The Christmas racing bonanza continues today, highlighted today at Leopardstown where we have three selections, backed up by a couple at Doncaster and Limerick. Fingers crossed a few of these can run very well....
1.30 - Nightfly E/w 13/2 generally, double stakes
2.30 - Ivanovich Gorbatov E/w 20/1 generally
Nightfly - Well bred mare who gets a handy 7lb allowance in this company. She’s yet to show her best but has the ability to contest here if she can improve on the two hurdles starts to date.
The Rory Story - A good looking fella who ran well in a decent maiden the last day and with a little improvement on that effort, he can hit the frame today at a big price.
Our Duke - A lovely chasing prospect who really caught the eye last time out. He’s highly regard and I’m hopeful he can both stay this 3m trip and take the transition to Grade 1 company with a big run here.
Ivanovic Gorbatov - We were all-in on this fella for the Triumph and as much as I like him, you have to accept that Triumph horses do struggle in their second season. However, he is still a damned good horse. The step back to two miles going left-handed on decent ground is far more conducive to us seeing a little more of what he’s made of….all it’ll take is one or two of these to underperform and he could be bang on the premises under Davy Russell at a big price.
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