Made a pleasing debut when a two-length second to stablemate Miss Power at Navan and Paddy should know the strength of that form. The four runners with ratings don’t set the bar too high with Sufoof on 73, the top official mark. Miss Power has been handed 78 by the handicapper, so hopefully he’s done the work for us by picking us the winner.
This two-year-old looks another point and shoot from the red-hot William Haggas team after his debut in a tidy York maiden. His price suggested a big effort was on the way and he finished third after being held up out the back of 13 runners. The winner, second and fourth that day all went handy which makes you think he might of been a little unlucky. Can get compensation tonight.
Point & shoot time again for the same team! He outran his odds at York with a solid fourth of 13 behind the odds-on Raheen House. He ran a touch free early on so we can upgrade the run a little. Unlike his stablemate Mojito, he drops back a furlong but that should help him find a nice rhythm, The long haul back from Newcastle will seem shorter with a brace of winners in the horse-box for this Newmarket-based crew.
Won a maiden at the Curragh which looked a big ask on ratings beforehand. Since then she has climbed 22lbs in the ratings with some solid efforts without winning. I think she’s been running over the wrong trip at 10f & 12f and she drops back to a mile and switches to the all-weather for the first time. Aidan O’Brien can squueze the required improvement from her and keep this Listed prize at home.
Alan Brown’s runner has good claims on his recent form and also looks well handicapped – but the deciding factor is the rider. This race is open to young apprentices that have not ridden 50 winners prior to October 25th. Josh Doyle has 41 wins on the board and that gives us an advantage over most in of the others in the field here.
Has had a tough time recently being asked to race over a mile, then switched to sprinting 6f at Laytown and then upped to 1m 4f here at Fundalk! It’s a big ask to win off 72 but he looks to of fallen on the right race and all his five wins are at this track. The likely favourite is Johnny Murtagh’s Lunada who scraped home here the last time but looks like a ‘jolly’ we can take on with a runner at double-figure odds to end the night on a high.