Postulation, a course and distance winner last August, should be tough to beat in the four-runner Irish Stallion Farms Race in Killarney tonight.
The Dermot Weld-trained gelding was helped by a visor when scoring at Dundalk last time, when he held The Happy Prince in a similar conditions event. Although apparently suited by the fast surface in Dundalk, Postulation has solid form in heavy ground, notably his length second to Success Days on his seasonal debut in Cork.
Success Days has, of course, gone on to win two Group 3 Derby trials at Leopardstown to put himself firmly in the classic picture.
Rated 6lb. below Ger Lyons’ Bertie Le Belge, Postulation has a bit to find on figures. But his recent form and proven fitness earn him the vote.
In the earlier maidens, Hobart, which looked a bit of a handful on his seasonal bow in Limerick, when a close third to Wardell, should be helped by cheekpieces in the opening contest.
Jessica Harrington’s Out Of Context, an eye-catching third to Corail on her debut in Limerick, gets the nod in the competitive-looking fillies race.
Meanwhile, Vedettariat, denied an opportunity by the cancellation of Ballinrobelast week, should make a winning start over fences in the Limerick racecourse On Twitter Beginners Chase at the additional meeting in Limerick.
Successful over hurdles at Clonmel and Navan, he was last seen when finishing ninth, off a mark of 134, to Jimmy Two Times in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhosue over Easter.
Sure to be well-schooled, he looks the stand-out bet in Limerick where Colm Murphy’s Catalaunian Fields should be tough to beat in the opener, if reproducing his second to Arbre De Vie at Fairyhouse back in December.
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