We’ve had to wait a week longer than we’d have liked to, but Tuesday sees the return of a potential superstar in Henry De Bromhead’s mare Honeysuckle, who goes in the first at Fairyhouse.
The five year old has looked utterly unfazed by everything that has been put in her path up to this point in her career, and could even be a sneaky e/w contender for the Champion Hurdle, as advised by my friend and Turf Talk co-host James Watson on our podcast at a best price of 40-1.
Fellow second season hurdlers Easy Game and Mister Blue Sky are no mugs and would usually be standard setters in races of this nature, but they may just have their work cut out against a potentially exceptional talent.
Smart bumper performer Monkfish holds his ground from yesterday’s declarations, though this time his rivals include the more experienced Gigginstown duo of Multifactorial and Diol Ker.
Fair to play to Fairyhouse for rescheduling yesterday’s novices’ chase, featuring the likes of Bapaume, Galvin, Cap York and Ronald Pump, and adding it to this card, as it’s a great little contest; connections of those mentioned above could be potentially be looking forward to a Cheltenham Festival appearance this season given their level over hurdles.
Now Children, rated in the high 90s for Clive Cox on the flat, should prove a good recruit to hurdling and makes his debut for Dan Skelton in first at Huntingdon, whilst in the last there, Kim Bailey’s Exeter winner Shinobi bids to take his career tally from two out of two and confirm himself as an above average prospect in the bumper.
Colin Tizzard’s War Lord and Paul Nicholls’ Cat Tiger have already proven themselves to be useful novice hurdlers already, and they look to enhance their reputations in races at Hereford and Lingfield respectively.