Windsor Park poised for hat-trick

Easily the most interesting horse on view at Gowran Park tonight is Dermot Weld’s Windsor Park in the Santa Train Maiden.

Windsor Park poised  for hat-trick

Successful in his latest two outings, two bumpers, Windsor Park shapes as a five-year-old with a decent future.

He got off the mark at Leopardstown at the end of January, beating subsequent winners Marinero, Killer Crow and Princely Conn.

The selection then wasn't seen again until reappearing at the Galway festival last month.

Going off at 2-9, he hardly broke sweat to slam previous winners, Pack The Punch and Myles Ahead. It will be a surprise should Windsor Park not prove capable of completing the hat-trick.

The nap vote falls on Aidan O’Brien’s top weight Cocoon in the Let’s Go Europe Ryder Cup Rates @Gowran Park Golf Club Nursery.

She is finally getting her act together, has a good draw and should at least go close on the evidence of a creditable second behind Fit For The Job at Tipperary last Thursday.

O’Brien’s Adeste Fideles looks the safest proposition in the Best Of Luck To The Kilkenny Seniors And Minors This Sunday Fillies Maiden.

The market should prove a good guide to prospects of the daughter of Giant’s Causeway, considering she has been absent since making a promising debut when fifth to Richard Fahey’s Sandiva in a Listed event at Naas in June of last year. Clearly, Adeste Fideles has had problems, but this is a particularly weak heat.

Charles O’Brien’s Shutter Island gets the vote in the 12 furlongs 100 Years Racing Handicap. He has won two of his last three races, they were both over flights, but is surely capable of gaining a success on the level, off a paltry mark of 45!

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