McCoy’s flying visit can yield a double at Fairyhouse

TONY MCCOY makes a flying visit to Ireland this afternoon to ride at Fairyhouse and can be rewarded with a double aboard Man About Town and Far From Trouble.

The progressive Man About Town is nap material in the Fairyhouse Welcomes Campbells Beginners Chase. Tom Taaffe’s charge has been ready to run for a while, but missed two engagements because of relatively quick ground.

A useful novice hurdler, he made a promising start over fences on this track back in May. The six-year-old jumped well, before being run out of it close home and beaten three parts of a length by Khairambar.

Tiger Cry, closely tied in with the selection on form over flights and runner-up in the Galway Hurdle, is rated the main worry.

Kerryhead Windfarm is easily the best horse in the Frank Mulleady Beginners Chase, but has been consistently dogged by poor technique.

He had no respect for hurdles and again made crucial mistakes on his fencing debut when runner-up to Doctor Linton at Limerick.

A decent round of jumping will almost certainly see him score, but I prefer to rely on lightly-raced Far From Trouble.

Christy Roche’s charge hasn’t been seen since failing by a neck to Tasman at Navan in April. He has always shaped like a chaser in waiting and is the choice.

When Mark Prescott brings one to this country they invariably prove unbeatable and his Kiswahili is a fascinating challenger for the Cavan GAA Supporters’ Club Dublin Branch Race.

The daughter of Selkirk has only ever run three times, finishing her juvenile career with a clear-cut success at Hamilton and then making an excellent return last time in a Haydock handicap. The conditions of the contest are in her favour and she is the choice.

At Clonmel tomorrow, Brian Nolan’s Time On Your Side appears to hold outstanding claims in the Irish Coursing Club Handicap Hurdle.

Certainly, she seems to have very much got first run on the handicapper. Time On Your Side was in action at Punchestown on Thursday and stepped way up on previous efforts to finish three lengths second to Queen Astrid.

Rated 98 then, she competes off that mark here and is surely destined for a substantial rise in the weights in the future.

At the Curragh tomorrow, Aidan O’Brien’s Fermion is fancied to land the Listed Gerrardstown House Stud Silken Glider Stakes.

The Sadler’s Wells filly is reportedly well regarded and ran as green as grass when beaten a length and a half and a head behind Reform Act and Arosa at Navan earlier in the month. Fermion can reverse placings now with Reform Act, on exactly the same terms.

O’Brien also has prospects with South Wind Rising, in what looks a dreadful Irish Pride Bunster Bun Maiden, and Carpocrates, who hinted at a lot more to come when sixth of 29 to Taqseem at the Curragh.

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