Easy Game bids to complete hat-trick at Listowel

Tuesday, Sep 11 2018

Easy Game will bid to enhance his growing reputation in the Ballygarry House Hotel Novice Hurdle at Listowel on Wednesday.

The Willie Mullins-trained French import is two from two since arriving in Ireland, winning easily on both occasions.

He faces his toughest task to date in this two-and-a-half-mile contest, with stablemate Getareason and Joseph O’Brien’s Air Supremacy his chief rivals.

The former got off the mark over flights at Tramore last month, while the latter shed his maiden tag in good style at Killarney.

Top-weight Go Another One is likely to have his supporters, while Captain Leo and Dare To Endeavour appear to be up against it.

Mullins again looks to have strong claims with Quick Grabim in the M.S.D Animal Health Maiden Hurdle.

The son of Oscar returns to action for the first time since December, and can be expected to go close here, with Debuchet and Bakmaj the obvious dangers.

Newcomers Suave Des Champs and Eileen O are the Mullins representatives in the concluding Listowel Vintners Association Flat Race.

Patrick Mullins has opted to ride the latter, who is a half-sister to Puffin Billy, Zuzka and Tycoon Prince.

The first four races on the card are under Flat rules, with the Brandon Hotel Handicap the most valuable.

Eleven have been declared for this seven-furlong contest, with recent Roscommon winner Thiswaycadeaux among them.

The Willie McCreery-trained four-year-old has won four times from 12 starts and another bold bid can be expected.

Cambridgeshire seventh Sirjack Thomas, the Dermot Weld-trained Mayaadeen and course and distance winner Canary Row are others for the shortlist in this competitive contest.

Japan, representing Aidan and Donnacha O’Brien, looks the one to beat in the opening Exchange Inn Ballybunion & Kevin’s Bar Listowel Irish EBF Maiden, while Idalia should give a good account of herself in the Listowel Arms Handicap.

The Seamus Mulvaney Bookmaker Handicap is another competitive affair, with the consistent Vocal Music a leading contender.



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