Was at Lingfield on Monday & was lucky to chat with Richard Hannon after he had his 1st 2yold winner of 2016, he gave me a few to follow for the Craven meeting next week Sterling Silver & Legendary Lunch rolled straight of his tongue, watch for them next week & also as Royal Ascot possibles
Go Kart, Dundalk, 6.30pm
Paddy Prendergast’s ultra-consistent filly is very tough and loves it Fundalk. She was the only three-year-old in the line-up when beaten half a length by Kasbah. Connections are taking a valuable 7lbs off Your Pal Tal in stall eight. All his wins have come around here and he should take the field along, but I’m hoping the Kart pounces late.
Rich Again, Wolves, 6.50pm
Beat Mairacle Garden here over five furlongs to record his sixth course victory and his mark of 78 is just within reach. He’ll be played late as always. Stall 11 would normally be a massive disadvantage but jockey Ted Durcan will bounce him out and then drop back and hope to get lucky withh the breaks. He’s going to need it here but with some decent speedsters in the contest, he should get the race run to suit him.
Danequest, Dundalk, 7pm
Rodger Sweeney’s charge has only ever tried this 2m trip once but has been competitive over 1m & 1m 4f so this looks like its within his compass. Kevin Manning gets the leg up on the seven-year-old who has been as high as 68 in the handicap but has tumbled down to 47 now. This looks the plan and he’s a fair price.
Ellaal, Wolves, 7.50pm
Paul Mulrennan’s mount has been drawn in the car park but he managed to make all around here when convincingly beating 11 runners back on March 24. He doesn’t look harshly treated with just a 3lb rise and surprisingly most of his opposition are hold-up horses with only Kicking the Can likely to spoli the pace.
Provided Ellall he doesn’t get into an early battle with Kicking the Can early he should have it his own way up front.
Bridle Path, Dundalk, 9pm
The Jim Bolger filly lost her maiden tag here two runs back and then ran an absolute blinder behind the very well handicapped Coreczka, who has won very easily again since. Bridle Path is a lightly-raced improver and stepping up to the extended 1m 2f can see her get the better of market rival, Sea of Blue.
Lucy the Painter, Wolves, 9.20pm
She fairly bolted up on her first try for new trainer Ed Giles, who had a shock 50/1 winner at Nottingham the other day, and only carries a 6lb penalty for that four-and-a-half length win at Kempton over 7f. The third that day was a further five lengths back in the ruck. The trip and track should be no problem. And looks a bullet to fire in the lucky last.