Sleeping Satellite a well-backed winner yesterday
Our multiple man is looking forward to seeing a good prospect in the Maiden Hurdle at 12:50
Alan Dudman has a 25/1 Sportsbook double for Tuesday in Ireland
The Big Doyen looks a fine prospect for Fahey
Back The Big Doyen @ 3.505/2 in the 12:50 at Punchestown
Another one-two with a first and second yesterday for the Monday double, although no qualms with Elnajmm's silver medal behind a smart sort for Roger Varian. We were on the right side of the well-backed Sleeping Satellite to add to the recent NHF Bumper form for the column.
Plenty of runners across two divisions for the 2m Maiden Hurdle, and I am keen to take on the Willie Mullins-trained Hunters Yarn in favour of The Big Doyen.
Peter Fahey trains the selection and the Kildare man enjoyed a stellar success on Sunday when winning the Troytown with The Big Dog. The pick looked a fine prospect when winning his first two starts in the Bumper sphere, including smashing his rivals under a penalty at Punchestown by 15L. Cool Survivor was in second that day for Gigginstown and was sent off odds-on, but The Big Doyen brushed him aside and fairly munched up the ground down the straight. Cool Survivor has won twice already this season over hurdles, including an easy Listed success recently.
As the name suggests, he is a big unit with a huge stride, and I do like the Doyen horses over jumps as they all seem to have a physical presence. He's another of my jumps' sires.
He ran against Facile Vega the following February and made his hurdling debut after a break recently at Fairyhouse. He was narrowly beaten behind Caldwell Diamond, and the pair had put 7L between them to the third and Caldwell Diamond held some previous smart form. Although I can't quite believe The Big Doyen didn't win that race earlier in the month.
He hit 1.21/5 in defeat, but it could have been fitness that was lacking at the end - especially in the soft conditions. He won't mind a return to slightly better ground today. He's a good jumper of a hurdle too and looked very efficient and low with a fine technique at Fairyhouse.
I rate him as a nice hurdling prospect this term.
Play it cool with progressive hurdler
Back Coolnacritta @ 9.08/1 in the 14:25 at Punchestown
It's another Fahey selection for the second pick, this time Mark, and his Coolnacritta looks a decent each-way bet for 2m Handicap Hurdle in quite an open-looking race.
He was progressive at a low level in 2021 which included a 4L win at Hexham in June on decent ground, and he absolutely bolted up for then-trainer Neil Mechie. He subsequently joined Mark Fahey and scored twice at Fairyhouse and Tramore - both on decent ground from marks of 93 and 98, but he travels well and could still be ahead of his mark even though he is up 10lb. And Hexham form travels well.
He has won over 2m2f and stays 2m4f, and there's scope down the line for a trip as he is related to the Scottish National winner Joes Edge.
All of his form is mostly on good ground, so I'll be hoping the dry forecast makes an impact.
October/November singles winners:
Sleeping Satellite 15/8 Won
Lifetime Ambition 9/1 Placed
Rebellious Gale 9/2 Placed
Lunar Discovery 2/1 Won
Favour And Fortune 11/2 Win and Place
Halsafari 9/1 Placed
Tagabawa 4/5 Won
Documenting 7/2 Won
I See You Well 17/2 Placed
Eva's Oskar 8/1 Placed
Sea Gifted 11/4 Won
Sweet Will 9/1 Won and Placed
Vaynor 7/4 Won
Magical Vision 10/1 Won and Placed
De Legislator 9/10 Won
Captain Quint 2/1 Won
Fiston Du Mou 5/2 Won
Rickety Gate 5/2 Won
Warren Point 9/4 Won
Pennymoor 17/2 Won and Placed
Tarhib 5/1 Won
Hoganville 3/1 Won
Sole Pretender 9/1 Placed R4
Maximilian Evens Won
Another Odyssey 5/4 Won
Magnetic North 16/1 Placed
Mr Alan 4/1 Won
Bright Diamond 13/2 Placed
Hurtle 2/1 Won
Good Impression 3/1 Won
Soft Whisper 2/1 Won