Who To Follow At Fairyhouse On Sunday - 03/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Fairyhouse - April 02 2022
Fairyhouse 14:30
Paul Townend

Berkshire Royal

J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: 132
Days: 38

The first big race of the day in Ireland is the Grade Two Novice Hurdle over 2m4f and the horse that takes the eye is the Willie Mullins trained Berkshire Royal.

A smart horse on the flat for Andrew Balding, he has since switched to Mullins and been sent over hurdles beingequally as effective winning at Kilbeggan on debut before finishing a good second in a Grade Three last time out at Thurles behind the talented The Goffer.

He was an eye-catcher that day and deserves his chance at this level for the inform Closutton maestro.

Trainer To Follow - Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins has been the trainer to be on side with all season round and looking to finish the season strong he has sent a good team to Fairyhouse on Sunday.

In the Listed Mares Chase he fields Dolcita who needs to reverse the form with Jeremys Flame but has 3lb in hand to do so.

In the first Grade Two of the afternoon he has the favourite Berkshire Royal who looks tough to beat and also Arctic Warrior and Bronn who are not without chances.

Another Grade Two of some interest for the Closutton maestro is the Novice Hurdle over 2m and Ha D'or, Hawai Games and Deploy The Getaway will all be in the mix.

To finish the day Fairyhouse have a Listed Mares bumper and Mullins is responsible for five of the 10 entries with Pink In The Park looking his best shout.

Mullins heads into the Sunday sporting a strike rate of 24% for the last two weeks, managing to land nine winners from the last 37 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Jack Kennedy

The likeable rider Jack Kennedy has a few nice rides on Sunday starting in the second event of the day with Glenglass who is looking to get back to winning ways and has a good chance to do so.

In the Listed Mares Chase he sits on Hurricane Georgie who is a five year old that has shown some nice ability but now needs to do it consistently.

In the Handicap Chase he rides Millen To One who is in with a shout if bouncing back to his form of old and then in the Grade Two Novice Hurdle he rides the Chester Cup winner Falcon Eight who has made a nice transition to hurdles this term.

The Tide Turns looks a very attractive ride for the young jockey at the weekend if putting behind him his run at the Cheltenham festival, his form before that was strong.