Having only had the five starts to date, Rue D’Antibes is the low mileage improver in the lineup.
Kept on at one pace behind a runaway winner last time proved that there is some improvement left in the locker. The headgear’s on for focus and she’s well drawn towards the inside in stall four. An added bonus is the young claimer taking off a very valuable 5lbs.
It’s always difficult when the trainer is mob-handed in one particular contest, however I look back at Colfer Me’s last run at Fundalk and there is no mistaking an eye-catching performance.
He is top weight for a reason and the pocket rocket Wayne Lordan is reunited with this lad. Don’t be surprised for the money to arrive late.
Stanhope proved another smart purchase by his excellent young handler from the horses-in-training sale at a price of 13,000 guineas.
He held a handy position throughout and was never in any danger throughout the final 100 yards – yes he is taking a climb in the ratings but that should not hinder him in a follow-up performance.
Both Arlecchino’s Rock’s victories at Fundalk have been over the long sprint distance of 7 furlongs, but he does have a 6 furlong victory to his name at the speedy venue of Chelmsford.
He’s on a bargain-basement rating and we have a young lad on top who is starting to gather momentum as a rider – at least over this trip down at this level we know the selection will hit the line hard.
Don’t worry as this old mare retains enough ability to take your hand in this lucky last: Poitin has kept dropping down the ratings and it was only last time that she produced a bit of an eye-catching performance.
Trip, track and jockey are all in our favour. Let’s raise a glass to a massive each-way price for Poitin!