Henry de Bromhead Dublin Racing Competition 2023 secure tour

Henry de Bromhead with his star mare Honeysuckle on Wednesday (Pic: Inpho Photography/HRI Racing)
Henry de Bromhead together with his star mare Honeysuckle on Wednesday (Pic: Inpho Images/HRI Racing)

Henry de Bromhead is about to ship a powerful group to this 12 months’s Dublin Racing Competition at Leopardstown, stay on Racing TV on February 4 and 5.

The main Irish handler has saddled 5 winners on the Dublin Racing Competition, all at Grade One stage. Monalee defeated subsequent twin Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photograph in what’s now the Ladbrokes Novice Chase within the inaugural occasion. Pocket book jumped for enjoyable when touchdown the Goffs Irish Arkle Novice Chase two years later, whereas Honeysuckle has registered the remaining successes along with her Irish Champion Hurdle hat-trick.

All eyes will probably be on De Bromhead’s star mare who will bid to emulate Hurricane Fly and Istabraq by profitable her fourth Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle, the characteristic race on day two.

Discussing the two-day fixture at a media occasion hosted by Horse Racing Eire on Wednesday, De Bromhead stated: “Do you keep in mind when it was kind of dragged out from January by way of to February? It’s a superb idea and it’s received established in a short time.

“It’s actually good timing with 5 weeks to Cheltenham and loads of horses have stepped ahead from it to win over there.

“However now we have to have a look at it as a standalone occasion as properly. We’re at all times taking a look at issues as a step to Cheltenham however as a standalone occasion, the prize cash is sensible and it’s an ideal weekend’s racing. It’s usually on with a rugby match or one thing, so there’s at all times a great buzz round. It’s an ideal assembly.

“Lots of people come over from England too and that’s wonderful. It reveals how good the concept was. Folks speak concerning the English-trained horses not coming over, although Paul Nicholls despatched a pair final 12 months, however I wouldn’t be mad eager to journey one this near Cheltenham.”

Honeysuckle is the plain headline act however De Bromhead may have loads of good alternatives over the 2 days of the 2 days, with some promising novices stepping up in Grade, and a few bettering horses within the profitable handicaps too. Under, De Bromhead supplies the within observe on his group heading to Leopardstown.


Race: Grade 1 Ladbrokes Novice Chase.

He may go. He’s in at Naas on Sunday. He’s in all probability extra a three-miler than a two-five horse however he gave the impression to be leaping and travelling very well at Leopardstown at Christmas when Jack (Kennedy) determined to pummel Rachael off him, saving himself. I hadn’t seen that one earlier than! It was a great distance from house, however Rachael was actually proud of him. His run earlier than that at Punchestown was a great run when he made a nasty mistake which was uncharacteristic. Leaping is his forte and he’d have missed the three out the again that had been unnoticed each occasions. So, he did properly to complete so shut. He’s a beautiful horse.


Race: Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle.

Ascending made an encouraging begin to life over hurdles at Leopardstown when final seen

Kevin Ross purchased him on the gross sales off the Flat and I used to be delighted. He’s a very nice horse. We’ve taken the view that we’ll run within the higher races and if he wins one, pleased days, and if he doesn’t, he’s nonetheless a novice for subsequent 12 months. So, we’ll see the place we’re at that stage. It was a great run at Leopardstown. We had been delighted with him. It was his first run, and we hadn’t received him to a education hurdle due to the frost so I assumed he was good. We’re leaping into Grade One stage now, so we’ll see. However everyone seems to be. It’s an thrilling time of the season.


Race: Grade B Liffey Handicap Hurdle.

He was lame after the Galway Hurdle. It was irritating. I assumed I had him bang on for it. I assumed he’d a proper probability. It’s taken him some time to return again however he appears good now. He’s another huge piece of labor to do after which we’ll purpose at that and see how we get on. Undoubtedly, he’s going to pop up in a kind of good handicaps sometime.


Race: Grade 1 Nathaniel Lacy & Companions Solicitors “50k Cheltenham Bonus For Secure Workers” Novice Hurdle.

Watch how Deep Cave scored final trip

I assumed he received actually properly at Leopardstown over Christmas. Davy (Russell) felt he received there too quickly on him at Punchestown, so Rachael was actually affected person on him, and it appeared to essentially go well with him. He’s solely a younger horse, however he’s progressed with each run. He’s solely a five-year-old however he’s a very nice horse and we’re trying ahead to operating.

