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Friday 5th of March

Today we head to Fairyhouse and Dundalk with 9 runners in total.

Firstly we will head to Fairyhouse where our first runner comes in the opener, the Dunboyne Castle Maiden Hurdle over 2m. HAMMUNDARSON can be a frustrating horse at times as he is very consistent and full of talent without winning. He will be ridden by Jack Kennedy and we will be hoping for another good performance from the pair.

We double up in the Mares Maiden Hurdle where we have DAPHNE MOON and CALLAGHY ROSE. Daphne Moon loves a strong stamina test and she looks to be really coming into herself now she is the pick of Jack Kennedy. Callaghy Rose will have Jack Wildman onboard claiming 7lbs and she will have learned plenty from her runs to date.

For Division II of the Mares Hurdle we have ANNIEGUIRE who’s form has been a bit up and down recently but the drying conditions should suit her now and she will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

CORRAN CROSS goes for Div I of the Fairyhouse Website Merchandise Maiden Hurdle. This horse is a point winner and ran into a good one in bumpers. This looks a competitive race but hopefully one he can take advantage of and he will be partnered by Jack Kennedy.

Our final runners of the day from Fairyhouse come in Division II of the Maiden hurdle. OLD TOWN GARDE and THE GREEK. The Greek finally gets into a race after being ballotted out and reserve so it will be exciting for connections to see him run under Keith Donoghue. Old Town Garde ran very well on his first start for us and is a point winner in the UK we hope he can go well again with Jack Kennedy in the saddle.

Moving to Dundalk we have ARDAMIR in the Q.R Handicap who will be ridden by Lisa O’Neill. This seems a nice run where he will hopefully be getting in the mix.

Finally we have SISTER ELIZA who came so close the last day with a beautiful run. She goes in the Hollywoodbets Racing Handicap and will have 3lbs off thanks to Donagh O’Connor and hopefully the pair can have a good run.

 

We would like to thank everyone who has shown us support in the last few days. We are a team and it means a huge amount to everyone one of us and we are forever grateful.

By |2021-03-05T10:32:24+00:00March 5th, 2021|

Thursday 4th of March

Today we go to Clonmel with 3 runners with plenty of breaks in between.

Our first runner is DESIRE DE JOIE in the Clonmel Beginners Chase over 2m4f. This horse improved markedly the last day to finish 4th in a similar event and this looks a nice race to hopefully see a bit more improvement again. He will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

There is a break of a race before HELL ON EARTH goes for the Cloneen Handicap Chase over 2m. He ran well the last day and will hopefully improve for that performance. He’ll be ridden by Jordan Gainford who’s 7lbs claim should prove very beneficial.

Finally we have MIRACLE IN MEDINAH in the Rosegreen Handicap Chase over 2m7f. We can put a line through his last run as his form up to then was good. He will also have Jordan Gainford who claims 7lbs to try and better his chances.

By |2021-03-04T08:22:22+00:00March 4th, 2021|

Tuesday 2nd of February

It’s a quiet day on the racecourse for us as only one of our runners got in for certain.

Boothen Boy sits as third reserve in the maiden hurdle but it doesn’t look like he’ll get in.

SWORDSMAN is joint topweight for the Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f. He will be ridden by Jordan Gainford who’s 7lb claim will come to good use as others lower in the handicap are hitting form.

Finally we have declared AREUTHEONEIWANT in the bumper as she is second reserve and doesn’t get in at the moment. This will be her first run and she’ll learn plenty from it, Lisa O’Neill has been booked to ride.

By |2021-03-02T10:24:15+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

Monday 1st of March

Today’s racing kicks off with Grade 3 action as BLACK TEARS runs in the Quevega Mares Hurdle over 2m4f. There are a few very competitive mares in this and they will be looking to take advantage of how close it is to Cheltenham to try and get an easier race. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

The Greek like many horses at the moment has been either balloted out or put as a reserve, and today he sits as second reserve with Jack Kennedy booked in waiting for a very competitive race.

