We were very lucky to have a winner in the last yesterday with Jimmy Jimmy as Jack Kennedy managed to avoid Minella Escape who fell at the last. It was great to hear that Rachael walked away from what looked a horrible fall.
Today we return to Punchestown where we have a runner for every race! SOLDIERS HILL takes his first voyage over fences in the opener and will be partnered by Jack Kennedy. This horse is very neat over his hurdles and we hope he can translate that to fences.
The ever consistent MAKE MY HEART FLY goes for the biggest pot on the card, the Irish Stallions Farm EBF Handicap Chase over 2m4f. She has switched back chasing having had a few runs over hurdles more recently. This looks a good open race for her to put in another good run, Jack Kennedy rides.
Last time out winner, GIVE HIM TIME battled to get his nose in front. Today he will be dropped back in trip while also being upped 6lbs in the handicap. It’ll be a tough enough task but he comes into this as one of the very few in form horses, Denis O’Regan has been booked to ride.
Currently two from two in bumpers MR JACKMAN continues his career over hurdles. He won’t have it all his own way either as Henry De Bromhead’s horse also comes into this with a bumper win under his belt. This looks an exciting horse who doesn’t do too much once he hits the front and we have booked Jack Kennedy to ride.
EUCLYDE DUBREAU is another making his return to the racecourse after his summer holiday. The break has done this horse well and will hopefully have given him the edge he needs to get into the frame, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
Top of the weights for the FitzpatrickPromotion.ie Mares Handicap Hurdle over 2m. Her mark might be a little high here as she runs off 115 and was last seen winning off 110. Jordan Williams has been booked to ride and he will claim 7lbs off which will help.
Finally in the bumper we have SAM’S CHOICE who looked likely to improve from his first run where he was second behind one of our horses. There are a few others in here with the same idea but having Lisa O’Neill on board will be a huge advantage in this ladies Pro-AM.