Truthful play to Nathaniel Lacy for placing up the €50,000 bonus for secure employees if the winner of this race goes on to win at Cheltenham. It’s an ideal incentive and an ideal reward. It’ll be a tough factor to do however it’s sensible.


Race: Grade 1 Ladbrokes Dublin Chase / Grade B Sandyford Handicap Chase.

Espon Du Houx completed third within the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase when final seen

I haven’t determined but. He’s in each, so we’ll see. The handicap might be extra possible, however the different race is a really invaluable race, so we’ll monitor the state of affairs.


Race: Grade B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

Cunning Lady scored in good fashion at Limerick in December

We may run 4 on this. Cunning Lady appeared good profitable her maiden in Limerick on Stephen’s Day. She’s a pleasant mare. We’ll see what mark she will get.


Race: Grade One Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle.

She appears nice now, actually good. I assumed she ran properly at Fairyhouse, in all probability less than her highest stage, however I believe for her first run again she ran very well.

Two and a half (miles) on floor that received very tender ultimately might need simply been a stretch. She was crushed by an actual tender floor specialist in Teahupoo and Klassical Dream is a high-class horse as properly.

She appeared like she had it put to mattress between the second-last and the final, after which they simply got here at her and that was it.

We don’t see something totally different right here. Possibly that can come up on the observe, I don’t know. Everyone seems to be pleased. She seems good.

We’ll see the way it goes however each choices in Cheltenham are open. The Mares’ Hurdle is unquestionably an possibility and the Champion Hurdle is unquestionably an possibility.

I believe we see how the Irish Champion Hurdle goes and we’ll all sit down and going by Peter’s quotes, thrash it out collectively!

I believe a very powerful factor is we maintain all our choices open. I suppose my job is to seek out the race I’ve one of the best probability of profitable.

That might not be what we go together with. In the intervening time, taking a look at Structure Hill and he’s no matter value he’s, 1-3. I’m not saying the Mares’ race could be a straightforward race, however you might need a greater probability of profitable that than you’d a Champion, if all of the gamers flip up.

However now we have to get by way of the Irish Champion Hurdle first and that’s an enormous check for us additionally. We’ve received loads to do in between.


Race: Grade 1 Tattersalls Eire Novice Hurdle.

The Lawlor’s was coming a bit too fast for my liking as he’d had a tough race at Naas however we’re pleased sufficient to have a look at two miles in addition to he travels properly in his races. I believe it’s a pleasant race to run in and we’ll see the place we’re afterwards.


Race: Grade 1 Ladbrokes Novice Chase.

It feels quickly after Punchestown, however we’ll see. He’s in good type however it simply feels quickly to me to be operating him again. It was an ideal run. I do know it was disappointing to be crushed a half-length by Impervious however to drag away like they did from the others was good. He’s bettering with each run which is nice to see. I used to be very upset with him at Gowran (in November). Even earlier than he fell it appeared like he’d levelled out. He appeared to get pleasure from it the opposite day, winging fences. He’s grown up now. He’s positively going the suitable method.


Race: Grade A Bulmers Handicap Chase.

Maskada received again to profitable methods at Limerick over Christmas

Insurgent Gold has boosted the type of her final win. She’s a beautiful mare. It’s nice for the Marigas, they’re nice supporters of ours. She is going to greater than possible run in that. She’s 141 now, she’s shifting up into the black-type races and she or he’ll get an entry within the Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham. She is sweet.


Race: Grade B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

Popova ran properly the opposite day when second at Thurles (watch above). She could be entitled to take her probability.


Race: Grade B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

Rioga Selection met bother in operating when fourth at Down Royal

Rioga Selection ran very well up within the north and was a bit unfortunate in operating. She may have completed third so this seems a pleasant race for her.


Race: Grade B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

Nonetheless Ciel ran into Joseph’s (Bella Scintilla, educated by Joseph O’Brien) when simply crushed in Killarney final October (watch above). They had been greater than 40 lengths clear and it’s onerous to be 40 lengths clear in any race in Eire. She received just a few weeks later in Thurles and she or he’s not a nasty mare both.

Get pleasure from a free one month trial of Racing TV – the one channel exhibiting each race stay from the Cheltenham Competition! Watch each race stay from all of the conferences that matter throughout Britain and Eire together with the Dublin Racing Competition. Click on above to begin yours now.

Leave a Comment