Reilly has a life

WHEN the form book is throwing up very few clues then rowing in with a stable which can do little wrong at the moment is the best alternative.

As a result the John Kiely trained Life Of Reilly gets the nap to land the Corporate Entertainment At Sligo Maiden Hurdle at the western venue this afternoon.

Kiely’s horses are in terrific shape, as evidenced by four successes for his charges last weekend.

Life Of Reilly is lightly raced and this will only be a fourth outing for the six-year-old.

He made his debut when third over flights behind Baron D’el and Un Hinged at Naas almost a year ago.

The selection then went off a hot favourite in a bumper at Fairyhouse in November, but proved no match for Tornedo Shay.

Kiely’s inmate wasn’t seen again until reappearing in the maiden hurdle won by Cyborg at Ballinrobe in May.

He was again a strong order in the betting ring, going off favourite, but parted company with Mark Walsh at the third.

There isn’t enough to go on to be overly confident regarding his prospects now, but he still rates the bet of the day, when possible wagers are thin on the ground.

Martin Brassil’s once-raced Double Seven gets a hopeful nod in the Maiden Hurdle.

He can, hopefully, build on his good start at Listowel, fourth behind Laughing Boy, although it will be interesting to note the travels of point-to-point winner, Ferris Bueller, in the market.

Big Secret, winner of a bumper at Exeter, has shown only a little over flights in this country thus far, but could be the answer to a weak looking info@countysligoraces Beginners Chase.


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