We’re back over solid jumps today as we head down the road to Fairyhouse for their rescheduled card. The track looks like it’ll be quite heavy now it has thawed out and that we have had some rain since so it’ll be a very tough test.
First up in the opener we have two runners, ARDHILL and DESIRE DE JOIE. Ardhill yet again left us scratching our heads after his run the last day and may be bound for handicaps in this sphere. Desire De Joie may find this a bit short but the testing conditions are bound to make that feel much further, Jack Kennedy takes the ride.
Next up we are double handed again in the maiden hurdle over 2m as FIELDS OF DREAMS tries again alongside PURDEY’S GIFT. Fields of dreams looks hard to settle in his races at the moment and its as much us learning about him as him learning about jumps racing, he’s a nice horse and should run better here today with Keith in the saddle. Purdey’s Gift is much more relaxed and takes his first run over hurdles, he should be well suited by this and is the pick of Jack Kennedy.
PERCY WARNER finds himself in a competitive hurdle over 2m. This horse showed great fighting spirit the last day to ware down his competitors and win on the line. He has to give some weight away in this but hopefully he can take the step up well, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
We send three mares forward for the Mares maiden hurdle over 2m4f with DAPHNE MOON carrying the most. This mare should be well suited by the conditions and has Keith Donoghue booked to ride. SAY GOODBYE is at the polar end and will have Jack Kennedy on board and can hopefully find improvement. Finally our reserve ANNIEGUIRE got in so she will be ridden by Sean O’Keeffe.
Finally our last runner of the day is HOMME D’UN SOIR in yet another maiden hurdle this time over 2m4f. This horse is well able for this if he can piece together a good round of jumping and will be the mount of Jack Kennedy.