Fairyhouse – Mullins Cnoc to open door
By Andrew Atkinson
Willie Mullins trained Cnoc Na Si (5.25) is tipped to land the Jetaway.ie Irish EBF Mares Flat Race over 2 miles and 4 furlongs at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
Five-year-old Cnoc Na Si returns after finishing second on debut run over 2 miles at Limerick in December on heavy ground, when 8-11 odds-on favourite, and is out to make amends in the 16 runners field, with the going Yielding, good to yielding in places.
Jamie Codd is booked to ride Vaucelet (2.30) trained by David Christie, tipped to win the Frank and Teresa O’Rielly Memorial Hunters Chase over 3 miles 1 furlong.
E & P Harty saddle Echoes Of Family (3.05) tipped to win the BoyleSports Mares Handicap chase over 2m 5f.
10-year-old Echoes Of Family finished second of 16 at Leopardstown in March, over the same distance, when badly hampered at the tenth, headed inside the final furlong by Super Citizen.
Eskylane (4.50) trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell is tipped each-way in the Grade A RYBO Handicap hurdle over 2m.
Fairyhouse fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 1.55 Harald Hardrad (ew). 2.30 Vaucelet. 3.05 Echoes Of Family. 3.40 Fox Watch (ew). 4.15 Eric Bloodaxe (ew). 4.50 Eskylane (ew). 5.25 Cnoc Na Si.
Lingfield Park – Balding Dance At Night Lingfield bid
Andrew Balding trained Dance At Night (7.30) ridden by William Carver is tipped to land the At The Races Twitter Handicap over 1 mile 2 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday night.
Dance At Night finished third at Newcastle last month over a mile, beaten half a length and a head, when racing wide, to lead before headed in the final furlong.
Charlie Hills trained Touchwood (6.30) with Marco Ghiani up, is tipped to win the At The Races C4 Handicap over 7 furlongs.
Touchwood showed improvement when winning at Kempton Park in October, with a win at Nottingham in July stamped on his CV, both over 6 furlongs.
Cappanaty Con (6.00) trained by Michael Attwater and ridden by William Carson is tipped to land the At The Races Handicap over 7f, knocking on the door after finishing second twice at the track in March.
Lingfield Park fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 4.25 Rivas Rob Roy. 4.55 Strike (ew). 5.30 Rock Girl. 6.00 Cappanaty Con. 6.30 Touchwood. 7.00 Jeremiah Johnson (ew). 7.30 Dance At Night.
Newton Abbot – Scudamore to ‘Rock’ at Newton Abbot
Paul Nicholls trained Knappers Hill (12.30) under Harry Cobden is tipped to win the Class 4 Racing Partnership Novices hurdle over 2m in the opening race of Newton Abbot’s eight racecard meeting.
Six-year-old Knappers Hill under 11st 12lbs drops to a Class 4 after running in a Grade 3 Class 1 at Sandown Park last month, when unplaced 9-2 favourite.
Tom George saddles Rock On Rocco (1.00) with Tom Scudamore up, tipped to win the C3 Handicap Chase over 2m 4f to follow up winning at Uttoxeter last season, with noted wins at Worcester and Ludlow in 2021.
Nicky Martin trained Light Em Up (2.49) under Harry Cobden is tipped to land the NH C4 Maiden Hurdle over 2m 2f.
Colin Tizzard trained Kalyptra (3.59) ridden by Brendan Powell is tipped each-way in the C5 Good Luck Stuart And Thank You Handicap hurdle over 2 miles.
Newton Abbot fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.30 Knappers Hill. 1.00 Rock On Rocco. 1.37 Morfee. 2.14 Eros. 2.49 Light Em Up. 3.24 Le Teur. 3.59 Kalyptra (ew). 4.34 Ballet Icon (ew).
Cork – Fleet Commander in charge at Cork
Aiden O’Brien trained Fleet Commander (4.00) three-year-old Colt out of Galileo is tipped to win on debt run at Cork on Saturday in the Follow Us On Social Media Maiden over 1m 2f.
Barrington Court (3.25) trained by Jessica Harrington is tipped to land the Class 1 Irish Stallions Listed race over 1 mile 4 furlongs.
Cork fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 1.40 Dabana (ew). 2.15 London Palladium (ew). 2.50 That’s Just Dandy (ew). 3.25 Barrington Court. 4.00 Fleet Commander. 4.35 French Claim. 5.10 Hell Bent (ew). 5.45 Dudley’s Bar (ew).