Our first horse of the afternoon comes from Naas in the Grade 3 Limestone Lad Hurdle where the Gavin Cromwell trained Espoir D'Allen runs for the third time this season and is looking to make it a hat trick of victories.
Last season as a novice hurdler he showed a lot of potential landing some really nice contests in Ireland and this season he has truly taken from where he left off.
On his seasonal debut he landed the Grade 3 Fishery Lane Hurdle beating some useful hurdlers from last season and showing that he is a horse to be taken seriously this season.
Next time out he stepped things up in the Grade 3 Irish Independent Hurdle landing this race in good style again fending off highly talented competitors making him a talented gelding.
This time out he is back in a Grade 3 and again against smart individuals but for how progressive he has been this season and the overall target from his trainer is to head to the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle, he is a horse to be feared this weekend.