Wednesday 21 March 2018


Richard Pugh

The Last Derby can win his fourth race of the season at Tyrella this afternoon and move David Christie two clear of his rivals in a bid to become champion point-to-pointer.

The Ladies Open looks a cracking race at Nenagh tomorrow, with Enda Bolger's Quantitiveeasing up against the Noel Meade-trained Pandorama. Slippers Percy, Pocket Reader, Lough Ferrib and Burren River give this race real depth.

The Emmett Mullins-trained New Kid In Town was a close fourth on his debut at Dromahane and may take the opening five- year-old maiden. Moores Road should be classy enough to strike in the winners' race.

Aiden Fitzgerald's Hester Flemen can collect the mares' maiden, while Fitzgerald also has a strong hand in the concluding maiden with the track-proven Our Cobajay.

Tomorrow's Dungarvan meeting, traditionally contested at Killossera, will now go ahead at the Affane course, which the Hunt use during the autumn season.

Willie Murphy's West Legend, which was second at Ballinaboola last week, could go one better here.

Michael Hourigan's Milan Elite has some progressive form to make him the selection in the five-year-old geldings' maiden. Paul Cashman's Blazing Glen has enough experience to win the six-year-old geldings' maiden. Eamonn O'Connell's Powerstation won well last time and may follow up in the Open.

Number of the week

45 Current champion Hunter Chaser Mossey Joe is lot 45 at this evening's Brightwell Cheltenham Sale. He is being sold as a result of an ownership dispute.

Horse to follow

Gamain won comfortably at Killeagh last Sunday for Liam Burke and could be a horse with a real future.

Weekend selection

Quantitiveeasing was narrowly touched off in the Galway Plate behind subsequent Grade One winner Carlingford Lough and should take the Ladies Open at Nenagh.

Weekend fixtures


East Down at Tyrella 12.30


North Tipperary at Nenagh 12.30

Dungarvan at Affane 12.30

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