Thursday Selections: Laytown Races


Going to the beach this afternoon! But not for a swim, but for racing! It’s the annual raceday on the Laytown beach, and it’s the first time for me to go. Finally! I though it would never happen. The races are low grade but the scenery is unique + I’ve identified a couple of “good things”.

4.10 Laytown: 50-70 Handicap, 6f

Mr Bounty makes appeal in this field now down to a very workable mark again. He won here at Laytown last year over 6f off a 1lb higher mark and won a decent Navan sprint back in April off his current mark. He should be competitive with the weight and course sure to suit.

Mr Bounty @ 6/1 William Hill – 5pts Win


4.45 Laytown: 47-65 Handicap, 6f

Doonard Prince was a good runner-up here at Laytown in a better race off a 9lb higher mark last year. He won an Apprentice Handicap off 61 earlier this year but has largely been poor since then. Down to a mark of 59, he should go close if the return to the beach helps him to regain some of his form.

Doonard Prince @ 13/2 SkyBet – 5pts Win


6.25 Laytown: 50-80 Handicap, 7f

Veteran Swiss Cross is a versatile horse who can win on a variety of trips and grounds. He has been a bit on and off this season but ran well more often than not. Down a mark off 76 he should be thereabouts in a race that lacks depth.

Swiss Cross @ 9/1 SkyBet – 5pts Win

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