All the horses ran well at Dundalk on Friday and Adaliya sells at the Goffs February Sales on Thursday after her success in the mile handicap.
That was her first run in a handicap and she is a fine, scopey filly that has won her last two starts. A mile is a good trip for her and she handles that surface well and she should appreciate better ground on the grass. She should give her new connections plenty of fun and hopefully she will sell well.
Shadagann, Rummaging and Cockalorum were all placed in their respective races and Cockalorum ran into a nice horse of Joseph’s when second on his debut in the maiden. He has come out of that race in very good form and you’d like to think that he can build on that and win his maiden.
Storm Ryker ran well in the good seven furlong handicap and he’ll go back to Dundalk for a similar race next Friday and after that he’ll continue his career in Singapore.
I was a guest of Mark Phelan’s, whose company BHP Insurance, sponsored the Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday and we had a super day and as a spectacle I thought the Dublin Racing Festival was fantastic.
It can only get better – it doesn’t have to, but I can see it becoming a real centre piece for some great clashes for all the winter ground horses in the years to come and that is what people want to see.
Karakour, who won his only start (a maiden) at Dundalk last month, also goes to the sales at Goffs today. He is an unexposed horse that will provide his new connections with plenty of fun and he has a great attitude. Hopefully he will sell well too.