A few weeks ago we told you about a young Irish jockey to look out for – Mark Crehan well unfortunately his careers been hit a little with a fall from a horse that was too fresh and took a false step. He had had a 50/1 winner just before for the same trainer. Well after a short spell out with injury and a few rides to gain strength he is today riding for the same trainer – Matt Salamon.
Today Mark partners again with a 7 yo called BIRIKYNO a fairly fragile sort that hints at ability at home. He’s only lightly raced and has so far only run once over this trip and that was after a break. Our ratings give the horse a positive. There was a lot to like about that performance even though he got beat 9l he missed the break and made progress around 5 f out. He should be fitter today and with Mark on board I can see a bold bid. Did I mention the price oh yeah 50/1! At those odds the horse could be backed each way.
Typicality in these apprenticeship races they go too hard at the start and then the pace collapses and that might just suit this horse. I just think that even if it’s not today this horse is definitely a horse that owner Mrs D J Hughes is plotting a win with the same owner of Molly Jones that Mark won on at 50/1. Not forgetting she only bought this horse 2 runs ago there must be enough ability to part with the cash when the horse hasn’t shown much on the track – although he hasn’t really had a lot of chances.
Nottingham 5-05 Handicap (Class 6) 10f 1 point each way BIRIKYNO 50/1 bet 365, paddy power and bet victor. One for the note book!