Time Of My Life is impossible to oppose in tonight’s Roscommon Handicap in Roscommon.
The Tommy Stack-trained colt landed a tidy gamble when recording a runaway win in a similar handicap at Wexford on Saturday and, under a mandatory 5lb. penalty, should make short work of his ten rivals.
A son of Galileo, Time Of My Life ran three times as a juvenile, over a mile, seven and five furlongs, efforts which earned him a rating of 47.
Making his seasonal debut and stepped up to almost a mile and a half, the selection was backed as if defeat was out of the question in Wexford and he delivered, tracking the leaders until edging ahead before the straight and stretching clear to win, effortlessly, by fifteen lengths.
We will learn at lunchtime today just how big a hike he’ll receive from the handicapper, probably somewhere between 25lb. and 30lb. So, on Saturday’s evidence and with his mandatory penalty, Wayne Lordan should enjoy another armchair ride.
No match for Show Court at Leopardstown on his second start, the John Oxx-trained Allowed, dropping back in trip, will be expected to open his account in the ten-furlong Irish Stallion Farms Maiden.
With Johnny Murtagh claimed to ride the Aga Khan-owned Massiyn, Niall McCullagh, riding as well as ever, takes over on Sheikh Mohammed’s Authorized colt and he should prove tough to beat.
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