The main focus of attention switches to Ireland today, thanks to a meeting of the highest quality at Fairyhouse.
Sunday December 2
Fairyhouse 12.35 WIN
I’m not sure how strong the maiden hurdle was that the selection won last month but, undoubtedly, it yielded one of the best performances seen so far this season by a juvenile. After a successful campaign on the flat, Dessie Hughes’s gelded son of Jeremy attracted significant market-support ahead of his jumping debut and justified it with as convincing a performance as you could wish for. He capped it by winging the last flight and quickening nicely under nudged hands and heels. The run was nothing more than Hughes expected after excellent schooling work, so it will be interesting to see how far up the ladder he can climb. Today will tell us a lot more as he tackles graded company.
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).