Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore: Champ can produce a big run at Limerick

Betfair ambassador Rachael Blackmore
Rachael Blackmore has two decent chances at Limerick on Sunday

Betfair ambassador Rachael Blackmore only has two runners at Limerick on Sunday but the jockey has high hopes for both...


16:05 - Lets Go Champ

I'm looking forward to riding Lets Go Champ in the two-mile-three-and-a-half-furlong handicap chase at Limerick on Sunday.

He ran well on his seasonal debut, his first chase, to finish third behind American Mike and Fact To File in a beginners' chase at Navan in November, and he ran well again for a long way in the beginners' chase that Embassy Gardens won over nearly three miles at Punchestown in December.

He is nine now, but he is very lightly raced for his age. He was a progressive hurdler last spring, he won his maiden hurdle at Tipperary in mid-April and he ran a big race to finish second in a competitive handicap hurdle at the Punchestown Festival nine days later.

He seems to enjoy jumping fences, this trip is a good one for him, and he's in really good order at home. We're hoping for a big run.

16:40 - Baldur's Gate

Baldur's Gate is very consistent. He has finished second in three of his last four runs, and he ran another good race last time in a qualified riders' race at Leopardstown under Alan O'Sullivan. He led from the fourth last fence there and he was only passed on the run-in, after the by-passed final fence.

That was over two miles and five-and-a-half furlongs, but he stays further than that, so the step back up in trip here should suit him. Conditions should suit him too, he goes well on soft and heavy ground, and he ran well in a novice handicap chase at Limerick over Christmas. He has been hitting the crossbar, so hopefully he can get his head in front here.


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