It’s another busy day as we ship another lorry load of horses across to Punchestown and have our last runner over in Cheltenham.
Kicking things off is CUNEO in the Handicap Chase. This horse looks like he’ll be good fun for connections as he comes here well handicapped and will be ridden by 5Lbs claimer Conor Orr.
We fill two spots in the Florida Pearl which looks like it could be a very exciting race. PENCILFULLOFLEAD is a ready made chaser and showed us that last time out. Rachael Blackmore has been booked to ride. RUN WILD FRED is an out and out stayer and this could be right up his street. He has good form with Latest Exhibition and wasn’t too far off him last time, Jack Kennedy will ride.
DAYLIGHT KATIE hasn’t been seen for just over a year but this very talented filly makes her seasonally debut in this Listed mares hurdle, Keith Donoghue will ride. BLACK TEARS was very unlucky not to win at Cheltenham last season but that has left her better off here and without a penalty, Jack Kennedy will ride her on her seasonal debut.
Another making his seasonal debut is the exciting FURY ROAD in the Grade 2 Celebration Hurdle. This horse was 3rd by only a nose to Latest Exhibition and a neck to Monkfish in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. That form is continuing to improve and he deserves to go well here. He will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.
ABACADABRAS was last seen coming 2nd most recently to Aspire Tower up in Down Royal. Off level weights here to some really hardy horses this could be a very exciting event and a good renewal of the Morgiana.
Moving on to the maiden hurdle we have two runners, starting off with COQOLINO who was 2nd on his hurdling debut and that will set him up nicely here, Mark Walsh has been booked to ride. FOXHOLE probably needed a spin last time and hopefully can put in a better show here with 7lbs claimer Jack Wildman.
GOLD DES BOIS was a bit disappointing last time in Down Royal and this looks a bit less competitive compared to that day. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride and we look forward to seeing the pair run.
Finally in the bumper we have 3 runners. GORDON’S JET didn’t suit the slow early pace of the last race, Simon Cavanagh will ride and claim 7lbs. HOLLOW GAMES looks very exciting having come from the pointing ranks, Jamie Codd will ride. Finally we have PERFECT ATTITUDE will be having his first run on the racecourse here and he will be ridden by Lisa O’Neill.
WESEEKHIMHERE rounds off our three runners at Cheltenham in the Listed Bumper. This horse has gone from strength to strength and looks to have the gears to be stepped up to this bigger task. We don’t know how his form will hold up against these English runners but we have no reason to believe he won’t run a good race. Robbie Power has been booked to ride.