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The Mandarin’s Sunday Selections for 17th March 2024

The Mandarin’s Sunday Selections from Wexford & Down Royal

Wexford Beginners Chase 4.17
Klarc Kent (nb)
This looks a good opportunity to get off the mark over fences for this Spanish Moon gelding. With the Closutton yard in fine form and Paul Townend riding the crest of a wave after his Gold Cup win at Cheltenham on Friday, this looks a race for the taking. Klarc Kent ran well enough at Punchestown last time out behind the smart Senior Chief (given here) to go 2 places better and shed the maiden tag over fences. Easy to back

Racing Again Friday 5th April Handicap Chase 4.52
Full Noise
Returned to hurdles at Navan last month, Full Noise ran a confidence boosting second, acting on the heavy ground. After that, there’s every chance that going back over fences can bring out more improvement now housed with Katy Brown. Danny Gilligan’s 5lb claim is a useful offset and the change of scenery could be just the ticket. Thereabouts

Down Royal

Bluegrass Stamm 30 Chase 3.27
Classic Getaway (nap)
Things didn’t really work out when he was pulled up in a Graded Handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival, early errors putting paid to his chances. That was a pretty hot race, so these are far calmer waters, and Danny Mullins returns to the saddle to get Classic Getaway back on track. His second to Jungle Boogie’s win in the Grade 3 Savills New Year’s Day Chase is solid form, and he was only headed late on to be denied the win. The pick of the Closutton horses for this average contest

Follow On Instagram At bluegrasshorsefeed Rated Novice Chase 4.02
Bleu D’enfer
It may pay to side with Bleu D’enfer for this Rated Novice Chase. With a couple of placed efforts at Down Royal over timber and fences, he won a Class 4 Hurdle at Perth last month to sharpen him up for this. Totally unexposed over fences and Daryl Jacob in charge of the steering, so every chance

Bluegrass Horse Feeds Mares Flat Race 5.10
Half Past Tipsy
Gavin Cromwell can land the closer with half Past Tipsy, who cost a pretty penny out of Points. There’s not much else in this race to stop her winning, bar possibly Gordon Elliott’s Disco Dancer, though she needs to step up after a down the field finish when thrown in to a Listed Bumper at Navan in November. This is Half Past Tipsy’s debut under rules, but she could have plenty of potential. Chance taken

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