The jumps are back in full swing and we have 15 runners going to Navan and another 3 at the Curragh.
Starting with the Bar One Racing App Maiden Hurdle, SOLDIERS HILL who won his bumper last time out impressively makes his first appearance over obstacles. He’s been working well at home and we would be hopefully he can keep on the upward trajectory as his career progresses. Davy Russel will take the ride
We have two runners in the next race, the Meath Farm Machinery Handicap Hurdle. SONG OF NAMIBIA is back from a short break which has hopefully freshened him up a bit. A good horse on his day, the weights might be a bit high for him here. BALLYDUNBLAZE was flying earlier in the season before a fall got in her way. Another one that is back of a bit of a break and should come on for the run in both confidence and fitness. Jack Kennedy rides.
Onto the next race, the Dun A Ri Blinds Handicap Hurdle for which we have three horses. THE ABBEY looks like a horse that needs further rather than shorter as we found out last time. He will be at the top of the weights here and we have booked Davy Russell to ride. SPORTY YANKEE is making his debut for the yard here and we’ve booked Jack Kennedy to ride. This horse has plenty of racecourse experience and hopefully this can be harnessed. Finally, TIGER TWENTY TWO is another making his debut for the yard. By the same sire as Tiger Roll himself, this Tiger was placed 2nd last time and has been doing well at home. Denis O’Regan will take the ride.
For the 4th race we have another two runners led by LETHAL STEPS who was a little disappointing last time out in Listowel. Davy Russell has been booked. BLACK TEARS will also be running after a little break. She will need the run so we hope she gets around safely and that Jack Kennedy gets her back into the swing of things.
CATS FOR CASH is joined by two others in the Emerald Facility Services Beginners Steeple Chase. He made a few mistakes on his chasing debut which we hope he has learned from. Davy Russell has been booked to ride. KUIPER BELT is another one back from a small break and will be fitted with Cheek Pieces and is partnered by Denis O’Regan. Lastly is TIMIYAN like a few others, will be making a return after a short break. Mark Walsh will be in the saddle.
There’s no letting up as we have another three declared for the penultimate race, the Baroneracing.com Handicap Steeple Chase. NAMBOUR will be running for the first time in 3 years and will also be making his debut for the yard. It’s a very long lay off and we will be watching to see what sort of horse we have on our hands. MRS LOVETT has not been as consistent recently and we send her here in the hope of getting a good run out of her. Daryl Jacob will be flying over to ride. Lastly is THE BIG LENSE who won a nice pot last time out for which Luke Dempsey has been rewarded by getting the ride again.
Finally in the Navan Racecourse INH Flat Race GOLDEN NOMAD makes his debut under rules. He won a handle full of point to points and we hope this gives him the experience he needs to do well in this. Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.
A switch to the flat sees pocket rocket BECKFORD declared for the AES Renaissance Stakes. He ran a good race last time but has just been lacking a bit of luck in running lately. Chris Hayes has been booked to ride.
Lastly we have two runners in the Keadeen Hotel Ladies Invitational Handicap. NOBEL JOSHUA makes his debut for the yard after winning last time out in Fairyhouse. Miss L. Lindbjerg will be taking the ride. TAKE A TURN has been running well on the flat recently and should give Ms S. Brotherton a good spin.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.