We have 4 runners in 3 races today at Leopardstown.

4.30pm                 TIRMIZI                Ronan Whelan

Tirmizi has come down the handicap and looks like he could be competitive off this mark.  He hasn’t won a race for us yet, but he’s training well and hopefully we will have a good season with him.  Paul Rooney as always has been very patient with him and he deserves to have some fun with him.

5pm                       SURROUNDING                Ronan Whelan

This looks a very competitive listed race, on all known form Surrounding has to run a career best to be involved.  She has the benefit of a run this year and if she were to be placed, I would be delighted with her.  She should have another profitable year in her on grass again.

DUNDALK 5-10-18.  SURROUNDING and Ronan Whelan (near side) 

5.30pm                 SONAIYLA (Ronan Whelan) & HAMARIYNA (Ross Coakley)

These are two lovely fillies.

Sonaiyla had a promising first run this year in Naas in a 6 furlong maiden 10 days ago.  She should appreciate the step up to 7 furlongs today and taking on fillies only is a help also.  The only negative is the poor draw in 18.  It makes riding her the way you would like quite difficult.  Ronan will have to be at his best!!

Hamariyna is a filly we like who is ready to start.  She will improve for her run.  She too is poorly drawn in 16.