Jim Bolger’s Cul Baire can land the Follow Wexford Racecourse On Facebook Maiden at Wexford this evening.
This will be the four-year-olds first run on the flat, having impressed in two bumpers. At Punchestown in April, he made a fine start, finishing fifth of 23 behind Don Cantillon’s Grand Jesture.
Bolger then gave him lots of time to mature and the selection reappeared at the Galway festival 25 days ago.
Dermot Weld provided a hot-pot in that contest, Silver Concorde, but Cul Baire was far from neglected in the market and slammed his rival to the tune of seven lengths.
Aidan O’Brien’s Lebron, beaten half a length into second by another Bolger inmate, Something Graceful, at Leopardstown, is the danger.
Bolger’s Rigoletta, grabbed late and beaten a neck by well-backed Free Spin at Dundalk last Sunday over a mile, may relish the extra trip afforded her in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden and gets the vote.
Dessie Hughes’ Everything Zain is fancied to run a big race in the two-mile Rosslare Handicap.
He looked to be crying out for this trip when runner-up behind Our Nana Rose over a mile and six at Ballinrobe and then emphasised his well being when chasing home in-form Top Man Michael over flights at Roscommon.
Izabelle Amie, who beat two subsequent winners in Queen Of The Hill and Dani Catalonia at Limerick, gets the vote in a decent Mares’ Bumper.
At Kilbeggan Loughnagall, a neck second to Chase The Favourite on this track last month, can go one better in the Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Beginners Chase.
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