Preview of racing at Leopardstown and Aintree.

By Luke 

Racing tomorrow comes from both sides of the Irish Sea under both codes. Good National hunt racing continues at Aintree for day three of the Grand National festival. In Leopardstown the exciting Madhmoon makes his reappearance in the 2,000 Guineas trial off at 2:10, the 1,000 Guineas trial is also on the card and is off at 2:45. There is also the Ballysax off at 3:50.

Madhmoon was very impressive last season winning both his starts at Leopardstown over a mile. His last win came in a Group two beating Broome easily, Broome went on to finish second in a Group one at the Arc meeting. It will be interesting to see how he fairs over seven furlongs for the first time. I think he will kickstart his campaign tomorrow with a win and can compete in the classics.

Lady Kaya lines up in the 1,000 Guineas trial for Sheila Lavery with Robbie Colgan in the saddle. On her penultimate start she finished second behind Skitter Scatter in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh. If she runs up to that form I think she is the one to beat. (4/1)

Iridessa is the current favorite in the 1,000 Guineas trial but I would be against her. She has won twice but both of the came over a mile. She has run over seven furlongs twice and has struggled. Lady Kaya has previously finished ahead of Iridesa and I think she will finish ahead of her again.

Broome looks the most likely winner here. He has form that ties in with Madhmoon at Leopardstown. He has been second in a Group one and two as a two year old. The step up in trip will hopefully see him improve and run a big race. (7/4)

Third World runs in the penultimate race on the card for the inform Dermot Weld yard. He made his seasonal debut on the opening day of the season finishing fifth behind Never No More. He will come on for the run and can get involved off a rating of 84.(6/1)


Race one off at 1:45

Sire Du Berlais didn’t look like he was going to win turning into the straight at Cheltenham, but Barry Geraghty gave him a great ride to get him home infront. Sadly Barry has got injured today and will miss time with a suspected broken leg, hopefully Barry will have a speedy recovery. Jonjo O’Neill JNR takes over at Aintree claiming a very useful three pounds. He is lightly raced and I think he will take a lot of beating off a mark of 153.(7/2)

Race two off at 2:25

Brewin’upastorm brings the best form into the race. He finished fourth in the Ballymore behind City Island and Champ. Champ ran today at Aintree and won impressively. I think if he has came out of Cheltenham well, he is the one to beat.(5/2)

Race three off at 3:00

Ornua represents Henry De Bromhead with Davy Russell in the saddle. He is a horse who likes to get on with things and go fast early on. He fell at Cheltenham but before that he finished second to Dynamite Dollars at Sandown. Lalor finished third on that occasion. I think he can get into a rhythm infront and run a big race at 5/1.

The Grand National off at 5:15

If you haven’t had a read of Samantha’s post on the national I would recommend it, here is the link.Grand National Preview 2019

My selections are also in that post but since Mall Dini has came out I have had a reshuffle. I have went with Tiger Roll, Anibale Fly and a few at bigger prices, Noble Endeavor, General Principle and Valseur Lido. The winner will need alot of luck to win this this tricky race. Good luck to all involved especially Tiger Roll who goes for back to back wins. IMG_7394

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