La Coronel did the job in the QE II – wire to wire as they say over there. 6/1 – finally a winner again!
On the menu today, Naas! For the first time since moving to the county Kildare town I have the chance to go racing as a local! Really looking forward to it. Always enjoyed coming here in the past, but of course it’s even sweeter if you just have to walk to this beautiful track, instead of slogging through Dublin’s traffic.
Selections for Naas, 15th October 2017:
1.20: Lost Treasure @ 9/2 Bet365
Superbly bred as expected bred from this yard and might have advantage over most here as an early January foal.
1.50: Cheering @ 9/1 Ladbrokes
From family of derby winner Pour Moi, so trip is short enough. However could easily be good enough on debut in an open field.
2.25: Zeb City @ 12/1 Bet365
Bottom weight who looked progressive in maidens. Now handicapping off fair mark with top jockey in the saddle could see him go close.
3.00: Cocohulababy @ 14/1 Bet365
Excellent run on second start in hot Leopardstown maiden when turning widest but finishing well. Put experience to good use at Dundalk last time and won well. More to come.
3.35: Pocketfullofdreams @ 16/1 Ladbrokes
Well exposed and does not strike as a likely winner. However if the better fancied horses fail to strike, he could be there to pick up the pieces given ground and trip should be fine and he has some fine form in the book from earlier the season, which gives him a chance.
4.10: Remembered Joy @ 22/1 Skybet
Still a maiden after five career starts, however goes handicapping for the first time now and that might make a difference. A lowly opening mark gives her a chance over trip and ground possibly to suit. It is a poor race that does not take allot to win.
4.45: Giorni Felice @ 13/2 Bet365
Nicely off the mark at Roscommon, overcoming all sorts of trouble. He may have looked impressive because he beat poor opposition and therefore an opening mark off 80 is stiff. However there is not allot in the race to fear here and conditions should suit.
5.20: Jet Streaming @ 8/1 Bet365
Superb win at Galway when overcoming near impossible circumstances. Cried out for a trip and not disgraced when five lengths beaten in a big Curragh Handicap subsequently and when fifth in a Group 3 at Newmarket when last seen. This is easier – she remains with potential.