It’s shaped up to be a very busy weekend for us as we look to send a big team to Navan.
For the opener we have two runners in what looks like a hot 4yo maiden hurdle. FIELDS OF DREAMS will be making his first start for us and over hurdles. He was a nice sort for Roger Charlton and looked like this trip should be no issue for him, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride. MAGIC TRICKS never really got going the last day but we’re hoping to put a line through that and Mark Walsh has been booked to ride.
For Division I of the Hotel Park St Johann Tirol Maiden Hurdle we have GRANGECLARE NATIVE who was unlucky to be beaten by just a head the last day. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
For Division II we have CLONDAW SECRET is an expensive point to point winner who is debuting here under rules. He’s a nice horse and we look forward to seeing him run well here, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.
Our yard sponsor has very kindly sponsored the feature race of the card here today, the eCOMM Merchant Solutions Handicap Hurdle which is a Grade B over 3m. CRACKING SMART takes the lead role as the head of the weights and will be ridden by 7lbs claimer Jack Wildman. THE BOSSES OSCAR was a winner the last day and wasn’t punished too harshly for that by barely moving in the weights, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. Finally rounding off the trio is SHATTERED LOVE who switches back to hurdles to take advantage of her hurdle mark after a good run over fences in Clonmel, Gavin Brouder has been booked to ride and claims 7lbs.
For the beginners chase we have two runners, CONFLATED ran a nice race the last day when he was 2nd behind Asterion Forlonge in a similar event, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. FEROCIOUS had a nice round of jumping the last day and can hopefully do the same again, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.
It’s a very small field for the Grade 3 Klairon Davies Novices Chase over 2m1f. ANDY DUFRESNE takes on only two other rivals here in what looks a great opportunity, Mark Walsh has been booked to ride.
For the second Grade B on the card we have another two runners, ELWOOD and GUN DIGGER. Elwood was down the field the last day put it puts him in good stead here with Jack Kennedy in the saddle. Gun Digger has the benefit of a 7lbs claimer in the form of Gavin Brouder.
Finally to round it off we have BALLYCAIRN in the bumper. This horse was a faller on his only point to point start and makes his rules debut here. He’s a nice horse who we’re looking forward to watching, Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.