WEE GIANT gets the nap to make a winning debut over jumps in the Tayto Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick this afternoon.
He’s has three runs on the level for Willie Mullins and is clearly no star, but has shown sufficient promise to indicate could have a future at this game.
The selection, a son of Giant’s Causeway, has improved steadily, producing a solid effort on his latest appearance.
At Galway last month, Wee Giant contested a 12 furlongs handicap and looked like delivering early in the straight. But he was run down through the final furlong and beaten three parts of a length into second by Alajan.
Wee Giant does seem to stay really well and what was particularly encouraging about the Galway performance is that the third horse was beaten a further five and a half lengths.
Lets Go Sunshine gets a hopeful nod in the Proctor And Gamble Maiden Hurdle, over a journey just short of three miles.
Indeed, his latest outing was at three miles when runner-up behind Coolavanny Gaffer at Kilbeggan.
Jimmy Lambe’s Auenschutze, a useful enough hurdler, is fancied to make a winning debut over fences in the Kerry Foods EBF Beginners Chase.
The Bumper is a modest affair, but competitive and, perhaps, John Berry’s Whats On The Menu will oblige, having shown what appeared to be improved form at Listowel when third behind Tom Cooper’s heavily-backed favourite, The Shepherd King and Cebuano.
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