Crow can kill-off rivals

If there is a possible star of the future on show at Roscommon this evening then it is surely Killer Crow in the Four Roads Maiden Hurdle.

Crow can kill-off rivals

Willie Mullins' charge has made a big impression in three bumpers and this two and a half miles should be a perfect starting point for a horse that shapes like a thorough stayer.

He made his debut at Leopardstown in January when third to the smart Dermot Weld-trained Windsor Park and then made no mistake at Cork in March, beating Starry Knight and the subsequent winner, Investmentsuccess.

Killer Crow then scored at Listowel in June, Starry Knight was again his immediate victim, giving that rival 12lbs and a nine lengths beating.

The selection faces 16 rivals now and is bound to improve for his initial experience over jumps.

Chances are, however, that he will be an odds-on shot, so Diylawa is put forward as a more lucrative nap in the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Fillies Maiden.

She had three outings in a short space of time in the early part of the season, ending with a creditable third behind Circling and Sierra Sun at Fairyhouse in late May.

That form is solid enough and one assumes all is well with Diylawa and she has simply been given lots of time to mature by Michael Halford.

Jim Bolger's Vocaliser, fourth behind Jamaica at Galway, is probably the form horse in the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Maiden.

Preference, however, is for Aidan O'Brien Fastnet Rock newcomer, Smuggler's Cove, who represents a yard that reportedly has numerous juveniles to introduce in the coming weeks.

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