The race for the Irish Flat Jockeys Championship is going right down the wire this year. We’re getting ever closer to the end of the season where the champion will be crowned. Colin Keane and Billy Lee are neck and neck at the moment with 88 winners each. Both have six rides in the same races at the Curragh on Wednesday and will be wrestling for a lead in the title race. We’ve picked out each rider’s best two chances of the afternoon. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Cnodian will be ridden by Billy Lee and has been very consistent in her last five starts. Therefore, the four-year-old filly would fully deserve to return to the winners’ enclosure. The handicapper isn’t making life too easy for her though as she continues to go up in the weights without winning. She keeps turning up despite this though and it’s just a matter of time before she gets her head in front again.
King Arthurs Sword won at Leopardstown for Colin Keane last weekend. Michael O’Callaghan’s gelding carries a 7lb penalty as a consequence of that victory. Having been off the track between May 2021 and June this year, he took a while to get into the swing of things. Bounced back to form when fourth at Dundalk two starts ago before winning last time. Could be more to come from this lightly raced horse.
Colin Keane rides Tronador for Gordon Elliott. The six-year-old has an Aintree Festival handicap hurdle win on his CV. Another last time out winner, he’s up 9lb for a cosy win at Bellewstown. Still lightly raced on the Flat, it would be no surprise if more improvement is on the way.
Billy Lee’s mount Wrist Art bumped into one one at Gowran last time. That second-place finish does however signify a return to form. Provided he doesn’t bump into another extremely well handicapped horse here, he must have a great chance off the same mark of 47. Yet to shed his maiden tag but today could be the day.
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