Sometimes you despair when it comes to race planners in Ireland.
Take what’s on offer at Tipperary tonight. Here’s a track that has spent hundreds of thousands of euro upgrading its facilities and is immediately asked to play host to a dreadful programme such as this.
Why would anyone want to pay good money to watch the first four contests on the card, all five-furlong sprints? You’d imagine most people will be able to think of a better way of spending a couple of hours.
The hopeful nap vote falls on Eoin Doyle’s Davy From Milan in the three mile Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Maiden Hurdle. He’s never won any sort of heat, including point-to-points, and it is a measure of the choices we have that this is our best offer.
At the same time, however, he shouldn’t be far away, having produced a couple of reasonable efforts behind the Paparrazi Kid at Limerick and Are Ya Right Chief at Thurles.
On the basis of those two runs, he was a trifle disappointing last time when only managing fifth to Foxrock at Naas.
The slow pace for much of the race may not have suited the selection, however, and encouragement is gained from the fact that the second and fifth respectively, Wedding Present and Hunting Party, both scored subsequently.
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