1.05 Baroneracing.com Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m

Arctic Warrior: Made amends for a fall on his debut for Willie Mullins when winning easily at Sligo a few months ago but lines up with questions to answer after pulling up in a Grade 3 at Tipperary early last month.

Farout: Won twice in the first few months of the season, notably when defeating useful stablemate Tax For Max in a novice event at Galway. However, he was soundly beaten by Off Your Rocco in another novice hurdle at Listowel last time and this looks a much better race.

Mighty Potter: Looked good when winning a Punchestown bumper on his debut last season and enhanced his reputation with a smooth comeback win in a Down Royal maiden hurdle a month ago. This is by far his biggest test but he looks a horse of substantial potential and a bold showing is on the cards.

My Mate Mozzie: Sets the standard on what he has done so far this season, following an easy maiden hurdle win at Punchestown and a commanding Grade 3 victory at Navan a few weeks ago. Enjoys decent ground and has won with plenty to spare on both his recent outings which would suggest that he has lots more to offer.

Three Stripe Life: Showed plenty of ability in a two-race campaign last season which included a fourth in the bumper at Cheltenham. His maiden hurdle success at this track a few weeks ago was pleasing and bodes well for his prospects in good company this term. He looks a likely contender.

Uhtred: Very smart sort in bumpers a couple of seasons ago and returned to action with a two-mile maiden hurdle success at Naas several weeks ago which suggested that a good campaign could be in the offing for him. He warrants respect.

Impervious: Unbeaten and exciting mare. Looked good on her debut at Cork and when following up at Listowel but moved things on to a new level with a five-length victory over the 120-rated Sit Down Lucy in a mares Grade 3 at Down Royal a month ago. Can progress further and hard to know where her limits lie so warrants maximum respect.

Statuaire: Impressed in winning both her starts in the early part of the summer, notably when accounting for some useful types at Wexford in June. Could easily prove to be graded class and certainly has more to offer but will need to raise her game further for this.


Mighty Potter looked a very bright prospect when winning at Down Royal last month. He has plenty to prove now that he steps up to this level and is short on experience but he is given marginal preference over My Mate Mozzie who is the clear pick on form on what he has done so far this season. Three Stripe Life and Impervious are two others that could have a say.