Zaidpour: last year's Galmoy winner faces four rivalsPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Mullins hoping Zaidpour can win Galmoy again
WILLIE MULLINS bids to extend his recent stranglehold of the Grade 2 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (2.25), as last year's winner Zaidpour takes on four rivals at Gowran Park this afternoon.
Mullins has won the last two renewals of the 3m race, but admits that conceding 4lb to the hat-trick seeking Bog Warrior will be a tough ask. "Zaidpour is in good form and if he runs to his best he will have a great chance of repeating last year's win," Mullins said. "However, Bog Warrior looks a formidable opponent, getting 4lb off our horse, based on his last two runs."
Since falling over fences at Down Royal last November, Bog Warrior has been revitalised over hurdles, winning twice over 2m4f last month, and the nine-year-old is generally odds-on to bring up the hat-trick.
The Galmoy is part of a cracking card at Gowran, with the feature the Goffs Thyestes Chase (3.25).
There is no jumps racing in Britain with Fakenham and Warwick abandoned, but there is a double dose of all-weather racing from Lingfield and Kempton.
Gowran Park: Heavy
Kempton: Standard to slow