He has been around the block and he is now with his fourth trainer, Adrian McGuinness. He’s starting to look very well handicapped and even though he doesn’t win very often, he is well drawn in stall four for a perfect stalking run around over the long sprint distance of 7f.
He can gain his fourth all-weather victory on Friday night at Fundalk.
Has his first run for the new outfit today and it’s a team that do incredibly well when purchasing ready-made runners from other trainers, The fact that Damian English went to £55,000 to pick him up at the sales speaks volumes that he has seen something special in this lad.
He’s top rated in this race and is not to be underestimated.
He’s only having his second start on the level after not really taking to the jumping game. From a pedigree perspective, he is bred to be much better than his official rating suggests and comes here off the back of what was a pretty gutsy win last time.
That was over 1m 4f so the step up in distance to 2m is only going to help, as he was niggled along from some way out when winning then.
Let’s raise a glass in the lucky last for this talented performer. She looks to have been found a decent opportunity and has finally fallen enough in the handicap to regain the winning thread.
Gary Halpin is an excellent booking and he has only ridden this mare on one occasion when a well-punted favourite previously. She’s not getting any younger and won’t get a better opportunity to return to the winners enclosure than tonight.
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