Peace N’Milan poised to get off mark over hurdles

A busy day of racing in Ireland, with Tramore starting at 1:45, and Naas getting underway at 4:35 and carrying on until after eight. 
Peace N’Milan poised to get off mark over hurdles

The nap comes in the opener at the Waterford venue, as Peace N’Milan has been found a good opportunity to get off the mark over hurdles, despite having to concede weight to all of her rivals.

Francis Flood’s five-year-old was an easy winner of a bumper on very testing ground in February at Clonmel, and comes here with plenty of hurdling experience.

Last time out she travelled well and appeared to have some decent rivals in trouble until the final climb up the Navan hill seemed to catch her out.

Better ground shouldn’t be a major issue and, while the she like to be ridden prominently, if Miss Benefitz sets out to make all the selection can sit just behind before producing a telling late challenge.

At Naas, Blue Bahia can account for some choicely bred rivals in the fourth race, a five-furlong juvenile fillies’ maiden.

The Dermot Weld-trained runner showed signs of greenness when a fine third behind Hyzenthlay and Oh Grace on her only start to date, last week at Navan.

She didn’t enjoy the clearest of runs and wasn’t given a hard time when it was obvious she wasn’t going to get her nose in front.

However, she showed enough speed to suggest she can be fully effective at the minimum trip, and can use her experience to see off newcomers Roly Poly, How, Velveteen and Ribbons ‘N’ Roses, all of which make plenty of appeal on breeding but may be suited by a longer trip.

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