Rachael Blackmore’s Weekend Preview From Thurles3 min read
BetVictor Brand Ambassador Rachael Blackmore has three rides for Henry De Bromhead at Thurles on Saturday, and she’s kindly given us a run through of how she expects to fare.
“I’m aboard Mormon first up in the 12.10. We were happy enough with a 5th place finish over fences in his first outing of the season at Fairyhouse last month, and with a little more progression he shouldn’t be too far away here.
Sailingtobyzantium won an amateur hurdle at Clonmel last day under an excellent ride from Tom Hamilton. She took a little while to find her rhythm, but stayed on very well to edge out Arahecan. She goes in the 1:55 Mares Novice Hurdle and should be in the shake-up again.
This race has a history of producing classy mares with Honeysuckle and Shattered Love two recent winners, so a win for us here would be very encouraging.
Royal Thief is my last ride of the day in the Novice Hurdle at 3:05. He’s a previous course winner over hurdles and was 3rd last day behind Silver Sheen. We’re facing the same opponent again here, but have been more kindly treated with the weights this time and we’re expecting another good performance. He’s certainly well capable of winning a race like this.”
Rachael will be back in the next few days to give us a preview of all her rides on a fantastic day’s racing on Boxing Day. Merry Christmas to one and all from BetVictor!