Voleuse De Couers back in action at Limerick
IRISH Cesarewitch winner Voleuse De Couers is set to start her season off in the concluding 1m4f handicap at Limerick this evening (7.40), with connections keen to pick up black-type with the filly.
The four-year-old, trained by Dermot Weld, signed off last season in fine style when routing her rivals by ten lengths at the Curragh in the Cesarewitch, and the ground has come in her favour, with 17mm of overnight rain leaving the going soft, yielding to soft in places (from good).
James Kelly, racing manager to owner Lady O'Reilly, said: "She's a high-class filly and was the highest rated three-year-old staying filly last year. Like most of Dermot Weld's, she is going to need the run, but it will tell us where we are with her. We hope to win black-type races with her later in the season and this race suits her well to start off in, although she will only run if the ground isn't too quick."
A bumper crowd of over 13,000 are expected at the track for the Spin South West Student Race Day, with 12,000 tickets sold to students in advance. In Britain, jumps racing takes centre stage, with three meetings at Fontwell, Ludlow and Wincanton. There is also all-weather action at Kempton.
Fontwell: soft, heavy in places
Limerick: soft, yielding to soft in places