Irish Racing Preview
Tuesday, May 30
First Race: 6.00
Noel Meade has just one bullet in the chamber for the €40,000 McHale Mayo National at Ballinrobe on Tuesday, but it could be a potentially deadly one as the improving Net D’Ecosse fired a warning shot at Down Royal this month.
Successful in a beginners’ chase at Punchestown in December 2015, the Gigginstown-owned hope has not won since and has tended to throw in the odd sketchy jump, but he represents Meade’s in-form stable and is racing off a potentially lenient mark of 125.
Willie Mullins, another trainer operating at an impressive strike-rate, is represented by Sambremont and Retour En France.
It wouldn’t be a valuable handicap chase without a strong Gordon Elliott representation, and impressive Punchestown festival scorer Definite Ruby lines up alongside Jetstream Jack, who was a faller when still travelling well at the festival in a 2m4f handicap chase.
The McHale Coranna Handicap Hurdle (7.00) is a competitive affair and Ellmarie Holden’s Lachares looks likely to be prominent in the betting.
The opening McHale Pro Glide Mower Range Novice Hurdle is underway at 6.00pm and the ground at Mayo’s only track is currently good.
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