Ask around for a Listowel winner
Steve Hughes looks ahead to the opening day of seven at Listowel
The Harvest Festival in Listowel commences in Kerry today with a jumping card to kick things off. We have to wait some time for the highlight, a 2m4f chase in the penultimate race on the card.
Listowel 4.40: Ask Susan
She has had plenty of racing for a 7yo, but Ask Susan has not been with champion trainer Willie Mullins for too long and must surely land a prize of this type sometime soon.
She has been thereabouts at some of the big fixtures this summer in four runs for her new yard. She was sixth at Fairyhouse, third at Punchestown and in the Mayo National and most recently second at Galway. All have been on goodish going and the drying ground at Listowel will help today.
This represents something of a drop in class for the mare and she had a solid win record for her previous yard including two wins over fences. She has not been penalised much by the handicapper for her consistent efforts going up 2lbs to 125 so this looks an ideal opportunity for connections to claim a decent pot.
2pts win – Ask Susan – 4.40 Listowel – 15/8 general
Next column – Monday 9th September – Day Two Listowel Festival