Visor may do trick for Nidhaam

What’s on offer at Clonmel this evening is disappointing, with moderate horses on show literally from start to finish.

The hopeful nap vote falls on Dermot Weld’s Nidhaam in the 10 furlongs Mullinahone Fillies Maiden.

On ratings, she has it all to do, meeting Fanzine 5lbs wrong, compared to a handicap, and Taaluf 3lbs. Fanzine used to be trained in England by Hugh Morrison but is now in the care of Michael O’Callaghan.

She hasn’t been seen since finishing second in a Salisbury handicap back in June. A watching brief seems the best policy as far she is concerned.

Taaluf has, arguably, the best form, having chased home Que Sera Sera at Wexford last time. Just what she will find if it comes down a battle, though, remains to be seen.

Nidhaam looked slow on her latest appearance when fourth over a mile behind Newton’s Night at Naas. An extra two furlongs now and the fitting of a visor may well work the oracle!

Denis Hogan’s Island Villa is the choice in the Mylerstown Maiden Hurdle.

His mark of 108 tells us he is moderate, but the five-year-old did stay on to good effect when a head second to Tawseef at Sligo last month.

Willie McCreery’s Love The Feeling did us a favour when scoring at the Curragh 11 days ago and it seems sensible to be with her again in the Tickincor Handicap.

She held on for dear life close home then to beat Sli Na Fiarana by a short head and, considering the third was a further four and a half lengths away, a rise of 4lbs seems reasonable.

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