Local interest at Listowel meet

Its day five of the Listowel Festival where the first of an eight-race card is off at 2.05.

Co.Tipperary trainer Joe Murphy will run Swamp Fox – who was second in the Galway Hurdle – in this afternoon’s feature race at the Kerry track the Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle.

The Fethard trainer has booked 5lbs claimer Johnny Barry as Swamp Fox will carry top weight and in heavy ground, he feels it will help to take a few pounds off his back.

Murphy says his horse is in great form.