Tonight's action: Grade 1-winning hurdler on the Flat
There are three evening meetings tonight, with Yarmouth kicking things off first at 5.45, which will be available to watch on At The Races. ATR also cover an intriguing mixed card at Killarney which starts at 5.55, whilst the Racing UK cameras will be at Sandown, with the action there kicking off at 6.05. Here we pick one to watch from each meeting.
Another intriguing evening of racing at Killarney and perhaps the most captivating race of them all is the 1m6f maiden.
Having won a Grade 1 over hurdles, Airlie Beach makes her debut on the Flat aged seven and faces well-bred representatives from the likes of Aidan O’Brien, Joseph O’Brien, Dermot Weld and Ger Lyons. It should be a right good old contest.
First Flight produced an excellent run first up for new connections when second at Newmarket last month.
That was nearly two years after his previous run so the obvious question is: will he bounce? He has been given 39 days off and the overnight rain will have helped his chances.
Okool chased home Derby gamble Crystal Ocean in a maiden at Nottingham, won next time and them bombed out at Chester when last seen.
That prompted connections to geld the three-year-old and he drops back from 1m4½f to 1m2f for this. Pedigree and form suggests there is more to come from him this season.