We have one runner today in the last in Navan.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS runs in the navanadventurecentre.ie Handicap over 1m 5f. He ran well in Leopardstown at Christmas. He came out of his Cheltenham race well and is returning to the track here today.
We head across the water to Ayr today with 4 runners.
WESTERN HONOUR runs in the Join Racing TV Now Novices Hurdle over 2m 3f. He won in Clonmel back in December and has been in good form since. Richard Johnson takes the ride today.
WESTLAND ROW runs in the Like Racing TV On Facebook Novice’ Chase over 3m. He was unlucky to fall last day out but ran well on his run before that in Thurles back in December. Richard Johnson is in the saddle.
THREE KINGS runs in the Book Coral Scottish Grand National Tickets Handicap Hurdle over 2m 4f. The point to point winner returns to the track today.We are hoping for a good run out of him today. Richard Johnson takes the ride.
ARION SKY runs in the @Racing TV On Twitter Standard National Hunt Flat Race over 2m. The course and distance winner is back for another go today and we are hopeful for a good run. Paddy Vaughan takes the ride.
We have 8 runners in Naas today.
LETHAL STEPS runs in the BetVictor Maiden Hurdle over 2m. We would like to see some improvement on his last run. Denis O’ Regan is on board. GREAT VIZIER represents us in this also. He ran well after a long break last day out. Jack Kennedy takes the ride today.
TOMBSTONE runs in the Limestone Lad Hurdle (Grade 3) over 2m. He ran well last day out in Leopardstown at Christmas. Jack Kennedy is on board today which will give him every chance.
BLOW BY BLOW and CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC run in the Naas Business Club Novice Steeplechase (Grade 3). BLOW BY BLOW ran a good race last day out in Leopardstown to finish in third place. Jack Kennedy takes the ride today. The later of the two won on his last 2 runs. Rachael Blackmore takes the ride.
COOL GETAWAY runs in the I.N.H Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle over 2m 3f. The point to point winner will have come from his last run and we are hoping for a good run from him today. Conor Brassil takes the ride. EMPIRE ESCAPE also runs in this. Jack Kennedy is on board.
We have one in the bumper today, BRAESIDE runs in the Naas Racecourse membership INH Flat Race. He ran into 2nd place on his last 3 runs. Jamie Codd takes the ride.
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Sunday 9th December
Today we have a busy day with 13 runners between Cork and Punchestown.
In the 3 YO maiden hurdle in Cork, we run VISCOUNT WILSON. He has been a bit disappointing for connections and we would need to see some improvement today if he is going to feature in this. Andrew Ring takes the ride.
GETAWAY JOHN runs in the Charleville Chees Maiden hurdle over 2m. He finished third on his seasonal debut in Cork back in November and has come on well for the run. We would be hopeful for him finishing in the places again today. Keith Donoghue rides.
ELWOOD runs in the Kerry Group novice hurdle which is a grade 3 contest. He was unlucky when falling on his debut for the yard back in the beginning of November. The half brother to the Grade 1 winning Delta Work has been working well at home and we have schooled him plenty since his fall. Mark Enright takes the ride.
In the Kerry Group Hillyway chase we run both Doctor Phoenix and A Toi Phil. Both horses were last seen running in the Clonmel Oil Chase back in November. Doctor Phoenix will have come on plenty from that run and all being well we are hopeful of seeing him finish in the placings. A Toi Phil is a tough horse who always runs a big race and we wouldn’t be surprised if ran another today however he does carry top weight.
In the Kerry Group Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase we run LACKANEEN LEADER. She was never out of the placings in her 3 point to point starts and we could see the best of her over fences. Mark Enright rides.
Our last runner in Cork is SERIOUS EGO in the Novice Handicap Hurdle .He ran a great race to finish 3rd last time out and the blinkers certainly look to have helped. Hopefully he’ll run another good race today under Keith Donoghue, however he does have to carry top weight.
In Punchestown COUNT SIMON takes on a small field in the Novice Hurdle over 2m. He hasn’t been on the track since the summer where he ran some good races for connections. He carries bottom weight today and could be in with a good chance under Davy Russell.
GROTESQUE makes his second start for the yard today in the Sherry Fitzgerald Lettings Handicap Hurdle. He’s lightly raced for a seven year old and we hope that the addition of first time cheekpieces could show us some improvement today. Davy Russell rides.
SHATTERED LOVE and THE STORYTELLER both represent us in the Grade 1 John Durkan Memorial Chase. Its a competitive race with only a small field of 5 and whilst Min certainly looks the horse to beat we wouldn’t rule out either of our runners, especially Shattered Love as she carries bottom weight due to her mares allowance.
MITCHOUKA bids to get his first chase win under his belt in the Gain Support Loais GAA Beginners Chase. He was unlucky when falling on his chase debut and struggled in the Buck House Novice Chase at Punchestown last time out but we’ve been schooling him plenty at home and hopefully he’ll go close today. Jack Kennedy rides.
Our last runner at Punchestown is SANTANA PLESSIS in the Old House, Kill (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race. This is only his second career start and he surprised us all when finishing 3rd in the Land Rover bumper at the Punchestown Festival in April. If he runs as well today as he did then he will definitely take some beating. Jamie Codd rides.
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We have one runner in Dundalk today.
COZY SKY runs in the Christmas Party Packages At Dundalk Stadium Nursery Handicap over 6f. She ran a good race last day out in Naas to finish in 4th place. Sean Davies takes the ride today.