CAMLANN (Shark Hanlon) For a novice over fences he jumped superbly at Kilbeggan and this consistent type could be starting an exciting new chapter over the larger obstacles.
ELUSIVE IN PARIS (Ellmarie Holden) Second in Dundalk on Wednesday night he quickly reappeared to take the opener, a claiming race, at Clonmel on Thursday where he was not in love with the sticky ground. Could have been snapped up for “eight grand” but it seems there were no takers. Will have a short break now and is well capable of picking up a few more races at a modest level.
INVASION DAY (Ger Lyons) Slowly away and waited with when a well supported 6/4 jolly at Dundalk on Wednesday, ran green but finished well when second to promising sort Chicas Amigas. Will get his turn pretty shortly.
LAID BACK LUKE (Sheila Lavery) Second to class act Rashann in the Tipperary Cup at Clonmel. A decent long distance flat handicapper on this showing, he might be of interest in the Qualified Riders, the big race on the opening Monday evening session of the Galway Festival.
LUCKY MISTAKE (Adrian Keatley) proved ironically named as his jockey losing his whip a furlong out proved anything but lucky as he was beaten a head. Quick compensation awaits.
ROBIN DES FORET (Willie Mullins) Facile winner of a beginners chase at Ballinrobe. Will face much stiffer opposition in future but clearly a progressive sort from a formidable yard. Might be happier on left handed tracks.
ROXBORO ROAD (Ted Walsh) Not as good as his brother Any Second Now but a likable sort who will win his share of races. No doubt that his future lies over fences, but he should continue to climb the ratings as a hurdler this year.
* Declan’s Irish Racing Service has been on fire lately with Saldier 20/1 (won 10/1), Merie Devie 16/1 (w 14/1); Park Paddocks 8/1 (w 6/1), Val De Ferbet 11/2 (w 7/2); Torcedor 11/4 (w 9/4); Georgie Hyphen 5/2 and Tammy Wynette 6/4
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