A shorty to get started, but let’s get it in the back pocket early at Fundalk. Adrian McGuinness’ runner is the class in here by some way. If he needed to run to his rating to win we might be in trouble but he can under-perform by some margin & still win this claimer.
He’s better than these.
He’s flexible as regards trip and has not had many tries on the sand. While he has six lengths to find with dual winner Repare Mon – that rival has taken a 10lb smack off the handicapper for his win here a fortnight ago.
I’m not saying the selection would have won, but I bet if you asked Billy Lee about the run he had last time he would agree it was more than a touch interrupted.
I think he’s a knocking each-way price.
He doesn’t win very often (jus a 2-31 strike rate) but he does have a fair level of ability. He started off for this team with a rating of 83 and is now on 67. He has burnt fingers a few times having gone off a well punted fav.
However, this 7f trip, well drawn in stall eight and Killian Leonard taking off an extra 5lbs, leaves him on an all-time low of 62.
He’s on the end stool in last chance saloon and just has to show up well tonight.
Doesn’t come in here with the highest rating but the Roger Varian stable are in ripping form at the moment with a very high strike rate. She’s the only course & distance winner in the line up and has run well fresh in the past.
The added plus is she is going to love the fast ground & it will be rattling quick. Most of these won’t act on firm ground.
Has been well punted this morning too!
Young, rookie trainer Archie Wilson has his team in good nick at present and this lad is back on the turf on a fair looking handicap mark that is lower than his all weather rating by 7lb.
He’s also one of the few in the line up who has winning form under firm conditions. Attain has improved for stepping up in trip and his trainer looks to have has found a weak race
Looks a match between her and International Law on form but she gets the vote because she’s race fit.
She’s dropping back down in trip to 1m and should really have lost her maiden tag at Chelmsford two starts back when nailed right on the line with the jockey only riding hands & heels.
All she needed was a tap on the tail and she would have scored. Let’s hope the “Mighty Atom” Franny Norton has the shillelagh ready!