Given his run style and being drawn on the inside in box 1 is a perfect combination for him to be played very late, as he drops back down to the minimum distance. He is undoubtedly well handicapped and makes only his second start for a very shrewd outfit indeed in Adrian McGuinness’s stable and all is in place for a big effort.
Has hardly put a foot wrong, winning two of his last five races, The pace of this contest looks to be drawn out just outside of the selection with Doonard Prince in stall 11 and Lake George in box 14. That hopefully gives us a perfect toe into the contest. Sarah Lynan’s charge is not over-raced on the all-weather and it’s unlikely we have seen the best of him yet.
Has his first try at Fundalk in a very winnable race having produced some fair form for a few different trainers over in England. When you look through the contest quite a few of these are drinking in the last chance saloon. That makes the selection even more attractive as he’s only having his fifth start on the all-weather. He was picked up by connections for just £7,000 and he could prove a smart purchase.
Jim Bolger’s runner has an unimpressive record on the turf, but has the makings of a pretty sharp all-weather performer. He has taken a 7lbs hike in the ratings after a pretty smooth success last time, but that ought not to stop his progression under these conditions. You need no reminding of the trainer jockey combination.
Might just prove the class act in the field, having chased home a rapidly-improving Too Precious over 1m 4f last time, A quick look back at the replay and we see the selection only just starting to motor when the race was over as a content. Love it that the jockey Rachael Blackmore is giving the boys a run for their money over jumps. Let’s see her do it under the lights at Fundalk now!
Finished a length in front of Ancient Sands behind Too Precious in the above mentioned race and a seasoned globe-trotter has dipped his toe into some very deep waters. Has raced in Group 1 company over in Germany and a whole host of Pattern races also.
Not been with this team for too long and has put together a couple of creditable efforts over slightly further than Friday’s 1m 4f test.
He might just surprise over this intermediate distant for a quality dual-purpose handler in DG Hogan.