Winner of his bumper on this track in May 2013, he was outpointed by The Job Is Right in a maiden hurdle in Clonmel six months later before being sidelined until just two weeks ago.
He was sent off a red-hot 4/11 favourite for a maiden hurdle in Fairyhouse on Easter Monday and was travelling well on the heels of the leaders, when he crashed four flights from home in the race won by Voices Of Spring.
Compensation awaits today, if he can get the better of Michael Hourigan’s Limerick bumper winner The Gatechecker, a beaten odds-on favourite on his hurdling bow on the same track last month.
Chasing his tenth jockeys’ title, Ruby Walsh might double-up on Emily Sinico and Rossvoss. Trained by Ted Walsh, Rossvoss triumphed on his second attempt over fences in Naas last month, jumping fluently before slamming Kick On Boss and subsequent winner Tennis Cap.With more improvement expected and racing on drying ground, he might have the edge over Hurricane Ridge, successful over the bigger obstacles at Killarney and Listowel last year and coming into this race on the back of a second in the charity race in Cheltenham.
The Paul Nolan-trained Emily Sinico, third to What Lies Ahead at Gowran Park on her penultimate start, shaped like a future winner when coming through to finish an admittedly distant second to All You Need at Navan last time. The Flemensfirth mare appears to be improving with each run and has been found a good opportunity in the opening Book At TipperaryRaces.ie Mares Maiden Hurdle.