Today's Tips: Nambour set to make winning start over hurdles at Fairyhouse

While lower key than tomorrow’s card, today’s eight-race programme at Fairyhouse hosts some very interesting races, and the exciting Nambour gets the nap to take the second division of the Like Fairyhouse on Facebook Maiden Hurdle.
Today's Tips: Nambour set to make winning start over hurdles at Fairyhouse

The Willie Mullins-trained gelding, who won a Dromohane point to point, made an impressive track career when winning a bumper at last season’s Punchestown Festival.

That race has worked out particularly well, with runner-up Krugermac, subsequently sold for £185,000, being tremendously impressive in a maiden hurdle last weekend at Ascot, and third-placed Lake View Lad, sold for £70,000, winning a Hexham bumper on his first try for new connections.

Clearly Nambour is a high-class prospect, and can make a winning start at the expense of Timiyan.

The latter, who acquired a rating of 100 despite few tries on the flat and was bought at the Goffs Sales for €470,000, has stayed with Dermot Weld and is of obvious interest on his hurdling debut.

Uaintseenothingyet is worth noting, being a half-brother to former Supreme Novices’ Hurdle runner-up Straw Bear.

Leap Dearg can take the competitive-looking Easyfix Handicap Chase for Robert Tyner.

The seven-year-old had a tremendous season in 2014/2015, winning three on the bounce and finishing a fine eighth of 20 behind Irish Cavalier on ground quicker than ideal at the Cheltenham Festival.

The son of Beneficial made his return to action at Cork earlier this month and ran really well to finish a close second despite conceding 15lbs to the progressive Pairofbrowneyes.

That outing should have brought him on quite a bit and, although on a career-high mark, he looks capable of even better.

With soft conditions to suit, a big run looks on the cards.

Among the dangers is the promising Minella Foru.

There are three Grade 1 events on tomorrow’s card at Fairyhouse, but the nap comes in the opening Grade 3 Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle, in which Missy Tata will take all the beating.

Gordon Elliott’s filly landed quite a gamble on her Irish debut, in which she left previous winners Lake Champlain and Tiliver in her wake.

The last-named may have been below his best on that occasion and he re-opposes on better terms, but the winner looked particularly smart, and should take a world of beating.

Le Vagabond looked held when falling behind Tiliver at Ballinrobe but he was impressive at Thurles, and may have improved enough to take the runner-up spot.

The Grade 1 Bar One Racing Drinmore is, arguably, the most exciting race of the day, and No More Heroes, who looked a natural on his chase debut at Punchestown recently, can follow up for Gordon Elliott.

A shade unlucky when third behind Martello Tower in the Albert Bartlett Hurdle at Cheltenham, he is just the type to improve significantly over the larger obstacles and if he has progressed from that Punchestown run, should prove too tough a nut to crack.

There wasn’t a lot between Outlander and Free Expression when they met recently and while there are grounds for thinking the latter was somewhat unlucky on that occasion , Outlander finished with plenty left in the tank, and may be the one to chase No More Heroes home.

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