We head to Downpatrick again today with 8 runners making their way up the north of the country.
In the opening 2m 5f Maiden Hurdle we have MONITION and EVERYBREATHYOUTAKE. The latter has shown promise in bumpers and it would be nice for him to transfer this over hurdles, Davy Russell rides. MONITION has course form around here having been placed on several occasions. He wears first time blinkers which should help him. Jack Kennedy rides.
CATS FOR CASH runs in the “Pat O’Hare Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle” over 2m 2f. He has been running consistent races and is more than capable of putting in a good performance. He carries his regular blinkers yet again and has the assistance of Davy Russell in the saddle.
DUKE’S GIRL has been running well on a few occasions, she gets into the 2m 2f Mares Handicap Hurdle with bottom weight of 10stone 3lbs. Jack Kennedy is in the saddle.
We have two runners going to post in the “Moolson Coors Handicap Hurdle”. RAKHINE STATE has been in great form at home, a winner on his latest outing in Perth, he will love the good ground and it would be great to see him continue in winning ways in his first run in a Handicap. Davy Russell rides. SKEAPING was disappointing on his latest appearance in Tramore, he steps up a little in trip today and has Jack Kennedy on his back.
SONG OF NAMIBIA returns after a small break, he has plenty of experience over hurdles under his belt and it would be nice to see him competitive in a small runner field. Jack Kennedy is on board.
DREAM PIONEER is our final runner of the day in the bumper. She has been doing things well at home and it would be nice to see her put in a good performance on her racing debut. Lisa O’Neill rides.