Thursday’s racing tips – 7/4 NAP to prove herself more than a Myth at Leopardstown
Our expert takes a look through all of Thursday’s races and highlights a strong favourite in a maiden at Leopardstown as his best bet of the day with Coral.
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6:00pm Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (Plus 10) 7f
It’s not unusual to see a youngster of Aidan O’Brien’s lose carrying a short price on their career bow. Some lose convincingly and still go on to achieve great things. Some, like MYTHICAL, run nicely on debut and I’d be surprised if this daughter of Australia didn’t get off the mark at the second time of asking.
Galway is a difficult place for any horse to make their debut. Yet, O’Brien decided to throw Mythical into a competitive maiden on day two of that summer spectacular. Padraig Beggy was enlisted to give his mount an educational ride. While stablemate, Petite Mustique cruised to a comfortable victory – on what was her second start under rules – Beggy manoeuvred Mythical through the traffic and the pair stayed on comfortably to claim third.
Mythical is a half-sister to a number of maiden winners, but none of her siblings have a sire as powerful as former Derby winner, Australia, and his two-year-old crop have been striking at 30% so far this term. With very little catching the eye in the way of opposition, 7/4 could turn out to be an extremely generous price!