Jimmy Two Times poised for first win

Jimmy Two Times, a horse who has caught the eye on a couple of occasions, can enjoy a first success in the GAA Race Day 19th August Maiden Hurdle at Sligo tonight.

Jimmy Two Times poised for first win

Brian Hamilton’s charge first hinted at possessing real ability when staying on to claim fifth spot behind Shantou Ed at Fairyhouse in February.

Then, at Gowran Park in March, despite going of an unconsidered 20-1 shot, he stepped up on that effort. Again it was a case of his best work coming at the business end, as the selection ran on late to claim second to hot pot, Blow The Doors Off.

Hopefully, the market will now speak in Jimmy Two Times’ favour and, that being the case, he will be hard to beat.

Another who very much caught the eye last time, Back To Bracka, is the choice in the Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle.

Winner of a bumper at Galway on heavy ground in October, the seven-year-old made his debut over flights at Limerick last month.

That was a modest contest, won by Moonlight Boy, but Back to Bracka was noted doing his best work in the closing stages and travelling an extra half-mile now can only help.

Lady Olwyn is the interesting one in the 16-runner Kilcawley Construction Sligo Handicap Hurdle.

She makes a quick reappearance after being grabbed late over fences at Roscommon on Monday night by market leader Forever Gold.

Lady Olwyn was rated 102 in that contest and goes up by 5lbs in the future to 107. She runs here off a mark of 90.

Cacheofgold, representing the in-form Liz Doyle, was third over flights at Tramore, then third in a Kilbeggan bumper, and gets the nod in a moderate June 17th At Sligo Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.

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