This 6f contest looks like a good opportunity for Jonathon Wong’s Ailish’s Buttercup to get back to winning ways. A smart break from the gates and her ability to stay further should see her take this by going wire to wire. Her new jockey Juan Hernandez boasts an astounding strike rate of 32 per cent from 265 rides and his strike rate when teaming up with Jonathon Wong is a staggering 48 per cent from 56 rides.
With all of this in mind she looks like the bet of the evening.
This one mile claimer sees Wayne Baker’s Turnaround at the head of the market. After a disappointing effort last time in a better contest, he can get back to winning ways having posted several impressive workouts since that last effort.
He looks the clear pace angle and with the jockey and trainer posting a 29 per cent record when teaming up, I can see them extending that tally tonight and ‘turnaround’ this horse’s fortunes.
This selection may look familiar to some readers, as the ex-Irish trained Cedars Of Lebanon takes her chance in this $6k claimer. The ex-Patrick Prendergast trained Dandy Man filly won the Foran Equine EBF Auction Final in Naas at the end of the 2018 season, prior to being sold to America.
Having looked out of her depth in Group and Stakes races she has plummeted all the way down to a $6k claimer which looks to be her level, having won a similar contest two starts ago.
She looks like she’ll get a solo in front and I can see her going wire to wire at a generous price.