It turned out to be a great weekend for us, kicking off with a double in Dundalk along with 3 winners in Fairyhouse and the mighty Envoi Allen in Punchestown yesterday. Today we go back to Punchestown for another day of jumping.
We start the day with two in the juvenile hurdle over 2m. RAAMEZ had some teething problems the last day as he went around over hurdles for the first time in the snow on New Years Eve and he will be ridden by Keith Donoghue here today. SAEER handled things much better and was 5th on his first start, the conditions look to be very similar today bar the snow and yesterday’s Moscow Flyer winning jockey Denis O’Regan has been booked to ride.
For the John Thomas McNamara QR Handicap Hurdle we have FIERAMI who will be ridden by Rob James who will not be able to use his claim here today. He has a good chance in thisand has the right man on board.
Last time out bumper winner HUMBLE GLORY returns to hurdling and this looks right up her road. She was 2nd over 2m5f on heavy ground and a winner over 2m2f in a bumper also on heavy. Jack Kennedy will ride and hopefully this progressive filly will continue on her rise.
Our next pair of runners come in the Ladbrokes Watch Racing Online Maiden Hurdle over 3m. COMMAND CHAIN heads the field with Keith Donoghue in the saddle as he takes his first start on the track, he is a well bred individual and can hopefully run a nice race on his first start. FANTASIO D’ALENE has moved into hurdling very well having come 2nd on his first start. He has a bit of class about him and this looks a great race to take advantage of, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
Finally in the bumper we have CUTE CHERRY. This filly seems to be learning all the time and took a big step forward the last day to come second. This looks another potentially open event which she can hopefully take advantage of and we have booked Jamie Codd to ride.