Harrington warning

Trainer Jessica Harrington has warned punters not to expect a fully tuned-up Jezki in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal today.

Harrington said: “I’ve been happy with his preparation and he seems to have come back a bit stronger this season.

“He has to give weight away and AP is coming over to have a sit on him, which is great.

“He wouldn’t be 110% wound up, but then you wouldn’t expect him to be at this stage of the season.

“We’re looking forward to getting him started.”

Gordon Elliott saddles Flaxen Flare, winner of the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and second behind Missunited in the Galway Hurdle in August.

Elliott said: “Obviously Jezki is running, so it will be a tough ask, but it is good prize-money and we would be delighted if he could finish second or third.


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