In-form Find The King looks logical choice

FIND THE KING, despite the fact he would be better off with some of his rivals in a handicap, is napped to take the Thomastown Race at Gowran Park today.

The credit side is that Edward O’Grady’s four-year-old comes here in peak form and he should give us a big run.

Find The King was in action at Thurles eight days ago, producing an excellent display of front running.

He got a flier at the start, no stalls were in operation, and never gave back the advantage, beating Dr Knock by six lengths.

Naahil, fit from hurdling, Golovin, best treated at the weights but out of form of late, and the useful chaser, Knife Edge, are all worries, but whatever beats the selection will surely win!

John Oxx’s Mirific, a costly failure at Tralee, gets another chance in the Lahart Garages Audi Maiden.

He was an odds-on shot at the Kerry track at the end of August, but ran much too freely in front and eventually finished a well beaten third behind Star Of Juniper.

Mirific is probably better judged on his previous highly creditable second to classy stable companion, Blatant, at Naas.

The EBF Maiden has been divided and it is hard to oppose Aidan O’Brien’s once-raced Chevalier in the second section.

Totally unfancied in the marker, the son of Danehill made a promising debut at the Curragh on Saturday, finishing to some effect when beaten three parts of a length by New South Wales.

The first division may be best left to Dermot Weld’s Mandhoor, far from disgraced when fifth on his only outing to Van Nistelrooy at the Curragh in July.

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