Puncher can deliver KO blow to rivals

PUNCHER CLYNCH is the nap choice to land the five-runner Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Premier Nursery at Listowel this afternoon.

Jim Bolger’s colt merely hinted at having ability first time up at Cork, but looked a different proposition at Galway subsequently.

Far from neglected in the market, he quickened in style in the straight to score by a comfortable two and a half lengths.

The form is undoubtedly ordinary, but the son of Azamour has been given a chance by the handicapper and Ronan Whelan’s 10lbs claim could prove invaluable.

Joshua Tree, who battled strongly to resist Saajidah by a short head at Gowran Park, is put forward as the principal danger.

David Wachman’s horse are starting to hit top gear and he can take the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden with once-raced, Foolish Ambition.

Wachman’s charges had been under a cloud for some time and this will be her first appearance for 115 days.

The daughter of Danehill Dancer certainly made an eye-catching debut at the Curragh towards the end of May when two lengths second behind Wrong Answer.

That’s a contest which has been working out quite nicely and, hopefully, Foolish Ambition will now be primed to strike.

Kevin Prendergast has enjoyed a terrific campaign with his juveniles and Mujaazef can be another for him in the Jet O’Carroll Memorial Median Auction Maiden.

He stepped up on previous efforts, when a half a length runner-up to Song Of My Heart at the Curragh, and that winner boosted the form, returning to headquarters to go in again on Saturday.


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