ballinrobe 1st May
Distant Memories acquitted himself with credit at Cheltenham and has been found an ideal opportunity to get back on the winning trail at Ballinrobe on Tuesday.
Tom Taaffe's classy recruit from the Flat was beaten only 12 lengths into eighth in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and now tackles the Treacy's Pharmacy Hurdle, in which Primroseandblue and Uncle Tom Cobley feature among a handful of worthy opponents.
Westmeath was still in front when coming to grief at the Punchestown Festival on Saturday and has his sights lowered for the P & D Lydon Plant Hire Handicap Chase.
However, Wellforth takes an even more significant drop in class - he landed a sub-standard renewal of the Grade 3 Imperial Call Chase - and Tony Martin's Salute Him, who goes handicapping for the first time in this sphere, is also used to mixing it in better company.
Dancers Dilemma beat all bar Pique Sous on his return from a long spell on the sidelines at Leopardstown, and the winner went on to make the frame in the Champion Bumper so Dermot Weld's seven-year-old should take a power of beating in the www.ballinroberacecourse.ie INH Flat Race.
The Willie Mullins-trained newcomer Wrong Way Corrigan would be the one most likely to press him if he is up to the usual standard of his yard's bumper performers, and his stable companion Passage Vendome is capable of giving weight away all round in the opening Western People Maiden Hurdle at 4.55.
The Ladies Day June 26th Beginners Chase sees the clash of several novices who have yet to hit the heights initially expected of them over the larger obstacles, notably Marlay Park, The Shepherd and the returning Corskeagh Royale.
Recent Wexford winner Fairymount Lord attempts to defy an 8lb rise in the Killeen Sports Ground Handicap Hurdle, while only a neck separated Preswell Lad and Up The Girls at Tramore, and they lock horns again in the first division of the Connacht Spring Show May 20th Handicap Hurdle.
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