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Peaches And Cream could prove a solid bet in the North Down Hurdle at Downpatrick's family day meeting. (stock photo)
Peaches And Cream could prove a solid bet in the North Down Hurdle at Downpatrick's family day meeting. (stock photo)

By Ron McKnight

Peaches And Cream could prove a solid bet in the North Down Hurdle at Downpatrick's family day meeting.

Trainer Gavin Cromwell has his team in top form and the selection finished runner up in a superior Down Royal contest last time. Top weight Bellgrove and the locally trained Rising supply the dangers.

A limited field of five are due to go to post in the opening one winner hurdle and each of the quintet warrant consideration.

The Henry de Bromhead trained Avenir D'Une Vie is taken to deny likely favourite Hannon with Lethal Steps having disappointed in recent efforts.

Construct, Guttural and Empire Burlesque make most appeal in the maiden hurdle while Draperstown trainer Noel Kelly has an excellent record at his local track and is doubly represented by Wooster and Bintheredonethat - the former running better than his final position when filling fourth at the track last time.

Inishbel, with top jockey Bryan Cooper booked for Colin Bowe's runner, looks another good investment in the mares maiden hurdle if accounting for So Enjoy, a runner up at the track last month.

Gordon Elliott is leading trainer at the course and Monition can add to his tally at the venue having finished third at the track on his penultimate start.

Denis Hogan is another trainer in flying form and Generator City, along with Killinnkeree, also trained by Elliott, are threats to the selection.

King Of Aran is taken to land the handicap hurdle. The Michael Grassick trained runner is a previous course winner but Basil's Boy, a winner at the venue last time, looks the likely favourite while Canadian Steel is a winner twice over fences in recent starts and has claims.

Two newcomers, the Elliott trained Saint Or Sinner, with Jamie Codd aboard, along with Barnet Brook, the mount of Patrick Mullins, appear the principal pair in the finale with the former preferred due to the trainer and rider's record in bumpers at the track.

At Ayr, Dutch Pursuit can continue his progression for Michael Dods in the NSP Productions Event Management Handicap.

DOWNPATRICK: 3.00 Avenir D'Une Vie, 3.30 Construct, 4.00 Inishbel, 4.30 Peaches And Cream, 5.00 Monition, 5.35 King Of Aran, 6.05 Saint Or Sinner.

AYR: 1.35 Walk In Marrakesh, 2.05 Tomily, 2.40 Cliff Bay, 3.10 Forever A Lady, 3.40 DUTCH PURSUIT (NAP), 4.10 Ventura Knight, 4.40 Abushamah, 5.10 Four Kingdoms.

KILLARNEY: 5.50 For Your Eyes, 6.20 Pythion, 6.50 Ciao, 7.20 Dakota Moirette, 7.50 Rock Road, 8.20 Holly Flight, 8.50 Robin De Carlow.

RIPON: 2.20 Precocity, 2.50 Queens Blade, 3.20 Queens Gift, 3.50 Arecibo, 4.20 Alright Sunshine, 4.50 Noble Prospector, 5.20 Seek The Moon.

WINDSOR: 5.30 Tavus, 6.00 Fleeting Prince, 6.30 Caspian Queen, 7.00 Kingston Kurrajong, 7.30 Jumira Bridge, 8.00 Sendeed, 8.30 Showroom.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.40 No Thanks, 6.10 Portugueseprincess, 6.40 Cappananty Con, 7.10 Doctor Wonderful, 7.40 Global Destination, 8.10 Allux Boy, 8.40 Starkers.

DOUBLE: Dutch Pursuit and Jumira Bridge

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