We had a great day on Sunday when our only runner Surrounding won The Owenstown Stud Stakes (Listed).  She is now rated 101 which is a career high for her, not too bad for a six-year-old.  There should be plenty more fun to be had with her for the rest of the year.

We have four runners in Sligo tonight, where hopefully the ground is good.

6.30   DILLYGASS (R Whelan)

I expect to see a much improved performance from Dillygass here, taking on her own age group and in a low grade handicap we feel she can be competitive at this level, but she has a disappointing wide draw.

7pm   LIBRAS POWER (S Foley)

Shane Foley rides this one for us as he is retained to ride for Mr. Zhang.  Libras Power is in foal now and on her best form should be able to win a race of this calibre.  She too has a poor draw in 13 of 14, so Shane will have to take it as it comes.  It would be great to win with her as she has a lovely pedigree.

8.30   ALAKAHAN (R Whelan)

Alakahan ran a lovely race first time out in Cork, finishing just behind Saturday’s impressive maiden winner Barbados.  He is in super form since and should be hard to beat in this race.  Good ground and 10 furlongs is fine for him.

8.30   LALIPOUR (N McCullagh)

Lalipour is ready to start off.  He has been pleasing us in his work but he should improve as the year goes on.  We are looking forward to seeing how he runs.  The trip and ground look good for him.