Saturday at Curragh
Speak In Colours is a horse with a giant fan membership within the yard right here. He has been good since becoming a member of us and has a notably good document on the Curragh, profitable 4 of his eight begins there which have all been in stakes firm.
He acquired interfered with within the opening strides of his newest run at Meydan, so I would not like to decide him too harshly on that. Hopefully he’ll return to his greatest right here and run properly, for all that he faces a tricky sufficient ask in giving weight away to all his rivals.
Numerian leads my robust trio
Numerian discovered some enchancment final season and completed the marketing campaign rated 111. He simply wanted the run on his comeback at Naas and we predict he’ll enhance properly from that. Broome shall be very robust to beat, however I’d like to suppose Numerian shall be in a position to end quite a bit nearer to him than he did at Naas.
Pondus received a Listed race at Roscommon final season and was unfortunate not to win a giant one in Australia within the autumn, ending an unfortunate second within the Bendigo Cup and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington. Getting him again to Australia shall be in our minds, however we hope he can pay his method between every now and then. He has a bit to discover at these weights and is predicted to want the run.
Thundering Nights progressed very well final season, enhancing 19lb and profitable a Group 3. The hope is that she can discover a bit extra enchancment this yr and I would not be in any respect stunned if she did. She has a bit to discover at these weights, however will hopefully form properly on her return to motion.
Two for the longer term
Egyptian Rock and Port Philip have each present their share of promise at house. I’d count on each of them to want the expertise, so we’ll simply be hoping to see them have a constructive expertise and present good promise for the longer term.
Quartet might all have massive seasons forward
Dance Jupiter discovered good enchancment final season, profitable at Naas on his last begin. He’s one which we hope shall be in a position to enhance once more this season, although we count on this run to carry him on, as we had been coaching him for the Irish Lincoln, however he had just a little setback that dominated him out of that race.
Fame And Acclaim ran properly within the Irish Lincoln final time and this much less testing floor will go well with him. He is entitled to run properly once more, however he might be weak to one much less uncovered than himself.
Raise You took time to discover his type after becoming a member of us final season, however his final two runs have been good and we’re hopeful that he’ll have a robust marketing campaign this season. He has been gelded since his final run and which may properly be a assist to him. This journey is a minimal for him, nevertheless it seems to be a superb start line for his season.
Never Forgotten is a filly we have all the time appreciated and she or he was spectacular when profitable a maiden at Gowran Park final July. She had a setback after that which ended her season, however we have been eager to get her again on the observe this season as she has the potential to enhance. This seems to be a pleasant start line for her and we hope she has a giant season forward of her.
Sunday at Dundalk
Could defy draw to go shut
Port Lockroy ran very properly over this course and distance on his penultimate begin, however did not get the rub of the inexperienced on his newest begin. The draw hasn’t been type to him on this contest, but when he will get a good run round, he has the flexibility to go shut.
Sunday at Tramore
Hoping to construct on his Cheltenham run
Us And Them ran properly for a good distance within the Grand Annual on the Cheltenham Festival final time and these are calmer waters. He is not too badly handled by the weights and the longer journey needs to be okay for him. It could be arduous to have massive confidence in him given he’s on a shedding run of two-and-a-half years, however I’d be hopeful he’ll run properly.