1.30 Triumph Hurdle
Conditions were that bad that day, that you’d be willing to give any horse the benefit of the doubt and although his priced is still very much based on hype and connections rather than pure form, it would be dangerous to right him off completely. Of the pair ahead of him that day at the Dublin venue, LET’S DANCE makes the most appeal as the one most likely to uphold the form and she looks the type to relish the stamina test that this particular race demands. The way she was keeping on well for pressure from the back of the last points towards her having her heart in the right place and even though she’s unproven on a quick surface, her frame suggests she will appreciate it better than the heavy ground she’s been forced to race on in her three outings over hurdles to date. Willie Mullins’ strong hand is complete with the likes of APPLE’S JADE, who comes right into the mix off the back of her strong-staying performance in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown last time and FOOTPAD who shouldn’t be forgotten is the only Grade 1 winning four-year-old in the line-up thanks to that success in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle last time.
2.10 County Hurdle
2.50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
Clearly, plenty of punters will view Brian Cooper’s decision to opt for DON COSSACK and a massive significance and that may turn out to be the case if Gordon Elliot’s charge can avoid the kind of mistakes that have blotted his copy book in the past.
4.10 Foxhunter Chase
4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle
5.30 Grand Annual Chase