Killarney is a stunning track and is said to be one of the most picturesque on earth. In general you need a nippy type that usually likes to be up near the pace. It’s very rare to see a horse come from the rear to win around here given the sharp nature of the track. I have picked out three horses that should go close at the venue on Thursday. If one of them win it will be a decent day, anything more would be a bonus.
Sporting the familiar colours of Juddmonte, Dermot Weld’s Baseman can continue his upward trajectory and win this contest at Killarney. The well-bred Kingman colt won a Limerick maiden over a mile in June and was well clear of the pack when second to Moddy Poddle at Galway on handicap debut last month. The one to beat.
This wouldn’t be the strongest Listed race and it could well go to a good handicapper like In From The Cold. Michael Mulvany’s gelding disappointed when sent off a well-backed joint-favourite at Galway last month only four days after finishing 4th in the valuable Premier Handicap behind Sirjack Thomas. He has run well at this level in the past and is an each-way player.
Springbank drops down to handicap company after plying his trade in Listed company on each of his last four outings. Only beaten two lengths by Layfayette when 4th in Roscommon’s big race of the year the Lenebane Stakes in June, that’s solid form and he was then third to Master Of Reality at Down Royal last month. MacRedmond takes off a valuable 7lb.
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