Blood Crazed Tiger to roar at Roscommon

On expected testing conditions at Roscommon this evening, Blood Crazed Tiger can get off the mark in race five.

The Gigginstown House Stud-owned runner, sporting a hood for the first time on his most recent outing, was ridden with real patience by Jamie Codd, and delivered to challenge A Genie In Abottle in the closing stages.

He looked sure to win when brought with the move and, while beaten half a length, the subsequent exploits of the winner have given the form a fine boost. With the hood on once more, Codd again in the saddle, and the slightly longer trip to suit, he can prove too smart for Crosshue Boy.

The latter has looked useful in two outings on the track, is open to further improvement, and will be hard to keep out of the frame.

Go Darsi Go can make a winning start over fences in the three-mile beginners’ chase.

The lightly raced seven-year-old was sent off favourite for a very competitive 25-runner handicap hurdle at Punchestown last time, and failed by just a head to justify heavy support.

Third on his only outing in a point to point, he hasn’t been left over hurdles for very long, and everything about that most recent effort suggests he could be on an upward curve.

With a decent round of jumping, and the three-mile trip likely to be within compass, he should prove up to this task.

The danger may come from Inch Rise, who gained a long overdue maiden victory over hurdles when coming home in virtual isolation last time out at Cork. With conditions to suit, and potential for improvement in this sphere, he should run a big race.

If she doesn’t get bogged down in conditions, Queen Alphabet will take a world of beating in the fillies’ and mares’ maiden.

Peter Fahey’s mare has been a useful dual-purpose performer, reaching a high of 132 over hurdles, and 70 from just three runs on the flat. On her most recent outing, on the level, she was just touched off by Roconga over a similar trip, at Dundalk. She hasn’t any form on testing ground, which is a concern, but it’s hard to deny this looks a great opportunity to get off the mark on the flat.

She is just preferred to Grey Sky Blue, who was just a neck behind her last time, but is 1lb worse off now.


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