vvWhat they say Eoin Doyle, trainer of King High "If they get a lot of rain conditions won't be ideal for him, but he's in good form and ready to start back for the summer." Edward O'Grady, trainer of Shot From The Hip "He came out of his Killarney race well and is in good shape.
Andrew guided Sailors Warn to a facile win in the Grade 2 Bord na Mona Fire Magic Juvenile Hurdle and followed-up when 11/10 favourite Shot From The Hip made virtually all to land the Bord na Mona Clean Air Maiden Hurdle.
O'Dwyer's fond memory Conor O'Dwyer, successful as a jockey on Fadoudal Du Cochet eight years ago, is represented by Uncle Tom Cobley What they say Frank Berry, racing manager to JP McManus, owner of Bellvano, Shot From The Hip and Bob Lingo "Bellvano got a brilliant ride from Paul [Carberry] to win at Cheltenham and Nicky [Henderson] is very happy with him.
Shot From The Hip, a Grade 1 winner over hurdles at Punchestown last year, appears to be on a viable mark in the Dan Moore Handicap Chase, getting 12lb from Bellvano, who profited from one of the rides of the season when landing the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham under Paul Carberry.