Davy poised to get off the mark

Sometimes you despair when it comes to race planners in Ireland.

Take what’s on offer at Tipperary tonight. Here’s a track that has spent hundreds of thousands of euro upgrading its facilities and is immediately asked to play host to a dreadful programme such as this.

Why would anyone want to pay good money to watch the first four contests on the card, all five-furlong sprints? You’d imagine most people will be able to think of a better way of spending a couple of hours.

The hopeful nap vote falls on Eoin Doyle’s Davy From Milan in the three mile Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Maiden Hurdle. He’s never won any sort of heat, including point-to-points, and it is a measure of the choices we have that this is our best offer.

At the same time, however, he shouldn’t be far away, having produced a couple of reasonable efforts behind the Paparrazi Kid at Limerick and Are Ya Right Chief at Thurles.

On the basis of those two runs, he was a trifle disappointing last time when only managing fifth to Foxrock at Naas.

The slow pace for much of the race may not have suited the selection, however, and encouragement is gained from the fact that the second and fifth respectively, Wedding Present and Hunting Party, both scored subsequently.


Lifestyle

Kya deLongchamps is looking forward to another winter coloured by the transformative power of paintYour paint primer for the season ahead

A new RTÉ series takes viewers behind the scenes at Ireland’s finest eateries – including Restaurant Chestnut, a Michelin award-winner within six months of opening. Vickie Maye meets the chef behind it, Rob KrawczykGoing beyond the menu: RTÉ series goes behind the scenes at some of Ireland's finest restaurants

Whether you’re into a ‘no make-up make-up’ look or jet black lipstick, LFW had it all.These are the biggest beauty looks from a vampy London Fashion Week

It will take you out of your beauty comfort zone, but is remarkably easy to pull off.London Fashion Week: This top make-up artist wants you to ditch your cat-eye for a ‘blue fade’

More From The Irish Examiner