Has plenty of solid form on the all-weather and comes in here following a real good effort over the stiff six furlongs up at Newcastle. Although he is yet to be successful over this distance, to turn seven furlongs should be just within his stamina limit. He’s not particularly well handicapped, he is very consistent and this mark is well within his reach.
Managed to get his head in front last time and the team couldn’t be in any better form with Cam Hardy and Anthony Brittain riding the crest of a wave, he does need a bit of pace to perform to his best but this race looks as if it will be run as a strong gallop. He cost €350,000 originally and is a Shadwell cast off. This team have just found the key to him.
Finds himself slipping back down the handicap and comes from an outfit that certainly know the time of day, any market confidence for him is a big pointer. He knows how to win around here and a look back at some of the times he is capable of achieving, and given a pinch of luck in the run, he will take all the beating.
Went agonisingly close last time from a car park draw in stall number 14, this time however he’s going to have the luxury of jumping from the inside and be close to the paint all the way around. I feel the handicapper is a little harsh in raising him 1lb but on the flip side of the coin, it’s a positive that he caught his eye as well.
Was a massive eyecatcher when he ran last time travelling ominously well and making rapid headway only just to be denied in the closing stages Given confidence is on a high the draw has been very kind and the trainer is in decent order as well, so we have a good few positives on our side.
It’s going to be difficult from where our runner is positioned, drawn wide on the track, however, I’m a great believer that a good jockey can overcome a bad draw. You don’t need me to remind you that I’m a big fan of the man entrusted with steering our final selection of the night at Fundalk. He will stay at least this far so can be ridden very aggressively and the track pace has been holding up well.