BALLINISKA BAND (Charles Byrnes) This horse – named after an English Greyhound Derby winner – has already been a great moneyspinner for our Irish Racing Service and he certainly rates a very sharp prospect.
CHAMPAGNE PAT (Jonathon Sweeney) Didn’t exactly have the corks popping when last of seven at Dundalk last Tuesday. But rider Seamie Heffernan said he hung all the way and feels he will be a totally different horse when racing at a right handed track.
FINANCIAL CONDUCT (Andy Oliver) Has continued to climb the ratings on the Polytrack at Dundalk and ready to race on turf now. Must not be under-rated and could prove Stakes level at least.
HAVE A NICE DAY (John Feane) We’ve often heard of seven furlongs specialists and this fellow proves the point as he has won ten times, all over that trip. Six furlongs or a mile just doesn’t seem to work. While he has been earning his keep at Dundalk lately, he will be back racing at The Curragh when the ground dries out. He has a decent record at Headquarters – but only at his best trip!
SERGEI PROKOFIEV (Aidan O’Brien) Ran a bit green in the closing stages under hands and heels when just pipped at Dundalk on Wednesday evening. Caravaggio – also by Scat Daddy – won the
same race two years ago and this lad could follow in his hoofprints by going to Royal Ascot.
SUPASUNDAE (Jessica Harrington) Ran a cracker at Aintree on unsuitably soft ground. His trainer stated: “No excuses, we were beaten by a better horse on the day. Will go to Punchestown now for
either the two miles or three miles hurdles. Will stay over hurdles next season.”
TELL ME ANNIE (Declan Queally) Most unlucky at Cork, no mistake at Limerick. Very lightly raced for a nine year old, she is certainly making up for lost time. Somewhat unusually for a race mare she has already had a foal, and heads next for a Mares Listed at Punchestown. A big step up in class for sure and black type may be the aim but she should not be under estimated.
WHERE EAGLES DARE (Noel Meade) A very smooth Limerick bumper winner on Thursday for his in form trainer. Looks a nice prospect and would certainly be interesting in a winners bumper though the son of Mahler clearly has a future over hurdles. Better ground won’t be an issue.
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