St Patrick's Day Lucky15 Tips

Barry Hill will look to finish his week with some Irish winners at Down Royal and Wexford.

Racing today comes from Down Royal and Wexford.
Racing today comes from Down Royal and Wexford.

1:42 Down Royal 

Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival 2024 Qualifier Novice Handicap Hurdle


Despite recent rainfall, the terrain at Down Royal has shown remarkable resilience, ensuring that all participating horses face no disadvantages on the officially classified soft ground. In the upcoming novice handicap hurdle at 1.42, attention gravitates towards REDSTONE a horse trained by Gavin Cromwell and carrying the heaviest weight. Redstone's impressive performance in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in October, where he bested the favored King Of Kingsfield, has marked him as a promising contender. The value of this victory was underscored when the second-place horse subsequently won against Mirazur West at Leopardstown and was considered a strong contender for the County Hurdle before struggling on heavier ground. Although Redstone faced a setback in a novice hurdle won by the later Martin Pipe runner-up, Waterford Whispers, overlooking this blip could reveal an advantageous position for his handicap debut with a rating of 125.

3:42 Wexford 

Micheal O'Murchadha Memorial Handicap Hurdle


This neat competition features a strong local contender, CONYERS HILL, who stands out as the top pick. Despite some challenges since securing two victories in the autumn, winning at his current rating seems well within his reach. One Last Tango, who is comfortable under these conditions, might find his current rating a bit challenging, making him susceptible. On the other hand, Belle The Lioness, still relatively untested and known to perform well on heavy tracks, could pose a significant threat.

4:37 Down Royal 

Bluegrass Mare Prepare Hunters Chase


David Christie, a trainer with a notable history of success in this event, having won three of the last four editions, is favored to continue his winning streak with GLOBAL ASSEMBLY. This Kayf Tara progeny didn't perform to expectations in his last outing, finishing a distant third at Thurles, yet his previous two performances in this category suggest potential for improvement. The introduction of blinkers for the first time, along with a reduction in distance, may well enhance his chances. Romeo Magico, coming off a win in Limerick during the holiday season, emerges as a significant challenger. Neo King is also one to watch, potentially securing a strong position among the contenders.