Bally back on trial

Ballyglasheen could aim to prove last month's Cheltenham victory was no fluke by returning to the track for Saturday's Triumph Hurdle Trial.

The four-year-old claimed his third victory from eight starts over hurdles with a shock 33-1 win in another Triumph trial, but trainer Evan Williams is unsure about the strength of the form.

Ballyglasheen beat Kentucky Hyden by a neck, with Commissioned and Vicenzo Mio third and fourth respectively.

Williams said: "We will definitely have a look at the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial for Ballyglasheen.

"He has been in very good form and has probably improved a bit since his win there last time.

"I was very surprised at Cheltenham and thought it was a very fluky performance, but I thought it was a poor race.

"The second, third and fourth horses are probably over-hyped and we were a little bit more streetwise."