Peoples Nap Choices –
Limerick – Soft to Heavy
2.20 – Mares’ Novice Hurdle – Grade 3 Class 1 – 2m 6f
The Green Lady – Won by 8 lengths from Freeway Space at Punchestown. Followed that with a good 2nd last time out at Fairyhouse, 4 & 1/2 lengths to Peace N’ Milan in a Class 1, Peace has since won again – 9/4
Ffos Las – Soft
4.10 – Handicap Hurdle – Class 4 – 2m 5f 192y
Steel Native – Beaten a short head here over C/D by Ben Arthur & was running a cracking race again over C/D last time out, when leading before falling at the last with the race at his mercy. Back up in class – 10/3
Navan – Soft to Heavy
4.20 – Handicap Chase Final – 3m
Mick The Jiver – Since winning a 2m 6f chase at Thurles in December, Mick has been in fine form, placing in 2 runs before a cracking 11 length win last time out at Nass on heavy going over 3m & has been raised 8 in the official rating for that – 5/1
PN Result(Saturday) – American – 11/4 – Won very well & is 1 to watch next season- SP 2/1
Rich Saturday Selection Result- Divine Spear – Tipped EW 2nd 9/1
. Apasionado – 2nd and is a loss
. City Supreme – 4th and is a loss
. Prouts Pub – Non Runner
Poor day from me with only a 2nd and a non runner to shout about and that’s not good enough to be honest.
Carlisle being scratched due to waterlogged track means no selections from me on Sunday.
No Sunday Selection from Rich….. But I have the Best of the Rest…..
Carlise – Soft to Heavy
3.55 – Veteran’s Chase – Class 2 – 3m 110y
Pressurized – 4th on seasonal return on soft going, rain has been forecast & will suit as all wins have been on heavy going(3), although up in trip & dropped from 135 to 131 in the rating’s, is a class winner & should be in the mix at the business end
Ffos Las – 4.45 – Handicap Chase – Class 3 – 2m 7f 177y
Abracadabra – Didn’t really see out 3m 6f last time out, so now dropped back to 2m 7f, a distance he won over at Taunton the race before by 2 & 1/2 lengths, that race has produced 2 next time out winners…..
3.45 – Webster Cup Chase – Grade 2 Class 1 – 2m 4f
A Toi Phil – 5th of 6 last time out in a Grade 1 Class 1 which was won by Disko, having previously won at Punchestown in a 2m 5f handicap. Won in this Grade back in November when beating Jetstream Jack by 7 lengths
5.25 – Pro Am Flat Race – 2m
Minellafordollars – Elliott/Codd partnership in these races have yielded a 40% SR with 18 wins & 9 places from 45 runs. Makes rules debut after PTP win
And Finally…… Limerick –
3.25 – Handicap Hurdle – 2m 5f
Oscars Den – Now with Ted Walsh, was last seen in April 2014 when chasing home Garde la Victoire in a Class 2 hurdle, finishing a 5 length 2nd. Had previously won 2 Class 4 novice hurdle race at Carlisle & Uttoxeter…. Could be one to keep an eye on