Lucky Flight, pictured, found it all a bit overwhelming at Punchestown in the bumper. Keen early he was given a sensible ride by Luke Murphy, and, given time to get into his stride, he started to travel nicely at half way. In the final three furlongs however the early exertions took their toll and he was eased when beaten. Lucky Flight has lots of ability and he will have learned a lot from today. He will likely have a good summer holiday and will be back over hurdles in the early autumn.
Tomorrow Jaimie will be on her way back from the ferry while the lorry heads to Hexham tomorrow lunchtime for its evening meeting. It will be our first runners of the new British jumps season and we have two nice types heading to the track.
Exit To Where stepped up when second on his UK chase debut last time and if he can build on that he will have a good chance today. He is not yet the finished article but with time he could be a nice staying chaser for his owners.
Dr Hooves has always be highly regarded at the yard and he has just his second hurdle start over the minimum trip for him. He should be suited by the track though and he is another who should have a good future in front of him.