Fahey on the Offensive on Irish Lincoln day at Naas
With action at the Curragh curtailed in 2017, the Irish turf Flat season gets under way at Naas today, kicking off with a €300,000 card.
Highlights are the Group 3 Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes for fillies and mares and the Tote Irish Lincoln, in which Spring Offensive is one of four runners on the card for Richard Fahey.
Donald McCain sends Federici across to Northern Ireland for the Toals Bookmakers Ulster National at Downpatrick.
Hereford: Soft, good to soft in places.
Wincanton: Good to soft, soft in places (from soft, good to soft in places)
Downpatrick: Good, good to yielding in places (from good to yielding)
Naas: Soft to heavy, soft in places (from Soft to heavy, heavy in places)
Today's key races
Wincanton 2.45 Fortress Home Insurance Handicap Chase.
Downpatrick 3.50 Toals Bookmakers Ulster National.
Naas 4.10 Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes (Group 3).
Naas 4.40 Tote Irish Lincolnshire
2.00 1 Alcanar, 2 Dusky Raider
2.30 6 Like The Sound, 7 Running Squaw
2.15 4 Nicolosio
5.15 2 Kingston Mimosa
Key market moves
Hereford: 2.00 Gris De Pron 5-2 (from 5), 4.30 Red Admirable 5-2 (from 5)
Wincanton: 2.45 Frampton 9-2 (from 7), 4.15 Hows Vienna 11-8 (from 11-4)
Downpatrick: 2.20 Fly Rory Fly 9-4 (from 6), 3.20 Andratx 11-2 (from 25)
Naas: 3.40 Party Tiger 5-1 (from 14)