The run up to Christmas racing


We have had a quiet week in the yard in the run up to Christmas racing.  Its kicks off on St Stephens Day – we have 3 runners at Limerick, Made For Sharing, False Messenger and Gizzit – all are expected to run well.

Our first Leopardstown runners will be Tuesday, with Ballysteen and The Crafty Butcher while recent winner Crash will be among the runners there on Wednesday.  Dancing Tornado will also return to action at Leopardstown in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle on Thursday.

Among our entries for Limerick during the week are Hans Crescent, Cloughmile and Best Served Cold.

A New Story will also run on Tuesday – he came home ok after his Cheltenham mishap, where he was very unlucky.

Stable jockey Adrian Heskin faces Christmas on the sidelines after receiving a very harsh 12 day ban following Cheltenham.  It appeared to be a very harsh punishment, and is very unfortunate that he misses one of the busiest times of year for racing, particurlary as only 2 of the 7 jockeys involved received bans.