Happy St. Valentines day! As expected we head to Punchestown to celebrate for their Grand National Trial Day. It’ll be a nice short day for our stable as we have 6 runners in two races kicking off with the fifth race on the card.
MULTIFACTORIAL goes in the David Trundley Artist Handicap Hurdle over 3m. We have chosen to claim off this top weight with Paul Cawley in the saddle taking off a valuable 7lbs giving this horse a good chance of running his best race.
Next up for us is the Grand National Trial over 3m4f lead by ALPHA DES OBEAUX as top weight with Rob James onboard claiming 7lbs. DOUNIKOS has cheek pieces fitted for the first time and he is off a nice mark for this Grade B with Bryan Cooper in the saddle. ROARING BULL is made for these events and is the pick of Jack Kennedy. MONEBEG NOTORIOUS is a past Thyestes winner so knows how to do well in one of these events, he will be ridden by Denis O’Regan. Final we have OUT SAM who is well schooled over further and a regular in cross country races, his stamina could be a big help today and is ridden by Kevin Sexton.