July 26 / 18.40 Galway

18.40 Galway

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COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap (Premier Handicap)

  • Prize money: £59495.8
  • 1m 0f 123y
  • 21 runners
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COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap (Premier Handicap)

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 0-4363 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner but no success since landing the 2020 Meld Stakes; not disgraced in Listed and Group company this year but below his best and his rating has dropped to the extent that he is now running in a handicap; thrown in here on his best form but that is becoming a more distant memory.
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Verdict Starting price

5

(5)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Cork

Patrick Sarsfield

9st 7lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Classy performer in his pomp (Group 3 winner, Group 2 runner-up); not near his best so far this term and while a return to form would give him leading claims, his best form is over further than this.

12/1

Form: 3875-0

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Two-time winner two years ago; got no run on his one start this season in a valuable 7f handicap at Cork in May; stable has a fine record in this race but this horse looks unlikely to add to it.
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2nd

4

(4)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Cork

Monaasib

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Kevin Prendergast

towards rear, headway when bit short of room over 2f out, soon pushed along, keeping on when went second over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, always held

9/1

2nd

3

(8)

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Monaasib

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Kevin Prendergast

held up in midfield, headway on near side of group going okay from 2f out, ridden 1f out, made strong challenge towards near side and every chance final 110yds, kept on well, always held

5/1

5th

3

(22)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Monaasib

9st 10lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Kevin Prendergast

towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on well towards near side final furlong, not reach leaders

25/1

Form: 8-2472 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
C&D winner last year; has been consistent in big handicaps this season, going closest when a close second in a 1m2f premier handicap at Leopardstown early this month; highest draw but not necessarily a bad one for a hold-up horse; stable mob-handed in this race and looks to have a leading chance.
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6th

3

(9)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Casanova

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Adrian McGuinness

held up in rear, pushed along and headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

16/1

4th

2

(1)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 100y

14:25 Tipperary

Casanova

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on final furlong, went fourth towards finish, never near to challenge

13/2

3rd

2

(10)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Casanova

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

held up in midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along on near side of group over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on well inside final 110yds, just held

7/1

Form: 8-1301

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner, twice this season including when making all over 7f at Naas last month; will need to break smartly and get across quickly from his bad draw and certainly comes into it if he can do that.
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16th

5

(16)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Spanish Tenor

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent

14/1

13th

5

(10)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Spanish Tenor

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

started quickly, led, ridden and increased tempo 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened

7/1

10th

3

(9)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

Spanish Tenor

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

pressed leaders, ridden under 2f out, soon no extra, weakened inside final furlong, no impression when bit short of room inside final 110yds

14/1

Form: 396000 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won the 7f premier handicap at this meeting twice while falling short in this race a couple of times; can't be discounted but out of form this year and has a bad draw to overcome.
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3rd

2

(3)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Naas

Current Option

9st 10lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, shaken up under 2f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, lost second but kept on inside final 110yds

3/1

2nd

3

(3)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 100y

14:25 Tipperary

Current Option

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Adrian McGuinness

started quickly, led early, soon headed but prominent, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

4/1

3rd

1

(16)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:05 Leopardstown

Current Option

10st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, soon raced in second, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden and faced challenge 1f out, soon headed, no extra and lost second towards finish

8/1

Form: -84801

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
For his exploits in big field handicaps over the last couple of years, it is his debut in this race; application of a tongue-tie and cheekpieces did him no harm when he got up late to land a premier handicap at the Curragh last month; can be slowly away and normally comes from off the pace, so not drawn badly; could be thereabouts.
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4th

2

(7)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Cork

Fastnet Crown

9st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

dwelt start, in rear and pushed along briefly, pushed along on near side of group over 2f out, headway when ridden under 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds, went fourth final stride

33/1

14th

4

(6)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Fastnet Crown

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: M D O’Callaghan

towards rear, pushed along towards far side under 3f out, ridden and good headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

Form: -74004 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won this race in 2019 and 2020, off a 1lb higher mark two years ago; warmed up for this with a staying on fourth at Leopardstown early this month; will need plenty of luck in running from an inside draw but an obvious player if things go his way.
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1st

2

(6)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Saltonstall

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

held up in rear, raced in last under 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led towards finish

