THE once-raced Quick Glimpse is the nap choice in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden at Clonmel tonight.
The daughter of Galileo made a promising start at Cork earlier in the month and is entitled to improve plenty for the experience.
That contest was won by a smart sort in Ken Condon’s Montebell, with the selection beaten four and a half lengths into fourth place. Quick Glimpse had no more to offer through the final two furlongs and it may well be that tackling a mile and a half at the first time of asking was too much for her. This ten furlongs, for the moment, could prove more suitable.
Tommy Stack’s Queens Visit, also with just a single outing under her belt, is rated the main danger. She too started off at Cork, staying on quite nicely at the end of an extended mile when fourth to Absolute Crackers. The third (Oonagh) and fifth (Ahimsa) have both won since.
Pat Martin’s Donatis Comet is the one to beat in the Fethard Maiden, having made a decent start to the campaign when fifth to Wrekin Rock in a modest Curragh handicap.
Donatis Comet is a more than useful sort in his own right, with three successes in bumpers to his credit.
Austin Leahy’s Bulgaden is fancied to leave a little bout of seconditis behind in the Clonacody Maiden Hurdle.
The four-year-old chased home Discoteca, a winner again at Ballinrobe on Monday night, at Cork, before being grabbed late and beaten a neck by Shamkhal at Killarney.
The moderate BBQ Race Evening June 15th Maiden Hurdle is best left to Conor O’Dwyer’s Paudi The Punter, with Ruby Walsh a significant booking.
He got bogged down in the testing conditions when making no show on his debut over flights at Punchestown 23 days ago, but is better judged on a fast ground victory in a bumper at Navan in September.
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