Ray Flanagan with Saturday selections
A nice Easter weekend of racing ahead. A few risky wagers today who hopefully will not disgrace themselves.
Fairyhouse 3.30- Barbary Master
Touted as a staying hurdler in the making following good third behind Eskalane and Gabynako earlier in the campaign. Form a bit patchy in subsequent outings but ran ok at Leopardstown latest and may cope with 3 miles on decent ground today.
Fairyhouse 4.05- Hearts Are Trumps and Hurricane Cliff
Hearts Are Trumps has struggled on soft ground over the winter but is nicely handicapped on the pick of decent placed efforts previously under quicker conditions in top handicap company including last years Galway Hurdle. Worth a chance to bounce back to form here off falling mark.
Hurricane Cliff has been progressing in novice company producing a good display recently to beat Captain Kangaroo at Leopardstown. Hugh Mongan claims a valuable five pounds and definitely worth considering.
Cork 4.55- Aesop
Promising handicapper last year who stayed on nicely for fourth in the Ulster Derby listed handicap up north last summer. Type who promises further improvement and strong possibilities if ready on seasonal debut.
1 pt ew-Barbary Master-3.30 Fairyhouse-25-1 P Power- 5 places
1 pt ew-Hearts Are Trumps-4.05 Fairyhouse-16-1 bet 365
1 pt win-Hurricane Cliff-4.05 Fairy6house-14-1 General
2 pts ew- Aesop-4.55 Cork-13-2 SkyBet- 4 places