5/1

1st

2

(11)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Saltonstall

9st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear of midfield, ridden and going easily up the centre under 2f out, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, kept on well

11/1

7th

2

(8)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

Saltonstall

9st 9lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 2f out, switched right when ridden under 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room and switched right final 110yds, nearest finish

14/1

Form: 916044

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Good handicapper on his day; up 12lb for a runaway success from the front in a 7f handicap at the Curragh in May; will do well to last it out over 1m with his style of running; others preferred.
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7th

1

(4)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Verhoyen

10st 5lb

J: J Cleary

T: M C Grassick

started quickly, led, 3 lengths ahead up the centre 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

20/1

9th

4

(6)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M C Grassick

in rear, headway when towards far side from over 2f out, shaken up and lost ground over 1f out, held but keeping on when short of room inside final furlong

8/1

7th

2

(2)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 164y

15:00 Navan

Verhoyen

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

started quickly, led towards far side, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, weakened towards finish

9/1

Form: 50-044 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Heavy ground maiden win two years ago his only success to date; not disgraced in Listed and big handicap company this year but a bit more needed.
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1st

6

(2)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Finans Bay

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

prominent, soon raced in second, pushed along and made challenge under 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

20/1

12th

16

(11)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Finans Bay

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

prominent, ridden and outpaced 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

33/1

4th

2

(12)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Finans Bay

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

in rear, headway from 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and stayed on from 2f out, not pace to challenge

14/1

Form: 0-3030 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Mid-division in this contest last year and probably better suited by the Curragh; close third to Fastnet Crown there last month before a below-par effort at Leopardstown; others preferred.
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9th

1

(14)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Star Harbour

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

8/1

10th

6

(27)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Star Harbour

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden from 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

9/1

3rd

10

(18)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Star Harbour

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, prominent halfway, headway disputing lead 1f out, ridden and lost two places inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

Form: 900476

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Looked to be returning to form when a strong-finishing third in a Curragh premier handicap in May; has not backed that up in two runs since and others preferred today.
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5th

4

(10)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

21:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 3lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced freely, in touch with leaders, soon prominent, led after 3f

9/2

1st

4

(12)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pierre Lapin

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced freely, midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led post

10/1

7th

3

(1)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Pierre Lapin

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, lost position when ridden over 2f out, soon no impression but kept on

9/1

Form: 36-093

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Came into this race in good form last year when a strongly staying third to Sirjack Thomas; encouraging effort from the front at Leopardstown earlier this month; very much respected here.
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18

(21)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Mosala

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Henry De Bromhead

Sixth in this year off a 5lb higher mark; good third over this trip at Leopardstown before disappointing in the Colm Quinn Mile at Galway; doesn't mind an ease and has a legitimate shout at his best.

16/1

Form: 00-000 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won this race off 90 last year but was coming into the race in form; not beaten far in two runs this season but not in the same form and others preferred, but far from discounted.
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7th

6

(13)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:57 Naas

Sirjack Thomas

9st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield

25/1

14th

5

(3)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Sirjack Thomas

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, pushed along under 2f out, ridden when outpaced over 1f out, soon no extra

14/1

4

(11)

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Cork

Sirjack Thomas

9st 11lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Career best to win a premier handicap at Galway last season but his form has dipped this term and beaten 10l at Leopardstown last time; becoming well treated (3lb below last winning mark).

16/1

Form: 10-973

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
A 1m2f Navan maiden winner last year; fell short in Listed company and ran okay in a 1m3f Killarney handicap last time; drops back in trip here with a hood tried; hard to assess but needs to improve to be a factor.
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5th

8

(13)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:57 Naas

Venice Biennale

9st 2lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: John Joseph Murphy

towards rear

18/1

2nd

12

(12)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Venice Biennale

9st 4lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: John Joseph Murphy

held up in midfield, pushed along from under 3f out, switched right and keeping on when ridden under 2f out, edged right final 110yds, ran on towards finish, went second post

28/1

7th

6

(18)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

15:55 Gowran Park

Venice Biennale

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: John Joseph Murphy

towards rear, ridden under 2f out, ran on well towards near side inside final furlong, not reach leaders

