Joseph O’Brien has 5 runners at Fairyhouse on Sunday together with an thrilling bumper horse and two in the Grade 1 Novice Chase in opposition to Envoi Allen…
“Envoi Allen is obviously the one to beat, but this is a Grade 1 and you can’t hide away from one horse. We’ll be hoping our fella acquits himself well.”
– Joseph O’Brien on Assemble
Tough check but hoping to be aggressive
Druid’s Altar made a profitable begin over hurdles at Punchestown earlier this month. The floor was testing and I’m undecided how a lot depth there was in the race, but he toughed it out nicely after some cautious early jumps. The hope shall be that his leaping will sharpen up with that have underneath his belt. This represents a tricky check for him, but hopefully he’ll be aggressive.
Happy with our two and we won’t cover from simply one horse
We have been actually proud of Assemble‘s profitable seasonal and chasing debut at this observe earlier this month. We all the time hoped he’d be a greater chaser than hurdler and that represented a extremely good begin to his chasing profession. His leaping was superb and we have been pleasantly stunned that he was in a position to produce the form of ending effort that he did contemplating our winter horses have been tending to want their first run. Envoi Allen is clearly the one to beat, but it is a Grade 1 and you may’t cover away from one horse. We’ll be hoping our fella acquits himself nicely.
Home By The Lee is 2 from two over fences and has proven an excellent perspective on each events. He stays nicely and regarded crushed each these days earlier than discovering masses off the bridle to get his head in entrance. This journey might nicely show to be a minimal for him, but he is a Grade 3 winner and that is the logical subsequent step for him, so we’ll let him take his likelihood and see how he will get on.
Hoping for a strong run
High Sparrow is nicely suited by these marathon chases. He’ll all the time be weak to one a bit much less uncovered than himself, but he ran nicely in the Cork Grand National final time and we’ll be hoping for a equally strong run.
Strong bumper but we have all the time appreciated him
San Salvador is a horse we have all the time appreciated and he made a promising debut in a bumper at Naas again in February. This is all the time a robust bumper, but we’re joyful to run him right here and see how he measures up.