Joe Murphy’s charge, stepping up in trip, after three previous outings over seven furlongs, struck with a vengeance at Sligo nine days ago.
Tackling ten furlongs for the first time, he made a mockery of his mark in beating Kabjoy by two and a half lengths. That was no real indication of the superiority of the son of Holy Roman Emperor and it certainly wasn’t lost on the handicapper.
He immediately moved Daredevil Day up by 13lbs, which is obviously a fair old hike. The selection now drops back to an extended mile, but that shouldn’t make a lot of difference and he gets the nod to go in again.
Willie Mullins’ Arctic Fire is a somewhat surprise runner in the mile and six www.killarneyraces.ie Race.
He bolted in over flights at the recent Punchestown festival and is the choice, even though there is no guarantee will stay this trip on the flat.
Henry de Bromhead’s You Must Know Me, not the most reliable horse in training, literally picks himself in the four-runner O’Connor, O’Shea Solicitors’ Novice Chase.
He did run well enough at Aintree last time, sixth to Nicky Henderson’s Ma Filleule, and has between 20lbs and 28lbs in hand of his three rivals.
Davids Day, the highest rated in the contest, could be the answer to a tricky Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Median Auction Race.
He made no show behind Fascinating Rock in the Group 3 Ballysax Stakes at Navan on his latest appearance, but did start the season with a far better effort when fourth to Go For Goal in a Listed event at Leopardstown.