All eyes on the Dublin Racing Festival with Latest Exhibition

Wed 15th Jan 2020, 08:32

Latest Exhibition - seen here winning his bumper at Naas under Max Browne
© Photo Healy Racing

Paul Nolan is looking to the Dublin Racing Festival for Latest Exhibition's next start, as Jim Mernagh's home-bred attempts to add top level honours to the Grade Two prize already secured this term.

That February 1st assignment will see the son of Oscar move up in trip, after accounting for Andy Dufresne in the Navan Novice Hurdle in mid-December over two and a half miles.

“Latest Exhibition will go for the 2m6f (Lacy & Partners Solicitors) Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. Hopefully the ground will be okay and there won’t be any mention of good," said Nolan.

“All is well with him and he couldn’t have come out of the Navan run any better.

“He has age on his side now and there’s no excuses. He’s seven and really he was a shell of a horse up to now. There are not too many miles on him and he’s starting to grow into his frame.

“He looks good and strong and hopefully we get him there is one piece. If he’s good enough he’s good enough — we'll have to wait and see.

“It was good to see Andy Dufresne winning on Sunday and his form stacks up.”

THE IRISH TIMES