At Tramore this evening, David Wachman’s An Fear Ciuin is the nap choice in the 12 furlongs Rated Race.
He has taken time to come to himself, but there was to like about his first ever success at Wexford last month.
That came in a modest 11 furlongs plus handicap, when the selection made every yard of the running.
Strongly handled by Fran Berry, he kept responding to pressure and eventually crossed the line a comfortable three and a quarter lengths clear of Bwindi.
It will be a surprise should Berry not adopt the exact same tactics and An Fear Ciuin is fancied to outbattle and outstay his five rivals.
Andy Oliver’s once-raced Columbanus gets the nod in the Style Evening At Tramore Races Maiden.
The son of Jeremy made a reasonable start at Galway when third behind Dermot Weld’s highly regarded Brooch and the well exposed Duchess Andorra. Columbanus steps up some two and a half furlongs in trip and that should help.
Joe Murphy’s Drop The Subject, with three outings under her belt, can take the Ashtown House Stud EBF Fillies Maiden.
She wasn’t disgraced when fifth to the classy Starlet at Leopardstown and may well improve plenty for good ground, which she will, hopefully, meet for the first time.
Best bet at Dundalk tomorrow is a short-priced double, coupling Michael Halford’s Toscanini and Aidan O’Brien’s Qualify.
Toscanini, with a rating of 104, should be almost impossible to beat in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EB Maiden, although he did show real signs of temperament at the Curragh on his latest appearance.
That said, even though his behaviour left plenty to be desired, Toscanini was only beaten half a length into second by the subsequent Group 1 winner, Dick Whittington.
Qualify is hard to oppose in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden. She is down in class, having run a cracker when third to Jack Naylor and Agnes Stewart in a Group 3 at Leopardstown.
At Tramore tomorrow, Pat Flynn’s Gusty Rock, fifth behind Most Peculiar at Galway, looks best in the Family Fun Afternoon At Tramore Races Maiden Hurdle.