GAVIN CROMWELL hopes Espoir D’Allen can hold his unbeaten file intact within the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown.
He was final seen carrying the colors of main proprietor JP McManus to a formidable victory in Grade three firm at Fairyhouse.
Espoir D’Allen should concede weight all spherical on this Grade 2 contest, however will likely be a red-hot favorite so as to add to his tally below Mark Walsh.
Cromwell stated: “He appears in good order order and we have been pleased with him since Fairyhouse.
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1.20 Kempton – REIGNING SUPREME: ‘Gained twice from three begins over hurdles final season and he appears to be like nicely weighted’ (add to your betslip)
1.55 Kempton – ELEGANT ESCAPE: ‘I’ve a sense he is progressing quicker than his rivals and he put in a high quality spherical of leaping final time’ (add to your betslip)
2.10 Wetherby – BAYWING: ‘Loves testing floor and his chase win final February over at this time’s course and distance is sweet kind’ (add to your betslip)
2.30 Kempton – BUVEUR D’AIR: ‘Ought to have little bother rattling off his eighth straight win’ (add to your betslip)
three.05 Kempton – THISTLECRACK: ‘If he’s again to the type of 12 months in the past he would be the one to beat’ (add to your betslip)
“Mitchouka is second-favourite and we have crushed him. He is getting just a few kilos of his this time, however hopefully our horse will likely be ok to proceed his successful methods.
“I do not suppose the bottom will matter to him both manner.”
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