In-form Theos Well can open his account over hurdles

Theos Well will be strongly fancied to open his account over hurdles in the Great Value Social Packages Maiden Hurdle in Cork tonight.

In-form Theos Well can open his account over hurdles

Winner of a Listowel bumper almost two years ago, the seven-year-old has finished in the frame in each of his four starts over hurdles, including a second to Lean And Keen over this course and distance last August.

Admittedly, he flopped when odds-on in his last attempt over hurdles, when a well-beaten fourth behind Patsio in Tipperary, an effort which was probably too bad to be true.

But he looked back to his best when winning a flat maiden at Ballinrobe last time, coming from off the pace to beat Cillian’s Return convincingly.

Arguably at his best going right-handed, Theos Well should triumph for Mick Winters and Jonathan Burke.

Winner of the Ladbroke at Ascot back in December, the 151-rated Bayan sets the standard in the Family Day Out August 3rd. Hurdle, although his most recent defeat behind Rawnaq in Down Royal is a slight concern.

New Kid In Town, winner of a Roscommon bumoer a year ago and fifth to My Manekineko on his hurdling bow at Limerick last month, appeals in the opening maiden hurdle.

Meanwhile, Hasanour, raised a massive 17lb. for two premier handicap wins at the Curragh might be capable of defying the handicapper again in the €100,000 Nasrullah Handicap in Navan.

Michael Halford’s charge looks progressive and a potential stakes performer. He might prove that point by completing a handicap hat-trick here.

Earlier on the Navan card, Patrick Prendergast’s Lady Allegra, green on her debut at Fairyhouse on Sunday when a closing second to Fit For Function, might go one better in the two-year-old median auction maiden.

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