The sun hasn’t set on the Cheltenham Festival yet but the two-year-olds will start to appear on the the Turf on Sunday as the Curragh comes under orders with the Irish Lincolnshire the featue race on the card in Co Kildare.
Kevin Prendergast’s Mohaayed finished sixth to Gleneagles in the Irish 2,000 Guineas last year beaten just under five lengths and is still lightly-raced. He’s near top weight but could still be improving at a double-digit price.
Cheltenham will be a distant memory as we welcome back the real speedsters!
But before that, let’s find a few at Fundalk & Wolver….
Happy Jack, 1m 4f, Wolverhampton, 6.10pm
There is no doubt he is a bit of a villain. Zero wins from 18 starts tells you that, however he has ability. He gets the services of Adam Kirby for the very first time tonight and steps back up to the mile and a half.
He’s been unlucky on once or twice maybe his trainer Michael Wigham has just fallen on a very weak race to get him to break his duck.
Tom Dooley, 7f, Dundalk, 6.30pm
Since joining the John Feane outfit he’s not been beaten more than two lengths. He chased home Little Indian at Wolverhampton and Rose Angel at Dundalk, before winning comprehensively over this course and distance last time.
He’s only been raised 4lb and that mightn’t be enough to stop him following up now that connections seem to have found the key to him.
Tribal Path, 7f, Dundalk, 7pm
He has made massive strides since joining this trainer. Won off a lowly mark of 53 and then followed up off 62 before another good run over a mile sees him perched on a mark of 68. That was over 1m and the drop back to 7f will see him them wire-to-wire. He’s very hard to pass when he’s in front.
Powerfulstorm, 7f, Wolverhampton, 8.10pm
Carries a 6lb penalty for a neck success at Chelmsford City a week ago on what was only his second start for the Michael Appleby team. He’s well enough drawn in stall six to apply his front running tactics and Appleby is on the cusp of the £10,000 All Weather Championship bonus. This can be another one for the squad.
Rummaging, 1m 2f, Dundalk, 8.30pm
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but don’t tell Rummaging .
He’s six wins at Fundalk over 6f and 7f. His last run over 1m 2f was a cracking effort considering he reared up at the start and was very slowly away. He stayed on strongly to be beaten only a quarter of a length on his very first try.
He can cash in on a mark that is 15lb below when he was winning at his best.
Malvesi, 1m, Wolverhampton, 8.40pm
His best form to date has been around here at Wolverhampton so I’m going to give him one last chance. He was a beaten favourite at Chelmsford City last time in a very weak contest but this isn’t much stronger. If he drops any more in the handicap they won’t be able to get him into a race. This really is the last chance saloon so he has to deliver.