Ring up a Mobile winner

TOM Taaffe’S once-raced Alexander Mobile can land the second division of the INH Stallion Owners’ EBF Maiden Hurdle on a moderate six-race programme at Downpatrick, which is subject to a 7.30am inspection.

By Kayf Tara, who was a real stayer on the flat, the selection enjoyed a pleasing introduction at Fairyhouse last month.

He never threatened at any stage to get involved at the business end of the contest, but was noted doing his best work in the closing stages when a little over 16 lengths sixth of 16 behind Bobs Pride.

Alexander Mobile is entitled to come on plenty for the experience and is the nap choice to score under the promising Adrian Joyce.

The first division of the same contest looks a woeful affair and the nod here falls on another with just one race under his belt, Bad Day Bad Day.

Jessica Harrington’s four-year-old ran well for a long way when 12th to The Very Man in a Punchestown bumper.

That race has seen the second and third respectively, Heron’s Flight and Bronx Girl, score in the meantime and it may be of some significance that Harrington wastes no time launching her charge over jumps!

If Condara reproduces his display at Cork on Sunday then he will make short work of the opposition in the Healthy Choice Handicap Hurdle.

According to trainer, Philip Rothwell, he has broken down on both front legs and broken his pelvis in the past, but was in excellent shape at Cork, making all to win by nine lengths.

That performance was far in advance of anything Condara had managed before and, if stripping in similar mood, should defy a mandatory 6lbs penalty.

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