We send out 6 runners today between Punchestown and Roscommon.
RECENT REVELATIONS is our first runner of the day on the Swordlestown Beginners Chase. The drop back in trip to 2miles should suit and we have fitted first time blinkers to encourage some improvement from him. Based on his hurdles rating he should be in with a good chance but he hasn’t quite shown the same flare over fences yet.
In the Baltreacy Handicap Chase FEROCIOUS takes his chance in his first handicap contest. The trip and ground shouldn’t be an issue to him and hopefully he’s in with a chance of finishing in the placings.
Making his debut over hurdles, CALAGOGO looks in with a good chance in Division 1 of the Longhouse Maiden Hurdle. He has been placed in 2 out of 3 bumpers and has been schooling well at home so lets hope this is a successful run for connections.
BALLYCAIRN also makes his hurdling debut today in Division 2 of the Longhouse Maiden Hurdle. The step up in trip should play to his strengths as seen when he took the 2m4f bumper in Leopardstown at Christmas. He has stamina and has been schooling well at home so lets hope its a promising run from him today.
Our last runner at Punchestown is ELITE TROOPER GREY in the Ladies Handicap Hurdle. Fresh back from a winter break, we are expecting him to go close today if he brings his best form to the table under Lisa O’Neill.
We just have one runner in Roscommon this evening, ELUSIVE GIGOLO has his first run in handicap company in the www.roscommonracecourse.ie Handicap. His last two runs in Dundalk have been promising and we hope he can improve on those today. Sam Ewing takes the ride and claims a valuable 5lb.