Mustameet can show rivals clean pair of heels

THAT great old warrior Mustameet can show his rivals a clean pair of heels in the Group 3 High Chaparral EBF Mooresbidge Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon.

A great servant to the Kevin Prendergast yard for a number of seasons, the six-year-old proved he is as good as ever on his reappearance here last month.

Running over seven furlongs, which is short of his best, Mustameet dug deep when the need was greatest to wear down An Tadh and score by three parts of a length.

He steps up to a far more suitable ten furlongs now and is fancied to utilise his trademark sprint finish to good effect one more time.

Jim Bolger can add to 1000 Guineas gains at Newmarket yesterday by saddling Creachadoir to land the Aussie Rules EBF Tetrarch Stakes. Impressive when winning over a mile at Leopardstown first time up this season, the King’s Best colt seemed to find ten furlongs much further than he wanted to travel when only fourth behind Mores Wells in the Ballysax Stakes, back at Leopardstown.

Woodbine Willie, who indicated he is very much on the upgrade when runner-up to Mick The Man at the Punchestown Festival, is the one to beat in the Rockview Bumper.

At Limerick today Royal Rhythm is preferred to Salt Lake in the ladbrokes. com Maiden Hurdle.

He was a little unlucky on this track last time, making a mistake two out when a big danger to eventual winner, and hot-pot, Slash And Burn.

Salt Lake is rated 5lbs superior to the selection, but has been found wanting too often for comfort.

Arc En Ciel, a costly failure at Tramore when going off at 4-9, can redress the balance in the Nutec EBF Beginners Chase.

It was disappointing he could never get to grips with surprise winner, Hearts Delight, on that occasion but would make short work of these if reproducing his previous second to Sir Frederick at Clonmel.

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