At Tipperary on Thursday, Ice Canyon will take his chance in the five furlong maiden. I am going to put the blinkers on him and he has some decent form to his name.
Allography will take his chance at Bellewstown on Friday in what looks a very competitive seven furlong handicap. He holds an engagement in the sales at Newmarket next week.
We have a few entered for Naas on Saturday and Port Lions is a possible runner in the two year old winners race.
I was very pleased with him at Gowran and you’d like to think that he will win his maiden, but we’ll see how he is this week and decide if he’ll go there – on paper, it looks a very good contest.
We also have Claregate Street in the mile and quarter handicap and I’d say she’ll go there. She won well the last day and has been in good form since. Dayereh could go the fillies maiden on Saturday and she has improved for her debut run and is a likely starter.
Yulong Warrior has entries at Naas on Saturday and Roscommon on Monday. He will be having his first start for his new owner, Satish Seemar, who will eventually take him to Dubai to race over there.
Golden Pearl ran well from a poor draw at The Curragh at the weekend. She is due a change of luck and she’ll take her chance in the six furlong handicap at Naas.
We ran a few at the weekend and Bowden was still green and raw, but he came home well to finish third in the maiden on Friday. I was very pleased with him and he will come again for that outing.
Betty Loch, Katiymann and Castle Guest all ran with credit in their respective races and we’ll drop Betty Loch back into maiden company for her next start.
A lot has been said and written about The Curragh over the last few weeks. The weekend seemed to go well for them – the weather on Derby Day could have been kinder, but I thought the racing was tremendous.
It is not ideal to continue to race there, but they are doing their best. The decision to race on was made a long time ago and the track and the racing surface is fantastic and I think we should all move on.