Timeless CHARM (best price 10-3) has built up a wonderful affinity with today’s C&D along with her also seemingly in her part under testing requirements, everything seems set fair for yet another huge effort from Dean Ivory’s in-form filly.
A game champion of an aggressive handicap when busting her snowball in the thirteenth effort, the girl of Rip Van Winkle didn’t have to wait too long to add to her tally as she ran an even more convincing scorer in her return trip each time out. Sinking into the lead three off the back of strong fractions, the three-year-old kept her foot on the pedal all the way to the point to score by a long-looking seven lengths and it came as no surprise to find she had posted the fastest pace figure onto the seven-race card along with that including subsequent Group race protagonist, Miss O Connor. Despite being slapped round the wrists by the assessor, the figures suggest she’s capable of more and she’s fancied to maintain her unbeaten course record intact.
SAIKUNG (NAP) (best cost 2-1) ran out an impressive winner at Nottingham despite a tardy beginning and she looks one to continue negative based on that performance.
Usually slow into her stride,” Charlie Hills’ filly was once again true to her word from the first paces at the Midland place, however importantly she settled nicely and was noted travelling nicely turning at home. Picking up readily as the strong speed dropped within the last two furlongs, the girl of Acclamation swept by her field using a sharp turn of foot in a brief space of time and she ended up dropping away with lots left in the tank. Definitely a filly right to the money at the moment, the catch rain during the morning will perform her odds no harm, and with the outstanding Sebastian Woods from the plate (who will hopefully drop her out and give her plenty of time to locate her stride), she ought to have all bases covered.
THE PECKHAMPOUNCER (best price 7-2) is a very likeable type and after his breakthrough victory at Tipperary the other day, he is strongly fancied to continue his progression over a track that witnessed him run a big race on introduction.
Not really good enough for the likes of Sunday Sovereign and also Arizona here back in the hot maiden back in early May, David Broad’s colt, nevertheless, did shape miles better than his 50-1 chances indicated and his subsequent performances have shown that run to be no fluke. Determined by his next few starts, the son of Cappella Sansevero sent up at the Limerick Junction venue with high hopes of eventually getting off the mark and despite hurrying within a sharp five-furlongs and trying tender floor for the first time, he came during the exam with flying colors. Very strong at the company end of that well-run affair five days before, this big colt simply reverted the simple underfoot c0onditions and with the forecast suggesting that the Co Kildare monitor is in for a soaking at the build up to the race, he must be in his element more than many.
CONCIERGE (best price 4-1) has a bit to find strictly about the book with Mercenary Rose on their assembly at Goodwood recently, but well drawn back to the all-weather, there’s more than a fair possibility that George Scott’s filly could flip the tables on her old rival.
In a race where the large amounts were leveled, the girl of Society Rock got hung out to dry being made to change down and race the un-favoured centre portion of the track and while Mercenary Rose was among several to benefit ploughing a furrow up the nearside rail, she arrived home strongly away from where the major action happened. On this evidence, the blinkers she wore first time certainly didn’t do any injury and having been unlucky on her only previous trip to the monitor last September (trimmed heels and nearly dropped out two ), the three-year-old filly can hold her own at somewhat shallower waters than her last two starts.
BUZZ KILLINGTON (best price 33-1) is still somewhat of an unknown amount in several respects, but he has at least shown enough skill in three starts to warrant a small interest at a big cost in a race up for grabs. ?? Unsurprisingly outpaced twice over five-furlongs for a horse using a stout pedigree, Noel Meade’s gelding shaped well from a lousy draw at Naas out time within a furlong additional, but even sohe looked as though he would be seen to better effect over farther. As much as a distance here tonight, hopefully that will result in further progress and if he handles the ground, he can certainly outrun his outrageous dawn odds.
BLAIRMAYNE’s (best price 14-1) past two runs are much better than the bare outcomes suggest and he is worth a pop at a big price to bounce back to his very best form over a track that’s served him well before. A creditable moment of people who hurried up the stands’ side fence in the Scurry Premier Handicap here two starts ago (3lb from handicap), Natalie Lupini’s gelding have no rush at all at Leopardstown when moving well in behind the speed on his most recent outing. Working on the grounds he could have gone into winning night and the other unlucky horse in the race Master Matt (won next time) is gearing up in 6-1, the son of Zebedee looks overpriced at his own morning odds.