and Mackenzie, 1843; The French Governess; or, The Embroidered Handkerchief, 1843; Richard Dale, 1843; Wyandotte, 1843; Ned Myers, or Life before the Mast, 1843; Afloat and Ashore (Miles Wallingford, Lucy Hardinge), two series, 1844; Proceedings of the Naval Court-Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, etc., 1844; Santanstoe, 1845; The Chainbearer, 1846; Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers,
"The lighting [in the gallery] could have been better," noted Duers
, suggesting hot spots were a problem.
Also a horse who is quite at home on quick ground, Duers
has won at this track before and run well here in defeat.
INSPIRATIONAL duo Jake Duers
and Paul Hennessy face a tough training regime over the next few months.
loves good ground and has a decent record in minor Irish handicaps, but his form in races valued at pounds 20,000 and above reads PF754.
I'll be on Duers
, for Paul Magnier, in the Irish Daily Mirror Handicap Chase, hoping he's fully recovered from his fall in the 'Topham' at Aintree and capable of recapturing last year's form.
2.30 Cheltenhan Sporting (50:30:20:10) 14-17 Daves Dream, 12-15 Little Josh, 11-14 Robinson Collonges, 8-11 Mad Max, Pyscho, Sunnyhillboy, 7-9 Great Endeavour, 4-6 Northern Alliance, Calgary Bay, 3-5 Poquelin, Finger Onthe Pulse, Noble Alan, Matuhi, 1-3 Gonebeyondgrecall, Duers
, Pigeon Island.
WEIGHTS OF IRISH-TRAINED NATIONAL RUNNERS: Notre Pere 11-10; Black Apalachi and Vic Venturi 11-6; Irish Invader an Made In Taipan 11-5; Casey Jones and Siegemaster 11-3; War Of Attrition and One Cool Cookie 11-1; Backstage, Ballyholland and Preists Leap 11-0; Beroni and Snowy Morning 10-13; Deutschland 10-12; Chelsea Harbour and Dooneys Gate 10-11; Follow The Plan, Jayo and Royal County Star 10-10; Conna Castle, Equus Maximus and King Johns Castle 10-9; Arbor Supreme and Cane Brake 10-8; Parsons Pistol 10-7; Silver Birch 10-5; Whinstone Boy, Glenfinn Captain and Oodacheee 10-4; Sizing Australia 10-3; Duers
10-2; Ballytrim and Offshore Account 10-1; Treacle and Kings Advocate 10-0; Anothercoppercoast and Pomme Tiepy.
Half an hour later Enright teams up with Paul Magnier's Duers
in the Martinstown Opportunity Chase.
The wheels came off last season after a promising third behind In Compliance over 2m6f at Thurles, but she's now down to a mark of 120, and didn't shape too badly on her debut for Tom Hogan at Punchestown recently behind Duers
, especially considering 2m4f on good ground was never going to suit her.
has been in good form this season and he won't mind today's dryer conditions and the seven-year-old, who has been a model of consistency, can win the handicap chase.
The fare on offer at Wexford is likewise modest, but Duers
is holding his form well and this proven soft ground performer may be the solution to the handicap hurdle.