It was great to kick off the season in such style yesterday with three winners and two seconds from only five runners. It’ll be hard to follow that up but it’s great that we got so much ran yesterday and it should be in the ground today for some good safe ground at Ballinrobe.

Our first runner of the afternoon is AHAZIAH in the Opportunity Handicap Hurdle. He has yet to run on good ground and hopefully that will prove the key to him. Our very own Duffle Coat is by the same sire so the task won’t be out of the question. Jack Wildman rides and takes off 2lbs.

CHAMPAGNE SPARKLES goes next in the tote.ie maiden hurdle. He has made the frame plenty now and this task looks open for the taking. He has good form and Jordan Gainford on his back to claim 7lbs off.

Our next runner is GOLD DES BOIS in the Donnelly’s of Barna Beginners chase over 2m1f. This will be his first start over fences and he looks well suited by this sort of contest. It will be another ride for Jordan Gainford who will claim 7lbs.

RECENT REVELATIONS has a fair mark for this and has shown some talent over fences. This looks one of the tougher assignments on the card today for our runners and Jordan Gainford will again claim 7lbs.

Finally in the last we have MR CAPLAN, who came 2nd on his only run back in 2019. He was off for a long break and comes back here to start his season off with Lisa in the saddle.