Despite plenty of domestic action, Friday’s two selections come from the evening card over at Cork where it is hoped that Divine Rhapsody (6:30) finally makes his debut over obstacles in the 3m maiden hurdle.
The smart bumper performer has been pulled out a couple of times recently, when selected in this column, and he should have too much for this lot if the ground is deemed suitable.
Mossey Joe (7:35) was a winner for the column 10 days ago, when making a successful chasing debut and the eight-year-old is taken to make it two from two in the Dromahane Chase.
A very smart novice hurdler last term, the chestnut took a couple of chances last week but generally jumped soundly and he has a serious engine. Despite taking on more experienced rivals here, it will be disappointing if he can’t follow up and he was trading at Evs overnight.