Monday, May 28
First Race: 5.30 (7 races)
Confidence is high that Dawn Shadow, winner of a valuable mares’ novice hurdle at the Punchestown festival, can continue her upward curve in the feature Monroe’s Live Mares Handicap Hurdle (6.30) at Ballinrobe on Monday evening.
The mare’s trainer Dot Love enjoyed plenty of success for Dawn Shadow’s owner Sean Riley, chiefly with Shadow Eile, who is a sister to the dam of this runner.
Next in the weights is Pat Fahy’s Awayinthewest, who has placed seven times over hurdles but remains a maiden in this sphere.
The Jessica Harrington-trained Flaviana, last seen finishing down the field behind Stormy Ireland in a Listed mares’ hurdle at Killarney, is another interesting contender in the ten-runner contest.
The Bank of Ireland Handicap Chase (8.00) sees the consistent Crocodile Dundee try to register another success for the Tralee father and son team of Bryan and Tom Cooper.
The first of seven races is due off at 5.30 and the going is good.