Although the Dublin Racing Festival brings top class racing to Leopardstown and competing point-to-points at Bellharbour, Co. Clare) and Ballyvoodock, Co. Cork, Wexford Hunt’s meet at Ballinaboola, New Ross, is anticipating a large attendance tomorrow (Sunday).
There are 99 entries for the six races which includes the first four year old maiden race for 2019 and that contest is the opener over two and a half miles. The first race is off at 1 pm.
For spectators the forecast is for 30% chance of showers in the afternoon and temperature of around 9 degrees so a good wrap up is the best advice.
The track has an excellent covering of grass and the going is expected to be “good to yielding.”
PAUL NOLAN SADDLES BIG WINNER AT LEOPARDSTOWN
The two-day Dublin Racing Festival got under way today at Leopardstown where low sun forced some of the obstacles to be bypassed and there was a big race Wexford success when Paul Nolan’s Quamino, (14/1) won the Grade B Goffs Handicap Chase worth €51,625 to the winning owner.
Ridden by Bryan Cooper for Manverton Ltd, Quamino was “was foot perfect today. They went a fierce gallop and he made good ground at vital stages down the back to get himself into it,” said his trainer.
Nolan added; “He’ll be entered in the novice handicap at Cheltenham. He’d probably want to be 141/142 but it’s not the be all and end all. Today was a very important day and I’m delighted he won for the owners.”