Races in Focus
Kinch finally got his head in front for Johnny Levins last time out and it would be no surprise were he to follow up. Stablemate Tennessee Wildcat ran better than the bare result here a week ago; but preference is for Reverberation who just faded in the final stages at Newcastle last time and can get his head in front back on home soil.
- Reverberation 9/1
- Kinch 14/5
- Tennessee Wildcat 32/5
This drop in trip wouldn’t be guaranteed to suit for likely favourite Tio Esteban and - despite a tricky draw - the eye is drawn to the booking of Colin Keane for Followme Followyou. The former Champion Jockey has a 20% strike rate for trainer Jack Davison and the 4yo kept on well for second last time out. Another ex-Mark Johnston inmate, Mithmaar, can fill the places.
- Followme Followyou 4/1
- Mithmaar 39/10
- Tio Esteban 4/1
Gougane Barra has been knocking on the door but taking into account his tendency to dwell in the stalls and a tough draw, is passed over for leading course trainer Mick Halford. His former stablemate Tonkinesse has been well backed the last two occasions for Joseph O’Brien but continues to disappoint and the yard likely has a better chance with Irradicate, dropping back in trip.
However this may fall into the hands of Colin Keane once again, aboard Muzbid, who gave the impression after winning here in January that this mark might not be insurmountable.
- Muzbid 37/5
- Irradicate 26/5
- Gougane Barra 37/5
Other Noteworthy Runners
Yuften will likely be a warm order in the 14.30 but it would be a real surprise to see him turned over in this field.
Juliet Rose only went down by a head last time and will be a short price to go one better in the 15.00 but don’t count out stablemate Presgrave who was slowly away in the same race and could cause an upset if more streetwise this time.
Misty Sea is very interesting on handicap debut for John Feane in the 16.30 with some decent maiden form at Dundalk to draw upon. A competitive heat to close the card at 17.00 but Briseuse De Coeur ran well over this trip at the beginning of the month and has each-way claims under Billy Lee.
*Prices correct at time of publication