Bentham could take stopping if the rain stays clear, and Gallowglass clearly has a touch of class, but a lengthy absence dampens enthusiasm over the latter somewhat. SAY IT AIN’T SO cost €125,000 as a 3yo and with the stable in typically good nick at present, it will be no surprise if he is good enough to score on debut. Filon D’oudairies is another to note, whilst the potential spanner in the works could be Newlands.
Despite looking a tiny bit soft in the heat of battle on one or two occasions, PASLEY (nap) is well worth another shot here, especially with race-fitness on his side. In the frame all four starts so far over hurdles, he is presented with another golden looking opportunity to set the record straight. Oak Park can be expected to test his mettle and looks the biggest danger, whilst Rebel Gold and Jon Ess should also be in the shake up.
Plenty of these are facing a tough task at the weights and the finish should be fought out between Poseidon, Battle Of Wills and NEVER DO NOTHING with slight preference for the last-named on account of his recent ‘sharpener’ at the Curragh when he ran very respectably off a Flat mark of 91.
FLYING RISK looks a good thing here providing she runs to somewhere near her best, with little enough to beat, unless Vintage Queen is really smart
Open fare. Hello Pilgrim warrants respect on her consistency, yet EIMEAR might have her measure kicking off here for Matthew Smith. Also of note are Twilight Girl, unexposed, and Ballybrowney Walk.
NEGRONI could be the one on paper but this is no cakewalk on paper, with Anna Van Go and Annie G high on the list in a race almost full of newcomers.
Lots of guesswork needed. Of the duo with form, Biscayne Boulevard is most interesting with Patrick Mullins on board but he has to improve plenty on his debut effort. It is best to concentrate on those yards with good records for debut winners and for that reason ELUSIVE SPECIMEN, Big Jim Dwyer, Jawbox and Kamikaze Kid make the short-list with slight preference for the first-named.
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