The second day of the Fermanagh Hunt fixture at Necarne could see the return of Winged Leader back to the point-to-point fields having spent much of the season being campaigned in Hunter Chases.
Race 1 – Dennison Commercials 4YO Geldings Maiden
Having been unable to live with Anyharminasking at Tipperary on his debut, MYSTIC MAN did keep on to finish a creditable third on that occasion which would seem to be the strongest single piece of form on offer here.
Heritier De Sivola also made the frame at Tipperary in April and is entitled to step forward, with Ballycamus a horse that was showing potential prior to his late departure in Cork.
Race 2 – Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale Adjacent Hunt Race
ASK D’ man should be able to outclass his rivals in this given that he has already proven himself at a much higher level and barring incident it is hard to see him being beaten.
The Bolder Boy has changed yards since he was last seen and if recapturing his best he may be able to take second given that he has sold winners form to his name.
Race 3 – SpanWright 6YO Geldings Maiden
MASTER MIKEY DEE took a nice step forward from his Kinsale debut when chasing home Dance To Fame at Dawstown at the beginning of the month.
He would look the obvious selection for this ahead of Winning Rascal, a horse that has not been seen since finishing an encouraging third in a strongly-run race at Ballycrystal in the autumn. Of the remainder, If Not For Dylan and Wavecrest have definite place claims.
Race 4 – Erne Insurance Open
Fresh from his second success in the Hunter Chase sphere, WINGED LEADER is back in the pointing fields for the first time since defeating the former Grade 1 winner Jury Duty at Portrush.
He has an exceptional record between the flags and can add an eighth points victory to his tally in this. Dawstown winner Robin De Roost won nicely on his open debut and has to be respected alongside the Lisronagh winner Er Dancer.
Race 5 – RTD Crawford Mares Winner of Two
Kind Witness was allowed to stride on from a relatively early stage when easily winning against geldings at Dromahane last Sunday. Whilst clearly in very good heart at present for what could be her third run in as many weeks, she has a lot of ground to make up on KATES HILL from their meeting at Ballindenisk in December.
This swings the preference in favour of the Patrick Turley-trained mare, with that yard enjoying a successful afternoon last weekend. Maiden winners Branson Missouri and Sharp Shadow can get involved as can Daenerys Stormborn who returned from a long absence when winning at Dawstown.
Race 6 – Killyhevlin Hotel 7YO+ Geldings Maiden
WILLIAM TYNDALE more than outran his odds of 50/1 when he put it up to Vaucelet in a Hunter Chase at Down Royal recently.
A repeat of that performance would leave him as the one to beat. Ranger Kid has been knocking on the door for some time and would be a deserving winner, whilst John Adams is another that cannot be discounted.