After Ireland’s incredibly successful Cheltenham Festival racing closer to home takes centre stage. The Student Raceday 11th April Maiden Hurdle getting proceedings under way at Limerick at 2.25.
Shazner displayed marked improvement to finish second at Clonmel earlier this month and the extra yardage here is taken to squeeze out even more improvement in the Student Raceday 11th April Maiden Hurdleat 2:25 . Moses McCabe’s charge seems to be on an upward curve and could take some beating. I’lltelimar King was a good second at this track two starts ago before struggling at Fairyhouse last time and could be interesting dropped back to this trip and should pose the biggest threat.
Byerley Babe’s form behind Glens Melody at Fairyhouse last month should be strong for her to win this contest with relative ease. She finished within three lengths of Willie Mullins’ 127-rated hurdler the last day and she is tough to oppose in the Munster Supporters Club Mares Maiden Hurdle at 3:00 . Tudor Fashion finished second at Punchestown the last day and is feared most with more improvement to come.
Gold Bullet has been consistent and has been unlucky not to get his in front over hurdles yet. Tomorrow seems to be his most straight forward task to date in the Tote Jackpot (c & G) Maiden Hurdle at 3:35. He boasts some good form in bumpers and ran a good race when he finished second at Navan on his hurdles bow last month. He can improve again and should be good enough to take this with minimum fuss.
Whiskey And Rye looks like he can defy a penalty for his latest win in the Family Day 7th April Handicap Hurdle at 4:05. His win the last day has worked out well with the runner up winning since.
Kilbarry Beauty looks promising in the Jack Absolute (Ladies) Mares Flat Race at 5:35. She has been running against some classy rivals and she can oblige under Jane Mangans valuable 7lb claim. Aiden O’Brien’s Angel Chorus looks to pose the biggest threat.