Lady Buttons back over hurdles at Doncaster
Phil Kirby is optimistic Lady Buttons can keep her album that is nice when she calls Rose Mares’ Hurdle on Saturday.
The admirable 10-year-old has won to Town Moor, the most recent coming from the Silver Vase Mares’ Chase month on her last four visits.
Lady Buttons gave one of her performances to nail Happy Diva at a thrilling finish and also her trainer feels she’s up for another battle.
“She seems in good shape and she can do it again,” said that the North Yorkshire handler.
“Sean Quinlan slides her for the very first time, but I don’t see being a problem. He schooled her on Thursday and that she appeared great.
“She’s to give a little weight away and you don’t understand how great Nicky Henderson’s horse (Floressa) may be. I think she’s got to measure up to get around Lady Buttons’ degree, however she might be able to.
“We’re happy with our mare and she’s got a favourite’s chance, I presume.”
James Bowen takes the bracket on Floressa, that has won two of her three starts.
“It was fast a turn from her first run for her next run at Newbury where she got beat,” he said.
“She is obviously stepping out of newcomer business and also has a little to establish, but she couldn’t have done more than that which she has.
“She seemed smart and has clearly got a great deal of toe. She’s 100 per cent. It is whether she’s able to take this step.
“She has shown that she has a place to be present.”
Irish Roe will attempt to get it third time lucky in this race after having put the last two years, whereas Harry Fry’s set of Dalila Du Seuil along with Literate Ci plus Timetochill compose the six runners.
Bowen is enthusiastic at the possibility of riding Mister Fisher to the Henderson staff in the Lightning Novices’ Chase.
After finishing second on his debut on the hurdles at Warwick the six-year-old got off the mark over fences in Cheltenham last month.
“I’m looking forward to it and he revealed in his first two starts that he can jump a weapon nicely,” he said.
“it is a drop back to two kilometers on Saturday and although ultimately his greater excursion will be over farther, he ought to be able to cope with this.
“I worked him on Tuesday morning and he went really nicely. So that he did what he anticipated to do 18, he is genuinely a work horse.
“Once I snapped a few times a year I always thought he would get a lot farther than two miles because he’s got plenty of stamina, but he reveals a lot of speed in your home.
“He is pretty wise.”
Nigel Twiston-Davies believes Al Dancer has a great deal going for him, having run within this level on his last two outings.
“I think he goes there with a fantastic opportunity,” stated that the Naunton handler.
“He is in good shape and I don’t believe the ground will be a problem for him.”
Jamie Snowden is expecting Thomas Macdonagh can rise to the battle at the Albert Bartlett River Don Novices’ Hurdle.
Even the seven-year-old has won his last 3 starts in fashion that was great, albeit in company, and he steps up in trip as well as grade.
“He won his first own rookie hurdle then he was awarded a fairly type mark of 117, which he won off in a conditional jockeys’ race, therefore that he escaped a penalty then he won very readily at Ffos Las,” said Snowden.
“He deserves to go up in class and I believe the step around three miles will suit him, as he is by Black Sam Bellamy and stamina is his strong point.
“In the rear of the we’ll be able to see if he is an Albert Bartlett horse. He will be a cracking novice chaser next year.”
He added:”Away 137 that he will likely get an entry in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham also and Page Fuller who rides him Saturday will be able to ride him .
“He wouldn’t want to have the ground to dry too much, but I can’t see that occurring.”
Thomas McDonagh requires on Ramses De Teillee Champagne Well, Boss Man Fred and Eva’s Oskar in a event that is trappy.