I Need You avoided a step up in grade after winning his maiden sprint here earlier in the month and Joe O’Callaghan’s pup rates the nap selection to follow up in tonight’s third race.
A smart early pacer over four bends back at the beginning of his career, he has taken a few runs to get to grips with the shorter discipline and looks capable of even better than he achieved in victory last time.
He was behind one of tonight’s rivals, Corranstone Jet, over course and distance back in June but he has improved in the meantime and should have little trouble reversing the form from a more advantageous draw. The danger can come from Nearly Crashed, who may have been sharpened up by a recent spin over obstacles.
Race seven is the first semi-final of the Greyhound & Pet World A6 525 and Muskerry Messi can build on the promise of last week’s winning debut. Tadhg O’Keeffe’s dog was a wide-margin winner on that occasion and, while the clock was modest, he gave the impression of more to come.
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved