Killarney is proving quite the money-spinning track for the Terence O’Brien-trained Lakemilan and, on the opening day of the five-day July festival at the Kerry venue, she picked up her second €50,000 handicap at the course when taking the featured Boylesports Handicap Chase.
Last time out, Jack Slade served notice his turn was not far away, and the first division of the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle on this evening’s eight-race programme at Bellewstown could hardly offer a better opportunity for Noel Meade’s gelding.
Archie Meade looks the best bet on another tricky card at Listowel. The ten-year-old is a long-standing maiden over fences, but still qualifies for a beginners’ chase and can make the most of his experience to get off the mark in what looks a winnable contest.
In My Pocket can take the closing race for the in-form stable of John Oxx. The three-year-old colt made his debut at Navan back in April, and stayed on well to beat Cenotaph by more than two lengths. He wasn’t seen again until last month at Cork, where he reappeared to contest a listed race.
The median auction maiden which opens this afternoon’s card at Bellewstown looks a real cracker, with a number of potentially smart youngsters in the field, but Ample Sufficiency could prove a cut above his rivals if building on the promise of his Leopardstown debut.