Thurles Saturday Preview - 21/03/20

13:40 - Fakiera

Gordon Elliott's gelding is a strong fancy to get off the mark on his third start over hurdles in the opener.

This 5-y-o boasts some nice bumper form and his two hurdle outings have been very promising.

The potential drying ground will only enhance his chances and he gets the services of a talented claimer.

14:10 - Jetz

Jetz is by far the highest rated horse in this race and his recent spin over hurdles was eye-catching.

That was his first run over the smaller obstacles since April 2018 so he is expected to improve for the run and he had Mengli Khan 22l behind.

The Mullins yard dominate this race so Karl Der Grosse must be feared.

14:40 - Johnny Little Legs

This son of Getaway was strong at the finish on his second handicap start and this major-increase in distance may bring out the required improvement.

He has been nudged up in the handicap but the form of his recent 2nd has since been boosted.

15:10 - Sizing Pottsie

Sizing Pottsie has to give weight to them all here but he looks a top-class chaser in the making and we think he will be good enough.

He stormed clear by 12l last time out and will improve for this trip.

15:40 - Goodnightgodbless

This mare’s unexposed profile catches the eye in this open-looking handicap.

Her best performances over hurdles came over this sort of trip and this is her handicap chase debut.

16:10 - Hotel Du Nord

As an impressive PTP winner, Hotel Du Nord is expected to progress over fences and he should have learnt plenty from his debut at Leopardstown.

Robbie Power takes over from the claimer.

16:40 - Light Brigade

Charles Byrnes excels in these events and Light Brigade is taken to put his experience to good use in a field packed with debutants.

He finished a promising second on his first start and he was sent off just 4/1 that day.