Limerick tips: Thunder looks set to eclipse opposition

Limerick tips: Thunder looks set to eclipse opposition

Pinar del Rio and Billy Lee win the Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF (C & G) Maiden from Thunder Eclipse. Thunder can go one better at Limerick today. Picture: Healy Racing.

Thunder Eclipse looks another likely two-year-old winner for Fozzy Stack, in the LimerickRaces.ie Median Auction Maiden in Limerick this evening.

Stack is enjoying a good season with his juveniles, notably Group 3 winners Castle Star and Hermana Estrella and Thunder Eclipse, who holds an entry in the Group 2 Railway Stakes at the Curragh, looks set to open his account here, at the fourth attempt.

A son of Holy Roman Emperor, this colt showed promise when third to Wednesday’s Queen Mary winner Quick Suzy on his debut at the Curragh and was then outpointed by Pinar Del Rio, also at headquarters.

Last time, he didn’t enjoy the run of the race when chasing home The Acropolis in Listowel – the winner had finished behind him at the Curragh and was ninth in the Coventry at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Thunder Eclipse will wear cheekpieces for the first time in today’s race, over almost seven furlongs and, with Andy Slattery deputising for Chris Hayes, who is on duty in Royal Ascot, Stack’s charge is the preferred option.

Selections

John Ryan

4.15 GEGENPRESSING

4.50 THUNDER ECLIPSE (NAP)

5.25 ESPOUSE

6.00 SONNYBOYLISTON

6.35 THEORY OF MUSIC

7.10 MATILDA WITH ME

7.45 CU ROI

8.15 HOOK HEAD

Next best

4.15 ATLAS

4.50 JARVIS

5.25 EYLARA

6.00 SUNCHART

6.35 ROSSCARBERRY

7.10 RODNEY BAY

7.45 HERODOTUS

8.15 RUN FOR MARY

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