Comet can rocket to four-timer

THE progressive Donatis Comet can complete a four-timer in the Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Maiden at Sligo tonight.

The son of Spinning World has won three bumpers and is a tough sort who will not go down without a fight.

He started by beating two smart sorts in Trabajo and Moscow Mannon at Down Royal and followed with victories at Bellewstown and Tipperary, where the slow pace for much of the journey in both of those races was hardly in his favour.

Feature event is the valuable Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Connacht Fillies Handicap and the nod here goes to Jessica Harrington’s Glamorous.

She beat Jumbo Rio at the Curragh in good style and then returned to headquarters for the Ladies’ Derby.

Taken to the front into the straight, Glamorous looked all over a winner, but she faded in the closing stages to finish only fourth behind shock winner, Paramount.

The likelihood is that more restraint will be exercised on this occasion and, that being the case, Glamorous should not be far away.

Michael Mulvany’s Jembatt has a life in the Foley’s Bar And Off licence Handicap. He was only beaten about two lengths into fifth behind Rock Critic at Galway on Saturday and this is an easier assignment.

Teach Nua, who was one of many heroes, 17 to be precise, for Dermot Weld at Galway, is fancied to make light of a mandatory 5lbs penalty in the Sligo Park Hotel Handicap.

Ger Lyons’ Mount Meru was a failed gamble when only fourth to Slim Chance at Down Royal, but may be worth another chance in the modest Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Auction Maiden.

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