We start at the Curragh with a 7f handicap and Secret Sea would be a topical winner for legendary trainer John Oxx who will retire at the end of the season.
He travelled sweetly into the race at Navan last week before fading to finish fourth behind the well supported Na Caith Tobac over 1m 2f.
The drop back in trip could prove ideal for him and the in-form Colin Keane who is chasing consecutive Irish Flat Jockeys’ titles take the ride.
I’d rate him as my best bet of the three.
We switched codes soon after to the National Hunt game and a 2m 5f Handicap Hurdle at Tramore.
The Great White looks a contender for trainer Dermot McLaughlin who faced n impossible task last time when fourth to the heavily-punted Dreal Deal at Navan, who has subsequently followed up twice on the Flat since.
The Great White showed enough off a mark of 97 that a race like this is well within his compass and once Tramore’s tight track doesn’t inconvenience him too much, he can go well on what is only his second handicap start.
A 2m 5f beginners chase at Tramore is our final pick of the day where the Gordon Elliott-trained Axiomatic has a bit to find on hurdles form with Liz Doyle’s Bois De Clamar.
However, the switch to fences may help to bridge that gap as he won a point-to-point as a four-year-old. Tackling the larger obstacles on the track for the first time might bring out the improvement required to win this contest.
It’s Axiomatic for me.
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