A big day for Mouse Morris can get off to a winning start, for all that BARNEY STINSON has never run. He has not shown his limitations yet, unlike most of these, with nothing remotely solid having seen the track. He clearly looks the part on his price tag.
This seems to be between the two ex-Flat horses, with KING’S VOW readily preferred to Hurricane Cliff, for all that it would be no surprise at all if his jumping cost him on debut. If Indiana Jones gets in as a reserve, he could well be favourite and would be the selection. So, bettors are advised to punt in the knowledge that he is not a factor.
MAJESTIC MAID (NAP) sticks out a mile here and is very hard to oppose. Red Vermillion is quite an interesting recruit for Kevin Coleman too.
A fascinating race. Two Fame And Glory-breds could well fight this out, with RAGNAR LODBROK readily preferred to Young Ted, for all that his inexperience is a slight concern. Goodbye Someday is rated 141, but surprisingly makes relatively limited appeal taking on the winter horses.
A deep race and Mouse Morris’ FOXY JACKS could offer a bit of value given his rating entitles him to a small chance at best in this company. Plenty could be fancied, with The Shunter a revelation this term and Captain Cj rated 143.
Perhaps a bit unusual in that there are some intriguing relatively young chasers in this who are open to more progress. DEADHEAT has a touch of class, Tokyo Getaway has a feather weight and Ballymacaw could be well-handicapped. Mick The Jiver is interesting at a price.
Maxine O’Sullivan was majestical on DREAL DEAL on Wednesday, biding her time out the back before picking off her rivals with the minimum of fuss. The pair will be a short order to follow up here. Brilliantly handled by Ronan McNally, he is effectively 23lb well-in here, and his connections deserve the utmost praise for how they have placed this one in recent weeks. Ellipsism, Charlie Siringo and Courting Vickie can fight it out for the minor placings.
Powerful Out produced a really nice gear change when routing the opposition at Tramore and it will be no surprise if she goes in again, but marginal preference is for BROOKLYNN GLORY. A well-backed winner at Listowel on debut, she is held in high regard, and coming from these quarters, that says more than enough. Sit Down Lucy and April’s Moon can also enter into the argument.
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