Plenty of rain around Britain and Ireland today to freshen up the ground in below average temperatures. I am going to look at two later races.
We start with the Punchestown Champion Hurdle at 5.30. Vroum Vroum Mag comes up against the boys for the first time and has a considerable weight advantage in her bid to make it 10 from 10 since she moved to the Mullins yard.
I just can’t get her in at the 5/4 – 11/8 currently on offer. 9/4 on my tissue.
Our other race of interest is the 6.50 at Bangor. Magheral Express makes his first start for Kerry Lee since leaving Jonjo O’Neill.
Fairly handicapped on his early hurdles form and could well respond to the change of stable.
I have him at 9/2. He has drifted slightly this morning to 5/1 with some firms.
With both races, I want to see how the ground is riding before firming up my prices.
Newmarket report their advance going for the weekend is Good to Soft. It could be part of our focus tomorrow.