Aiden O’Brien doesn’t bring Mogul here so his 3 runners look beatable on what we’ve seen so far, so I’m hoping Sunchart can be as effective on good ground as he was on heavy in his two runs last season. His action would suggest he should cope fine and he looks to have a very good attitude, so although he will have to step up on his maiden win at Tipperary to win here, I think he can.
14:30 – Celestial Object
This is a wide open renewal of the 1000 Guineas Trial, obviously this year it’s not really a trial for the 1000 Guineas given the proximity to the race itself but the Jessica Harrington trained filly Celestial Object appeals from an e/w point of view. She was fairly consistent in her four starts as a 2 year old but they all came on heavy ground and given her dam was a winner on good to firm, this ground could bring out the best in her so she looks a good each way play in this.
15:30 – David Garrick
This looks a wide open handicap but David Garrick appeals from the Eddie Harty stable. He made his handicap debut at Dundalk at the beginning of the year and stayed on quite nicely from the back of the field, to in the end finish mid division. His mark of 68 doesn’t look beyond him given he showed up well in a maiden here over C&D last summer, so with that experience of a run in a handicap under his belt, he could outrun his odds.
16:30 – Treble Cone
A lot of horses in this were completely out of form when we last saw them including my selection, Treble Cone, but there are reasons to believe he can bounce back to form here. Colin Keane takes over and he had struck up a good partnership with him around this time last year before his form tailed off. He’s back down to a mark of 64, which is the same mark he won a similar race over C&D last season. So with all that said, he could run a big race here.