Saturday, 23 May 2015

Fun N Games in the Land of Ire

Satdee Post Part Deux , 
                                      Its been well documented over the years of my distrust and hatred towards most Irish Racing however i they still manage to have some damn nice races at their wonderful if not corrupt tracks and today is there Guineas day so i will give my thoughts on how the day should pan out but beware all betting in Direland should be done with a pinch of salt.
BALLYDOYLE trained at Ballydoyle by the Irish Master Aiden O'Brien and today the charge is ridden by newly retained Ryan Moore should be the the dobermans undercarriage , this is a Full sister to the excellent Misty For Me who won the following....
At 2:
Won Moyglare Stud S. (IRE-G1,7fT), Prix Marcel Boussac (FR-G1,8fT)
2nd Debutante S. (IRE-G2,7fT)

At 3:
Won Irish 1000 Guineas S. (IRE-G1,8fT), Pretty Polly S. (IRE-G1,10fT)
3rd Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (USA-G1,11FT), Matron S. (IRE-G1,8fT)

Foaled April 9, 2008.
2010 Cartier Champion Two-Year-Old Filly in Europe.
2010 highweight two year old filly in France & Ireland....

So you would imagine that this should or could be very very useful indeed and add in she is also a Full sister to the talented yet frustrating Twirl 
1st: 2012 Hurry Harriet S (IRE-L,3yo+,1900m,Gowran Park)
2nd: 2012 Park Express S (IRE-G3,3yo+F&M,1600m,Curragh)
2nd: 2012 Musidora S (GB-G3,3yoF,2100m,York)
3rd: 2013 Blushing K.D. H (FG,1700mT) )

Then you have a clear idea of what to expect from such a grandiose family tree , By Galileo this is a true blue blood and in a market that has attracted £19k with £16k on this one would also assume the shrewdies and the market think likewise so on the balance of everything available im going to hope its a good as its breeding and as strong as the market and make this my nap ( Ballydoyle was a very poor 4th and thankfully i didnt back it in the end and instead Laid Dewdrop the 2nd string as its progeny have never done anything at 2 , but that was a shocker for an opening run from the fav.)

Marble Hill Stakes next and as you may be aware i will follow religiously anything by Zoffany who along with Libourne Lad will be imo this years Nos 1 bloodline and the AoB team have a smart looking prospect here in the shape of WASHINGTON Dc who is improving at a rate of knots but he will have to improve again to get the better of the two Bolger runners who both look equally useful , impressive looking race on paper.

Full Result

1st (2)Round Two (IRE)J S Bolger29-3K J Manning15/8j
Soon chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong
2nd (1)2Washington Dc (IRE)A P O'Brien29-3R L Moore15/8j
Towards rear on outer, headway into 5th on outer 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong
Greenland Stakes neat and is a blast over 6f for these hardy veterans.SOLE POWER ( unplaced ) for me is the winner here , yes agreed it has a woeful record over 6f but a few of those races or attempts are open to discourse and it should be argued that whenever he has tackled 6f he has faced rivals of pure 6f sprint quality and today i dont think he is, he is facing some proven types with some nice looking cv's but nothing that he should fear and the field size is tight enough for him to get cover and lay up sweetly at the back and ready to turn the after burners on come the 1f pole and its my opinion that if he ever to win at 6f then today is the day.

The 4th race on todays card is the big one the Irish 2000 Guineas and it holds a super charged red hot Fav in the shape of Gleneagles ( 1st ) who at 1.40 is one of the shortest favs for this in many a year.
The fav as you may know is not a horse i like very much and won an ordinary Guineas in the UK in a time most decent Hcappers could achieve however such is the paucity of opposition that this animal is just impossible to oppose with only Ivawood the real danger as he was badly drawn lto and suffered in a slowing pack with no cover and much better could be expected today.

Next up is the Lanwades Stud Stakes for Fillies and this will be all about BROOCH and how good she may be ,this is another step up her training ladder but this should be well within her compass and should land this en route to bigger n better things.

In the 1630 BACK ON TOP could be thrown in here racing off just 86 the horse she beat lto by a comfortable length has since franked this form by winning a group 3 event and is now rated 108....which in non literal terms means that any improvement should be good enough for her top win as she theoretically has 10-20lb in hand...theoretically i may add but we will see just how good she is later.

The last race is dogshit so we will leave that to the mugs..good luck and enjoy your racing.


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