Mullins duo seek Wexford wins

Tuesday, May 21 2019

Champion trainer Willie Mullins sends two horses to Wexford on Wednesday, and both look to have strong claims.

The master of Closutton saddles Great White Shark in the feature race on the programme, the Mount Leinster Hurdle, with just five declared for this three-mile contest.

Successful on her fourth try over flights at Fairyhouse last month, the daughter of Le Havre will be expected to follow-up now.

The 133-rated Daybreak Boy is an obvious danger, with Hugh Morgan taking a valuable 7lb off.

Having failed to make an impact in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, he subsequently finished second to Count Simon at Down Royal.

Poli Roi, who has been disappointing of late over fences, is an interesting contender for Gordon Elliott, while Mistheatre and Better B Quick look out of their depth.

The other Mullins representative on the seven-race card is Pont Aven in the Vinegar Hill Beginners Chase.

He clearly appreciated the step up in trip to three miles when successful over the course on his penultimate start, and starting off over fences now, he looks the one to beat.

The son of Doyen should be made to work by Westland Row and The Mulcare Rover, with the former second on two of three starts to date over the larger obstacles.

Gordon Elliott trains Westland Row and he saddles Yendo in the opening Welcome To Wexford Racecourse Maiden Hurdle.

Also a son of Doyen, this six-year-old gelding hasn’t shown a whole lot to date, but should be able to make his presence felt in a contest of this quality.

Nine have been declared for the Rosslare Mares Handicap Hurdle, with Deilginis the stand out name here after she finished an eyecatching fourth on her handicap debut at Fairyhouse last month.

Joseph O’Brien is responsible for this Flemensfirth five-year-old, and he appears to have solid claims with Commandant in the Wexford Handicap Chase.

A winner over the course and distance on his penultimate start, the gelding is sure to have plenty of supporters here on what will be his second try in handicap company.

Soul Season, Petite Gina, Zayriyan and First One D’Ana are a few for the shortlist in the Loch Garman Handicap Hurdle, while Killarney third Kashmir Wilde might be able to take the concluding Racing Again June 5th Flat Race.

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