Al looks the answer

CHARLIE SWAN’S Sorry Al can make a winning debut over fences in the Wines Direct Beginners Chase at Kilbeggan tonight.

He has always looked the type who would do well at this game and the six-year-old will revel in the fast ground. Sorry Al scored twice over flights last summer, when getting his surface, and two spins over hurdles of late will have left him spot on for this test.

Feel Good Factor, who has shown his liking for this track in the past and another who loves fast ground, can take the Bloomfield House Hotel Hurdle.

He should arrive here in good shape, having performed solidly when third to The Last Hurrah in a Punchestown handicap last time.

Former pointer and hunter chaser Royal Ranger, somewhat bogged down on the soft when beaten by Five Seven Live at Tipperary, has a leading chance in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Handicap Chase.

Betting opportunities at Tramore this afternoon appear thin on the ground and the best wager may be Bahrain Storm in the Irish Stallion Farms’ Median Auction Maiden.

Pat Flynn’s colt won’t have to improve too much on his second to Zarwala at Limerick eight days ago to take a hand now.

At Listowel tomorrow, Dermot Weld’s in-form Kinger Rocks is the one to beat in the Kingdom Race over 14 furlongs.

Successful over hurdles at Punchestown and on the level at Downpatrick, Kinger Rocks did really well to chase home Silent Oscar, back over hurdles, at Punchestown earlier in the month. The surface was very testing then, which was all againt the selection.

The ERA Horgan Properties Chase can be safely narrowed down to Randwick Roar and Vic Ville, with preference for the latter.

Vic Ville has been frustrating to follow, but ran his best race to date over fences when runner-up to Oodachee at Limerick.

Connaight Hall won an ordinary event in impressive fashion at Limerick and is fancied to score again in the Ballyduff Mares Hurdle.

At Navan tomorrow Fabrigas, down in class after finishing a close fourth to Eagle Mountain at the Curragh, can get off the mark in the Lynn Lodge Stud EBF Median Auction Maiden.

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