Paddy’s horse racing trader Ryan McCue has teamed up with PPTV to offer some more insight into today’s action at Listowel.
Party Season is one of the contenders in this one. He coast a million as a yearling and was relatively unfancied on debut in a heavy-ground maiden at Leopardstown over a mile and a quarter.
It’s interesting that he was due to run at Tipperary last week and was quite strong in the market that day, only to be taken out.
So, connections clearly feel that he’s stepped forward quite a bit from his debut run. This looks a winnable maiden too, given that Noel Meade’s Charlie Bassett may not be able to cope with the drop back in trip, so Party Season is my selection in this race.
Great Bear is the one I’m really interested in here. It’s a really good quality staying handicap and he drops back in trip after trying to make all in Killarney over a mile and three quarters last time.
Back down to a mile and a half here, the fact that he likes to make the running is a real benefit around this track as it’s a tight and front runners generally have a really good record.
Baron Samedi’s in a four timer, he’s going to be well fancied but a mark of 97 demands more from him so, one firmly on the weights, Great Bear, is my selection here. psg
John Murtagh’s horses are in fine form and so too is Colin Keane who is trying to chase down Shane Foley for the Irish Jockey’s Championship. I think Call Me Rocky may well be able to give them another winner in this one.
He’s very unexposed, having only had the four starts in his career. Only one of which was in a handicap where he went on to finish third at Galway.
He ran really well on that occasion on similar ground that he’s going to get today. He should handle the conditions off the back of that run and he looks on an attractive mark for a really in-form team.
Ryan McCue’s tips for Thursday at Listowel
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