Brendan Duke’s got a cracking Daily Double for the Curragh on Sunday

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14:30 Breakfast Club

The is a premier handicap over 5 furlongs and BREAKFAST CLUB is a horse I would normally look to avoid.

He takes a big jump in grade and got 10lbs for winning last time out, that’s a fair hike for a sprinter. It’s very hard to get Sceptical and Make A Challenge out of my mind though.

Like them, Breakfast Club is a cheap buy trained by Denis Hogan. He was purchased out of the Richard Hannon yard for £7,500 in August and he didn’t look a bargain either. Granted, he had only had three career starts but he looked moderate.

Hogan only had the horse a few weeks before running him in Cork, where he looked far from moderate that day. He travelled all over the opposition before putting the race to bed with the minimum of fuss.

He defied market weakness that day too, but Sunday’s race is obviously a different kettle of fish. This horse’s cruising speed will carry him a long way though.

It’s not fanciful to envisage lightning striking for the third time.

16:50 Kastasa

Dawn Patrol will be prominent in the betting for the Loughbrown Stakes and he looks a complete rogue so there must be value somewhere else.

KASTASA looks the obvious one, the snag with her is that she produced a very moody effort when beaten at a short price last time out. There is obviously a concern that she has fallen out of love with the game.

Connections reach for a first-time visor here. However, it’s only one run, and she had been relentlessly progressive prior to that effort.

Her win in Gowran, on seasonal bow, has worked out well and if she returns to that form, it’s not hard to see her turning away the tame finishing effort of Dawn Patrol. The rest of the opposition don’t look good enough.

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Brendan Duke’s Daily double summary:

14:30 Breakfast Club
16:50 Kastasa


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