A week on from Dublin’s fourth win in a row in the All Ireland Football Final, veteran chaser Kylecrue will be attempting a similar feat in the main event on the opening day of the Listowel festival.
The John Ryan-trained 11-year-old will be bidding to follow up his wins in the Kerry Group Handicap Chase in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and will have Donagh Meyler on board, with Danny Mullins, who rode Kylecrue to his three wins in the race, partnering Steel Wave for his uncle Willie Mullins.
The champion trainer’s Wicklow Brave could under perform and still win the Kerrymaid Hurdle [2.40] and the nine-year-old, who has won top-level races on the level and over jumps, is expected to go off long odds-on under Paul Townend.
The going at Listowel is yielding on the flat, with the national hunt track good, good to yielding in places.
Today’s races are live on Radio Kerry thanks to Listowel Credit Union.