Jeremy Gask’s runner starts back to work on a good mark of 60, when last out they tried to stretch him out over 7f & he didn’t manage to stay. Ran okay over course and distance before off a mark of 62 early in his career. The yard is in form, the jockey takes off 5lbs so theoretically he’s running of a rating of 55.
Was thrown in on his old form when starting off for this outfit and made no mistake twice for the cracking handler Damian English. He gets in the handicap proper today (ran from 2lbs wrong latest) and a poor draw in stall 10 may not stop him racking up the three-timer.
If you watch his last two wins, he doesn’t seem to do much when he hits the front. You cannot go wide at Fundalk so dropping in and being played extra late might squeeze a bit more improvement out of him.
Adrian McGuinness’s runner returns off a 123-day break and is still looking for that elusive victory after 16 tries! But I’ve not gone mad just yet.
Take a look back at his run here over C&D when rated 60, he was checked early, then rushed up to make ground. It was a nightmare race for him.
He’s now dropped to a mark of 50 with the red-hot Rossa Ryan taking another 7lbs off, he’s a double digit price to at least hit the frame where Paddy is paying 1/5 the odds the first four home. If he doesn’t oblige tonight, he might never win.
Bumped into one of the most progressive performers on the sand this term at Newcastle in Go George Go. But that half-a-length defeat was no disgrace and he’s only been nudged up 1lb for that. It’s no surprise he runs again quickly and his trainer Ian Williams has found a race he should win.
Although Patrick Martin’s runner is 2lbs out of the weights, it’s not a worry to me. The handicapper has dropped her a whopping 6lbs for not running too badly in my eyes anyway and her two runs here were over 6f and 8f but she now tries the longer sprint distance of 7f.
That looks perfect & we have the pocket rocket Wayne Lordan on board. She can turn it around with the likely fav Buddha Boy.
Last chance saloon for him today as he’s dropped miles down the weights and has burnt a few fingers on the way there. His last two runs have been very encouraging with an unlucky seventh over 6f behind Irish import Athassel and another solid effort when third to the same runner last time. He’s well drawn and the opposition are very exposed.