Carrying on from yesterday, we have 12 runners across two racecourses: Galway and Wexford.
Firstly to Wexford where DOMITIAN runs in the opener, the Casey Concrete Blocks Maiden Hurdle over 2m4f. A winner of his bumper back in June, this horse is having his first run since his summer holiday. This horse won a point to point so he is no stranger to jumping. Kevin Brogan has been booked to ride, which means we will be claiming 7lbs.
Next is SURIN in the 5 runner Casey Tarmacadam Mares Hurdle. This mare was 2nd in a Listed Hurdle last time out and we go here here hoping she can go one better here. Kevin Brogan has been booked for her too and takes 7lbs off her back.
CONFLATED goes in the next, the Casey Cattle Slats Maiden Hurdle. A winner of his bumper before going away for the summer, this horse will have a fair task ahead carrying 11st 12lbs. Luke Dempsey has been booked to ride.
Finally for Wexford is MISS ALOUD in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Pro-Am INH Flat race. She isn’t the most straight forward ride as she tends to hang left. That in mind we’ve tried to keep her to left handed courses. Jamie Codd is back on board again today.
Moving across to Galway, MOUNT IDA goes in the first, the Front Door Mares Maiden Hurdle. An impressive winner of her bumper back in April, she has her first spin over hurdles since winning her point to point back in December. Davy Russell has been booked to ride and we hope the pair can get things off to a good start.
For the Derrygimlagh Bog Irish EBF Beginners Chase we send two very nice horses. First off is the talented BATTLEOVERDOYEN who makes his seasonal debut. A Grade 1 winning Novice Hurdler last year, he has his first crack at chasing. He’s been doing well at home and we’ve booked Keith Donoghue to ride. The second horse in this race is GALVIN who was a good Novice Hurdler last year takes his first start over fences. Another one who has been schooling well at home. Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
The Marlin Hotel Dublin Handicap Chase is another race for which we have two declared. NAMBOUR needed a few runs to get back into the swing of things after a very long layoff. Mark Enright has been booked to ride. Our second runner in this race is TIMIYAN who can be tricky to predict. He has a fair bit of talent but it just depends on what mood he is in on the day. Jody McGarvey has been booked to ride.
There is a break of one race where we can catch our breath a little bit. TAKE A TURN runs in the 5th race, the Annesley Williams Rated Novice Hurdle over 2m4f. A winner of a Novice Hurdle back in April, Take A Turn has had a few runs on the flat to changes things up. This is a very small field which should hopefully prove beneficial to us. Mark Enright has been booked to ride.
In the Mayo Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Handicap Hurdle MONKSHOOD will be carrying top weight of 11st 12lbs. For that reason we have asked Liam McKenna to ride as he will reduce the burden by 7lbs.
Our final runner of the day is BETH HORAN in the Merit Medical Fillies Pro Am INH Flat Race. She came 3rd on her only start in a point to point to the very expensive My Whirlwind. She is a very sweet filly at home and we have booked Lisa O’Neill who rides the filly at home most days.
We wish all our runners and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.