Impressive Aintree winner Balder Succes is likely to stick to novice company when he lines up at the Punchestown Festival next week.
Alan King's six-year-old claimed the Grade One Mildmay Novices' Chase on Merseyside earlier this month, after which the Barbury Castle handler confirmed his charge could head to Ireland.
Trainer John Quinn has confirmed Scottish Champion Hurdle heroine Cockney Sparrow will line up at the Punchestown Festival next week.
The five-year-old mastered Court Minstrel and Champion Hurdle runner-up My Tent Or Yours at Ayr earlier this month, having previously finished fifth behind the incredible Quevega at the Cheltenham Festival.
We have selections in three races this evening, with two from Southwell and one over at Taunton. In this edition there is also an important update regarding summer racing and posting times for the next couple of months, so be sure to have a read if you are a regular follower.
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Ireland Matters brings punters the latest views from the track, horses, trainers and jockeys to follow (and some to avoid!), along with some moans, groans and banter from the Irish racing scene across the pond with our own Kevin O’Malley. This week, the Irish Grand National and some horses to back next time out.