CHILDRENS LIST (Willie Mullins) Ran a cracker on his first race since New Year’s Eve when a close second from way off the pace over a trip too short at Limerick. Has plenty of scope and will make a decent – and potentially top class – three mile chaser.
DETAILED (Joseph O’Brien) Rapidly improving filly, showed good battling qualities to land a Listed race at Limerick, and should continue to climb the ratings. Stays longer than the mother in law but not short of toe either.
DROMNEA (Mouse Morris) Ran well in the Munster National but the trip proved a bridge too far. Compensation awaits if stepping down in distance next time.
FAYONAGH (Gordon Elliott) Beat the boys in the Champion Bumpers last season at Cheltenham and Punchestown. May be confined to her own sex this year as the Mares Novice seems the long term target. Made the perfect start over hurdles at Fairyhouse though and the Supreme Novices could be tempting if she continues to progress.
GOBI DESERT (Ger Lyons) Lit up a gloomy Navan last Sunday when flying home to grab the Legacy Stakes. Colin Keane reported him still very green, hating the soft ground and finding the six furlongs plenty sharp enough. Should really take off over a mile on decent ground, and could develop into a 2,000 Guineas horse next year.
HAUNTING VOCALS (Jim Bolger) Front running tactics brought notable improvement as she landed some nice bets in a Gowran Park nursery. Should comfortably get a mile and once Bolger’s handicappers start winning they often run up a sequence.
IMAGING (Dermot Weld) While his trainer won’t remember this season with any particular affection, this Oasis Dream colt gave him something to smile about when trouncing the highly regarded Ballydoyle juvenile Spanish Point at Limerick. He’ll reappear in a 2,000 Guineas Trial early next season and really could be anything.
PALMERS HILL (Jonjo O’Neill) Impressive Tyrella point to point winner, sent to the Cheltenham Sales held at the Festival after racing on the Thursday, snapped up by J P McManus for £310,000. Nice start at Uttoxeter, travelled and jumped well.
ROBIN DES FORET (Willie Mullins) Not the main stable fancy when winning at Limerick, this consistent sort has now shown that he handles sticky ground which opens up all kinds of new options. Stays well, and seems to settle more easily now.
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