50/1

Form: 963-66

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Won a Ballinrobe maiden and ran well in a couple of big handicaps last year; encouraging effort in a 1m2f Curragh handicap last month; blinkers tried and could play a hand.
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18th

18

(8)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Crystal Black

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

towards rear, pushed along and some headway up the centre under 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

25/1

Form: 300906

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Ten career wins but form has fallen off a cliff since he won at Dundalk in February; off a career low mark but hard to fancy on current evidence.
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9th

7

(3)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Bowerman

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, pushed along 5f out, no impression home straight

33/1

Form: 90-912 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
In fine fettle for her current trainer, winning at Limerick and just touched off over 1m2f at the Curragh (Crystal Black third); poor draw to contend with but champion jockey booked and could go well.
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13th

4

(13)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

15:55 Gowran Park

Magic Chegaga

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: B Duffy

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 2f out, no impression 1f out, tenderly handled inside final furlong

10/1

2nd

1

(3)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Magic Chegaga

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: B Duffy

prominent, smooth headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and faced strong challenge inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

12/1

Form: 0-4291 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Has been highly tried but appreciated coming back to handicap company when readily landing a 1m handicap at Killarney two weeks ago; penalty gets him in here and certainly respected despite a poor enough draw.
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10th

6

(9)

2nd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Cowboy Justice

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, some headway up the centre 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge

12/1

20th

21

(8)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Cowboy Justice

9st 0lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

16/1

10th

17

(11)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Cowboy Justice

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near to challenge (jockey said colt never let itself down on the ground)

7/1

Form: 100-05

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
First reserve; lightly raced since Roscommon win last year; fair run at Gowran last time.
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11th

14

(17)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Soaring Monarch

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, led halfway, pushed along under 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

1st

8

(11)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Soaring Monarch

9st 10lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, soon went third, ridden and made challenge 1f out, soon led narrowly, pushed out towards finish

10/1

Form: 4-1511

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; has won three out of four for her new stable and up 17lb; interesting.
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1st

7

(19)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:57 Naas

Dha Leath

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, ridden and headway towards near side under 2f out, made challenge 1f out, disputed lead final 110yds, kept on well to lead post

8/1

5th

4

(2)

1st Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:31 Newmarket

Dha Leath

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, ridden 3f out, soon hung right, every chance over 1f out, outpaced final furlong

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 508005

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; out of form this year and going down the handicap; hard to fancy.
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7th

3

(11)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 184y

17:10 Gowran Park

In From The Cold

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Michael Mulvany

midfield, nudged along and lost position 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and some headway up the centre from over 1f out, never on terms

10/1

4th

1

(19)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Curragh

In From The Cold

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side 2f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, went fourth final strides

14/1

6th

17

(15)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Listowel

In From The Cold

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Michael Mulvany

dwelt start, towards rear, dropped to last halfway, headway when pushed along under 2f out, keeping on when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, ran on inside final 110yds, nearest finish

Betting Forcast

14/1 Patrick Sarsfield, 20/1 Monaasib, 8/1 Casanova, 12/1 Spanish Tenor, 14/1 Current Option, 8/1 Fastnet Crown, 7/1 Saltonstall, 20/1 Verhoyen, 25/1 Finans Bay, 14/1 Star Harbour, 16/1 Pierre Lapin, 12/1 Mosala, 12/1 Sirjack Thomas, 20/1 Venice Biennale, 16/1 Crystal Black, 33/1 Bowerman, 10/1 Magic Chegaga, 5/1 Cowboy Justice, Soaring Monarch, Dha Leath, In From The Cold

Verdict

Ado McGuinness is mob-handed here as he tries to win the race for the fourth straight year, but the draw has not been kind to Casanova, Spanish Tenor, Current Option, and to a lesser extent last year's winner Sirjack Thomas, while dual winner Saltonstall will need plenty of luck from his inside draw. Fastnet Crown is making his debut in this race and will be on plenty of shortlists. as will the relatively unexposed Cowboy Justice after his Killarney win. The selection is MOSALA, a staying third in this race last year and coming into the race on the back of a very encouraging Leopardstown run. [Justin O'Hanlon]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mosala

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fastnet Crown

TOPSPEED:

Spanish Tenor

POSTDATA:

Mosala

The Irish Sun:

Mosala