Toe The Line heads over hurdles at Wexford
Published 21/11/2016 | 19:46
Toe The Line, who is a dual Listed winner on the level, makes her debut over flights at Wexford in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle.
Successful in a bumper on her debut back in 2013, the John Kiely-trained seven-year-old performed with credit on her next two bumper starts, before switching to the Flat.
She has her first attempt over hurdles now, and Paul Townend takes the ride on the Lillingston Family-owned bay.
The Jessica Harrington-trained Forge Meadow and Bargy Lady for Willie Mullins, are obvious dangers.
The former won first time out at Fairyhouse, before finding the smart Augusta Kate too good on her next start at the Punchestown Festival.
Bargy Lady also won on debut at Listowel, before finishing second, when given a bit too much to do, on her most recent outing at Cork.
Gigginstown House Stud are represented by Lettre De Cachet, and she is another leading contender.
She was placed in Grade Two company last year, and filled the runner-up spot on her latest outing at Galway.
Bryan Cooper takes the ride on Lettre De Cachet, and he will be aboard likely favourite Sutton Manor in the Supporters Club AGM Maiden Hurdle.
This son of Gold Well has had to settle for second on his first three starts, but he might be able to make the breakthrough now.
Eight have been declared for the Slaney Hurdle, with the Mullins-trained Crack Tiepy the stand out name.
The daughter of Voix Du Nord makes her Irish debut in this two-and-a-half-mile contest, and she is sure to attract plenty of interest.
She only managed one win from eight starts in her native France, but is likely to prove a different proposition now.
Recent winners Logical Song, Cloudy Morning and For Sinead look the ones to focus on in the Loch Garman Handicap Hurdle, while Capture The Drama and Dark Outsider are likely to be popular with punters in the Selskar Handicap Chase.
Keppols Queen ran well on her debut over fences at Naas, and she should give a good account of herself in the Kerlogue Mares Beginners Chase.
Mullins and Ruby Walsh are represented by Daisy's Gift here, and she is likely to have plenty of supporters, while Slowmotion is another interesting contender for Joseph O'Brien and Barry Geraghty.
O'Brien said: "She seems to jump pretty well at home, but we will learn a lot more from the run and we will decide where we go after this."
The Rosslare Hunters Chase rounds off proceedings, and the stand out names here are Kraken Tale, Ruairis Cloud, Sizingdowntherhine, Carrigeen Acebo, and Maple Mons.