We are back racing at Dundalk tomorrow and we run both Rummaging and Miss Snossyboots in the mile and a quarter handicap.
Rummaging loves Dundalk and he has been a great servant and he has been dropped a few pounds in the ratings which will help him.
It looks a competitive race, but he goes there with his chance and I’ve been pleased with him at home. He’ll appreciate the step back up to ten furlongs and he has a nice draw in 6.
Miss Snossyboots has been very consistent and she doesn’t know how to run a bad race. She is effective from ten to twelve furlongs and she is very happy on this surface.
She is thriving at the minute and she looks great and she has to have her chance, but she has been very unlucky with the draw again in 13. She will be ridden by Dean Curran, our apprentice claiming 10lbs which will surely help her.
Hope Lake is another that has held her form well and as she is going to the sales in Newmarket and it would be great to get a winning bracket for her.
She is a nice filly and I don’t think the drop back to mile will inconvenience her and she ran well in what looked a competitive handicap up here on her last start. On ratings, she is a contender and she looks sure to run her race.
Invincible Ryker won his maiden up here a few weeks ago and I thought he ran well in what looked a good race on the grass the last day at Leopardstown. He will appreciate the return to this surface and he is a lightly raced, big, scopey horse and is one that we’ll keep on the go for the winter.
I’d say there is more to come from him, but his draw (9) could have been kinder.
Both Rehana and Riyazan are back in training and they came back from Giltown looking a picture. Rehana looks particularly well and she put on a nice bit of condition and we’ll have news next week on plans for them.
We might only be racing once a week, but it’s a busy time for us and we are very fortunate that we have been sent some very nice yearlings and they have started to arrive over the last couple of weeks.