The opener is a great opportunity for Mt Everest to supplement his recent flat win at Naas with a first success over jumps. maiden hurdles can be tricky affairs at this time of year but this lad is primed for this.
The Caddy Rose won a couple at Punchestown and it looks perfectly set up for this daughter of Presenting to get her head in front here. Mr Roxboro is dangerous dropping back to hurdles after winning over fences last time and he is one to look out for in the market.
Willie Mullins is responsible for a lot of this field but I’m not going for one of his!
Henry de Bromhead trains Honeysuckle and she looks a cut above from what I have seen. She was strongly fancied for the mares and she was even touted for one of the big novice hurdles.
She should continue the great run of the De Bromhead – Blackmore combination. Black Tears for Gordon Elliot and Davy Russell combo is the each-way interest.
Ain’t Dunne Yet is the choice here as Noel Meade teams up with Sean Flanagan in this race for horses outside the top bracket ratings-wise.
This son of Flemensfirth made all when winning at Leopardstown and I can see him doing the same again here.
Riders Onthe Storm was well backed for a race at the Cheltenham festival but fell early, and pulled up in front when winning at Punchestown. Kildorrery is the each-way choice in an open race.
Mengzi Khan is a frustrating character. He is super capable and I am hoping a small field is just what he needs.
Bumpers are always a market check but Fakiera catches the eye in the last.