Jockey Johnny Burke makes a welcome return to action this weekend at Naas where there is a good card on Sunday and while it wasn’t exactly on a par with Bryan Cooper or Ruby Walsh’s choices for the Gold Cup, Burke had the Jim Dreaper-trained pair of Goonyella and Venitien De Mai to chose from for the Leinster National on Sunday. ..
Cheltenham is the buzz word at the moment but there will be plenty of English Grand National pointers this weekend...
If you just want to back a winner this weekend it is probably best to wait for Leopardstown on Sunday where Alisier D’irlande lines up in the novice chase for Henry de Bromhead and Andrew Lynch. ..
Cue Card is a 6/1 shot to win the Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham next month and is the shortest British-trained horse in the betting in what looks an Irish-dominated market and while we still have over two weeks to wait for the Cheltenham Festival, the connections of Cue Card may well have reason to celebrate this weekend with Theatre Guide. ..
Flemenstar is the sole Irish raider on the Ascot card as he lines up in the Grade One Ascot Chase tomorrow and the four-time Grade One winner might be about to add another top level success to his impressive portfolio. ..
Kerry Lee has been one of the stories of this National Hunt season...