Limetree can go one better

DAVID WACHMAN’S Limetree Lady is the nap choice in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden at Cork this evening, where admission will be free.

The daughter of Selkirk made a good start on this track last month and, hopefully, can now build on that display,

She didn’t have the best of draws, but made light of it and was soon racing prominently. In the end Limetree Lady was beaten a length and a quarter into second by the relatively experienced Among Equals and the fact it was a further three lengths back to the third was encouraging.

The selection showed plenty of speed, so dropping down a furlong in trip should not be a problem, and she now has the added bonus of enjoying a favourable draw.

If Cocozza puts his best foot forward then John Oxx’s colt will land the Race over ten furlongs.

He looked a particularly smart sort in the making when taking his maiden at Cork in October, beating two more than useful sorts in Manieree and Quest for Peace.

But the selection has not progressed in the manner one would have liked and was disappointing at the Curragh last time when only fifth of six behind Banimpire.

It is, however, too early to give up on him and the son of Elusive Quality is given the benefit of the doubt, down in class.

Dermot Weld’s Fastidious gets the nod in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Median Auction Maiden.

Something of a talking horse thus far, he had far from a clear passage in the straight when sixth to Daddy Long Legs at Gowran Park and can reverse placings with Leatherwood, who finished third.

Secret Hero bolted in by four and a half lengths at Bellewstown last week and is fancied to defy a mandatory 5lbs penalty in the first division of the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap. He goes up by 9lbs in the future.

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