Cooly’s class to carry the day

Cork GOBA sponsors the entire card at Curraheen Park tonight — a programme that consists of no fewer than four stake finals — and the nap selection goes to Cooly Colebe, who can be expected to stamp his class all over the closing race.

The former Munster Derby winner led to the turn in the final of the Formula One Grand Prix, won by Milldean Panther. He found plenty of trouble at that point, but ran a game race in defeat.

This contest represents a huge drop in class and if he breaks as he did on that occasion he will lead clear around the turn and there should be no catching him. Cool Present can chase him home.

The return to this track is a huge plus for Awbeg Rebel, who will take beating in the seventh race.

He clearly wasn’t suited to Thurles and ran with far more credit than his two recent defeats there would suggest.

Back in his favoured trap six, with a long run-up that suits, he should be able to turn close to the pace and his stamina can carry him home of the well-drawn Camera Six.

In the GOBA D4 750 final, Dogtanian can confirm form with Express Hero. Twice Gifted looks certain to set the pace but the selection picked her up quite cosily in the heats and can be expected to do so again.

Ballyverry Girl can land the final of the GOBA A3. While the draw is not as favourable as in the semi-finals, her all-round pace should see her home in front of Ballygree Romeo.

Estebanfan has a great draw in the A2 final.

Michael Spillane’s dog ran a big race to outpoint Paid Paddy last week and his tight railing and stamina can gain the day. Peacon rates the danger.


The calendar for upcoming sales is filling up nicely as auctioneers adapt, says Des O’SullivanAntiques: No shortage of online opportunities to collect

More From The Irish Examiner