Lossiemouth Ready to Shine Again
Lossiemouth, the JCB Triumph winner at Cheltenham, is reported to be in top shape as she prepares for her big return to action. After her triumph at Cheltenham, Lossiemouth went on to win the Grade 1 Ballymore Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. Owner Rich Ricci said, "She is A1. We are just taking our time with her."
Marine Nationale Targets Christmas Festival
Marine Nationale, who won the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Festival, is on target for Leopardstown's Christmas Festival. Owner-trainer Barry Connell revealed that the decision to switch to chasing was influenced by the presence of Constitution Hill. He said, "The idea would be Arkle this season and the Champion Chase next season. He's very quick and jumps well."
Gavin Sheehan's Winning Tactics
Gavin Sheehan showcased his skills in Saturday's Cortal Gold Cup, where he rode Datsalrightgino to victory. Sheehan, known for his talent and class, admitted that this win was different as he was able to come from behind. He said, "Jumping the last I thought to myself I'll win this, and coming towards the winning line it was for me a different feeling and a different buzz."
Impaire et Passe vs. Teahupoo: Debunking Assumptions
The Grade 1 Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse left many wondering about the assumptions made regarding Teahupoo's defeat. While it's been said that Teahupoo outstayed Impaire et Passe, it's important to consider other factors. The race distance and fitness levels of the horses play a significant role in the outcome. More evidence is needed before making any conclusions.
Overall, the Stayers' Hurdle is shaping up to be an exciting event, with Lossiemouth and Marine Nationale ready to make their mark. Keep an eye on Gavin Sheehan's tactics, and don't jump to conclusions based on assumptions. The real test will come when these horses race again.