Here are tomorrow’s three selections.
EPSON DU HOUX (13.50 Naas, 1pt win @5/2) It could turn out to be an informative afternoon for trainer Henry De Bromhead and rider Rachel Blackmore, who both have quite a few fancied runners on the card, including EPSON DU HOUX in this competitive Handicap Chase. He impressively got off the mark at the second attempt over fences, where he jumped proficiently before keeping on strongly to score by eight and a half lengths. Under the circumstances, there was a chance he could have still been feeling the effects of his heavy fall at Wexford where he was in the process of running well behind Andy Dufresne. His attentions are now turned to handicapping and I feel as though the handicapper has underestimated his chances by handing him an opening mark of 125 which looks well within his grasp. With further improvement on the cards, he’s taken to supplement his latest win by claiming this valuable prize. BOB OLINGER (14.20 Naas, 1pt win @13/8) BOB OLINGER was mightily impressive on debut in a bumper at Navan and lost no caste in defeat when making the Champion Bumper winner Ferny Hollow pull out all the stops on hurdle debut. Essentially, the son of Sholokhov duly obliged by 14-lengths next time and although the time was slow, it’s easy to submit how impressive he was on that occasion. This is a much tougher assignment, but he's certainly not short of potential and looks capable of slamming this field before heading to the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival (currently third-favourite) with his reputation fully intact. LADY MORPHEUS (17.15 Kempton, 1pt win @6/1) Plenty of these can be given some sort of a chance but a chance is taken on LADY MORPHEUS who won over C&D back in July and has continued in good form since. Gary Moore’s mare likes it around here and should be firmly in the mix. It’s not often I get involved in a race of this calibre but I’m hopeful this consistent individual will be knocking on the door.