Ran a cracker over course and distance behind all-the-way winner Rahyah two weeks ago, He won over 7f at Gowran Park last year and is building a pretty solid profile and looks to of fallen on a race with no guaranteed front runner. He might just get an easy run round on the front for the top trainer & jockey combo of Reddot Roman & Shane Foley.
Put in a massive performance on his return at Kempton when the leaders went so quick up front it took a huge effort for him to hold on for second place. The winner came from last that day in a race run at a furious gallop. He’s been kept as a four-year-old for a reason and it will be no surprise if his 83 rating underestimate his ability massively.
All eyes – and the money – will be on Goldream who drops to Listed class here but his record on the dirt is not great. Just one win in 5 attempts came in a maiden at Wolverhampton in 2012. The selection though is two wins from three starts on this surface and has always promised big things as a sprinter.
Eddie Lynam is a great trainer of sprinters and the return to 5f looks perfect after he ran with the choke out last time over 6f.
Not many yards are in better form than Jamie Osborne’s right now and he managed to get this 120,000 gns purchase rated 45 when she won the first of two races earlier this year. A return to 7f looks perfect as she just gets out-paced early over 6f. She’s drawn on the paint for a perfect stalking ride and Timmy Murphy will play her late.
His last win on the all-weather came at Chelmsford over a mile earlier this year but he has won over tonight’s 7f trip when favourite at Epsom in July. The long sprint suits him so well and he’s only recently been switched to the Kevin Ryan stable that may be able to squeeze a little more improvement from him as they are in flying form right now.
The champion jock Pat Smullen is booked and let there be no mistake the €15,375 first prize is why they’re at Fundalk.
David Lanigan’s charge showed nothing in his early races but went very close on his handicap debut when unbacked at 14/1. They didn’t miss him at Chelmsford though when a decent third Estrella Eria who’s won again since. Luckily, the assesor has left the selection on 60 and he can get the money back tonight.