This Weekends Racing – Reviewed by The Sportsman Racing

At Newcastle the key race is the Eider Chase at 3.25 and with drying conditions it should be a better viewing race than last term’s stamina sapping affair where only three horses completed. Prior to that an exciting young novice runs in the 1.50 in the shape of Tap Night from the Lucinda Russell yard. In five jumps outings his form reads 2,2,3,1,1. Tap Night doesn’t lack speed having won twice on the flat in the USA and looks sure to run well again come Saturday. Over the course of the weekend the Cheltenham festival Triumph Hurdle market will be shaken up with leading contenders Sadler’s Risk, Grumeti and Dildar all holding entries. On Sunday at Fairyhouse, current Triumph Hurdle favourite Minsk jumps his first hurdle in public. An admirable horse on the flat last season all reports have suggested Minsk is stag like over the obstacles. Should Minsk win as expected at Fairyhouse it may pay not to get caught up in any hyperbole as come the festival Minsk would prefer cut in the ground and that is an unlikely scenario at Prestbury Park.]]>