Kevin O’Malley is well known for his bets in maiden and novice races and on a quiet Thursday approaching a big weekend, he chips in with two double stakes Maiden Hurdle bets over in Clonmel...
This fine stamp of a 5yo by Duke Of Marmalade will do well over fences and is essentially a big, backward type that will improve with racing. He travelled notably well and bar missing the second last, jumped nicely too at Galway behind Felix Desjy, running to an RPR of 103 and a Topspeed figure of 78; which sets the standard for me in this moderate contest. The two horses that finished directly behind him have come out and ran well in respective races since and Margaret Mullins’ charge looks a likely improver. Smoking Gun may well be a different horse this season and worthy of his 11/8 favourite tag for for Joseph O'Brien, but he looks short enough to me and is worth taking on.
Castlebawn West looks the part on paper for a yard boasting a frightening record with runners at Clonmel, but the 5yo is penalised for winning a slowly run bumper here and looks short enough to me. Riverdene could do with the ground ease and there is some rain forecast for Clonmel, so hopefully the Tipperary track will see some of it. Eoin Griffin’s 7yo has been off a year but ran a cracker over 2m4f at Fairyhouse when last seen and a repeat of that effort - minus a few novicey jumps - would see him put it up to his younger market rivals under a solid amateur claiming 3lb.
All prices correct at the time of publication in the GG Tips Den, per the top/joint top prices available on the GG.CO.UK Racecards.
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