under his belt and improving ones at that. This should be ideal for him and Denis O’Regan takes the ride. SIDESHIFT will be jumping out for the first time over hurdles but this horse is a winner on the flat on soft going and looked like he would appreciate a step up in going, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.
GEVREY was unlucky last time out as he got collared close to home on his first start over hurdles. He looks like a horse with a nice future and we will be hoping for a nice run here, Keith Donoghue is in the saddle once more.
There will be a gap of a race to FRONTAL ASSAULT in the Corrib Oil Maiden Hurdle over 2m. This horse probably needed the run the last day as he got tired close home but made a good account of himself. Mark Walsh has been booked to ride.
SASSY YET CLASSY goes for the W.B. Gavin & Co. Handicap Hurdle over 2m5f. This mare left off on a winning note the last day and will appreciate any extra rain having won on heavy. Denis O’Regan has been booked to ride with cheekpieces fitted.
ARDHILL is top weight in the Galway Handicap Hurdle over the same distance of 2m5f. It’s a very big field, he’s been in good form at home so we’ll be hoping for a nice race. Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.
Finally for Galway we have BENBULBEN BOY in the bumper, he is a good looking horse with a nice pedigree. This looks like an open race where we hope he’ll get a good opportunity. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.
Over in Leopardstown our only runner of the day is SHARP FOCUS who ran a very good race the last day to come home 2nd. He comes to this again in good form and in the middle of the ratings so we’ve decided to claim off him with Dylan McMonagle taking off 5lbs.