Thursday 19 April 2018

Medinah kept busy at Roscommon

Medinah Gold
Medinah Gold

Medinah Gold will try to improve on his unlucky third at Galway on Sunday when he is turned out again quickly in the J.F. Hanley Handicap Hurdle at Roscommon on Tuesday.

The Peter Fahey trained-gelding travelled best approaching the straight at Galway, but a bad mistake at the last cost him dearly and he had to settle for minor honours.

Jack Kennedy again takes the ride on the son of Gold Well and he is sure to prove popular with punters.

Others to consider in this competitive contest are recent Limerick winner Na Trachtalai Abu, Gordon Elliott's Broughtons Bandit and the JP McManus-owned duo of Point Of Rescue and Chamonix.

Harangue finished a place ahead of Medinah Gold at Galway and he reverts to fences for the Class Grass Handicap Chase.

The seven-year-old gelding looks to have solid claims in what is another fiercely competitive heat.

Ruby Walsh, who has just one ride on the card, teams up with Old Castletown for his father Ted and after finishing a solid third at Killarney on his last start, he should give a good account of himself.

Illtakeitfromhere, Carmels Boy, Close Review, Colms Dream, Drive The Bus, Give Me A Break and Romany Ryme are other leading contenders.

Naughty Molly was a good second over hurdles at Kilbeggan recently and she might be able to take the Michael Holland Tyres Handicap Chase.

The first three-year-old hurdle of the season gets proceedings under way and the three stand-out names here are King Christophe, Lagostovegas and Meadow Cross.

Beau Et Sublime should be able to get off the mark over timber in the Eurona BriskNet Maiden Hurdle, while Deputy's Pass, Gallant Tipp and Is Love Alive look the three to focus on in the Budweiser Beginners Chase.

Avichi, who is a half-sister to the great Hurricane Fly, has some solid form to her name and she should prove hard to beat in the concluding Boyle Flat Race.

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