On Monday, shrewd Irish trainer John McConnell is looking to land a winner in the UK, sending just a single runner across the Irish sea to be competitive at Carlisle.
McConnell boasts an impressive 24% strike rate when sending runners to Britain from Ireland and brings forth debutant Bella Union to run in the NHF race in the lucky last.
Bella Union, a son of Mahler, is well related to a number of past bumper winners, meaning it be no surprise to see him take to racing of this type at the first time of asking.
McConnell also holds a respectable 13% strike rate with his NHF race debutants, boasting as being +£74.77 to a £1 level stake with all of his past debutants in this sphere.
Sean Bowen has just two rides on the day and its interesting that he wait around at Carlisle following his much earlier race at 13:35, just to ride the Irish raider; Bowen has a 33% strike rate when teaming up with McConnell.