Steps onto the all weather for the first time for a team that are gunning for a double century of winners for the second year in a row. He made the perfect start to his career and was thrown into the sales races on starts two and three with limited experience. Both his runs this year have been over a mile and both times he’s looked like a non-stayer. He’s back to 5f sprinting and his mark of 88 is nowhere near his upper limit in my opinion.
Makes his debut in his first handicap after running a blinder to finish fifth from the wrong part of the track at Yarmouth in a classified contest. The first four home all raced up the stands side but tonight’s selection was down the middle. He steps up in trip for which he is tailormade on pedigree. Adam Kirby is up to bump and kick him home.
Rated 83 in his pomp and sits now way down on an attractive perch of 67 for Thomond O’Meara. His two runs here have been pretty decent going close without winning, tactics are flexible with him so if there’s no gallop he can kick on as he did when making all at Kempton. We have our go to rider in the “Pocket Rocket” Wayne Lordan up also.
Deserves another win after being one of the most consistent performers on this circuit. She’s not particularly well handicapped but what she does have is an abundance is guts and determination. Three of her five five wins here have been over tonight’s trip and they have all been under Robbie Downey. The key to her is getting some pace to run off so let’s hope they go a good gallop.
Rossa Ryan takes a whopping 10lbs off his back and that can help him gain his third win around Fundalk. More importantly it can give Rossa that all so special first success. Chatterton is fairly weighted off 47 having won off 56 & 55 – with the claim he’s running off 37. I’d even fancy Paddy in a pair of spikes off 37.