BALLYMORE NOVICES’ HURDLE WEDNESDAY 1.20
1. Bob Olinger 2. Gaillard Du Mesnil 3. Bravemansgame Bob Olinger ranks highly among the most exciting novice hurdlers and can take all the beating. The six-year-old took the step up to top-level company with aplomb at Naas in January, defeating Blue Lord, who has since run well behind Supreme hopes Appreciate It and Ballyadam. Fellow Grade 1 winners Gaillard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame have sound claims but Bob Olinger is the pick in what promises to be a quality race won by Envoi Allen, Samcro and Faugheen since 2014.