Racing today comes from Cork where a large crowd is expected to attend the Student Race Day, also the Galway Hurdle winner Rebel Fitz begins his spring campaign in the www.racinghomeforeaster.com Hurdle at Cork at 3:20.
The Galway hero followed up his heroics at Ballybrit with a victory at this venue, but he hasn’t been seen since he was put in his place by Eddie Harty’s Captain Cee Bee in a Grade Two Hurdle in October. Tarla however is an interesting sort; she has been consistent for Mullins’ and reverts to hurdles after some jumping errors on her recent outings over larger obstacles. She has always looked a classy sort and the race fitness could prevail.
Fahamore didn’t make the cut for any of the Cheltenham Festival races he was entered in and bids for compensation in the UCC Horse Racing Society Handicap Hurdle at 4:30. He has been consistent all season for Eddie Harty and could be good enough to prevail here. He bet the highly progressive Abbey Lane on his latest outing and on that form he is be hard to oppose. Sarabad poses the main threat.
The Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle 5:05 seems a very open contest. The nod goes to Mireya whose recent second behind Jessica Harrington’s Operating looks like the best form in the race. The Cathy Harrison trained filly gets her mares allowance of seven pounds here and with Martin Burke claiming four she will carry a handy weight of eleven stone one. Cyprian Prince who was well fancied in a bumper on his latest outing could be one to watch in the markets as the step up in trip will be appreciated.
Quartetto looks the pick of the Best Dressed Easter Sunday Handicap Hurdle at 5:35. His form of his two near misses recently over fences at Leopardstown and hurdles at Fairyhouse looks fairly solid and he is fancied to oblige today under Barry Gearghty. Western Man who comes here on the back of a recent win poses the main danger.
Patanne was second to the impressive Some Tikket recently and could be hard to oppose with experience under his belt and hailing from the inform Mullins’ yard. The Game Changer has never run but is worth noting in the market.