PAPAL LODGE aims to continue his good run in division I of the Maiden Hurdle over 2m. He won’t have it his own way by any means as this looks a very competitive field and Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

We have another reserve in race 4 with Coach Carter. We will be waiting for the phone call to take him and we have Jack Kennedy on standby if needed.

For the Pertemps Qualifier we have two nice horses. DALLAS DES PICTONS goes in as top weight and has rising star Jordon Gainford onboard to claim 7lbs off while Sassy Yet Classy looks to run another good race where there is a valuable pot in store with Denis O’Regan in the saddle.

Finally we have the progressive HUMBLE GLORY in the mares maiden hurdle over 2m. She has won over further so will have plenty of stamina for this and hopefully she can have another good run, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

 

 

By |2021-03-01T10:26:39+00:00March 1st, 2021|

Sunday 28th of February

It’s the last day of February as we head into the home run for Cheltenham preparations and we send 6 to Naas.

Our first runner is DEFI BLEU in the Grade B Chase over 2m4f. This horse has been ticking along nicely and gets a tongue tie for the first time here and will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

SAEER has been going well and gets a workable mark for this handicap hurdle where we hope it can be helpful. He will have the added bonus of being ridden by 7lbs claimer Jordan Gainford.

For Division I of the Maiden Hurdle we have FOURNEUX D’ISANKA this horse has been running well and just needs to find that last bit of improvement so will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

For Division II of the maiden hurdle we have ENVIOUS EDITOR who has his excuses for his run the last day over Christmas. Hopefully he is in better form today and will be ridden by Robbie Power.

PRESENTING DYLAN gets the Jordan Gainford treatment in the handicap hurdle as we seek to take a further 7lbs off his back in what looks a very competitive race.

Finally in the bumper we have GERRI COLOMBE who is already a winner in this sphere. It’s looks a tight pack of talented horses so hopefully his class will shine through.

By |2021-02-26T16:45:42+00:00February 26th, 2021|

Saturday the 27th February

We kick the card off with a Grade 3 for Juveniles as the exciting TEAHUPOO takes a penalty. This horse looks like he could be anything and this could turn out to be a nice race for him with a lot of the big guns opting to wait for Cheltenham, Robbie Power has been booked to ride.

The action continues with a second Grade 3 hurdle to follow as PETIT MOUCHOIR takes on the small but competitive field for the Red Mills Trial hurdle over 2m. He ran a great race the last day and similar tactic will be used here with Jack Kennedy in the saddle.

It’s a full field for the Maiden Hurdle over 2m as STRANGER DANGER goes with 12st on his back. We’ve put ace conditional Jordan Gainford up who claims 7lbs.

For the Tommy Carberry Handicap Hurdle we have two runners, CAMPEADOR and ELWOOD. Campeador has improved his act of recent and will be ridden by Jordan Gainford so gets 7lbs off his back while Elwood is the pick of Jack Kennedy.

Finally in the bumper we have the smart looking PREVARICATE who was second on his racecourse debut after winning a point to point. He is entitled to improve from that and will have Jamie Codd in the saddle.

By |2021-02-26T16:31:45+00:00February 26th, 2021|

Thursday 25th of February

The weather has been a plague on Irish racing recently but thankfully Thurles has managed to scrap through we have three runners and one reserve for today’s card.

JURY DUTY has been schooling well over the cross country jumps at home mixing up his training regime. He’s in good form and this looks like a competitive Hunter chase as ever, Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.

For the feature race of the day, the Grade 3 Novice Hurdle we have GRAND PARADIS. This horse looks to be upwardly mobile having won easily on his second start over hurdles and he faces a nice pack of horses here with Jack Kennedy in the saddle.

Finally we have WALL OF FAME in the maiden hurdle over 2m7f. This will be his first run on the track after two nice runs in point to points. His form from those point to points seems to be getting boosted all the time with the winners going on to do plenty. He has Jack Kennedy booked on board today.

Finally Patient Lady is third reserve in the bumper but there was no call before the lorry left this morning.

By |2021-02-25T09:42:32+00:00February 25th, 2021|
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