Daryl Carter's Tips: Trustyourinstinct and take on short-priced Naas fav

Daryl Carter.
Daryl Carter has one selection on Sunday.

Daryl Carter has one selection on Sunday, looks to Ireland for his best bet, and says to take on the short-priced Juvenile Filly...

  • O'Brien's Juvenile caught the eye last time

  • Ideal conditions to take a step forward

  • Useful on the flat and can get off the mark over hurdles

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  • 13:25 Naas - Back Trustyourinstinct @ 4/15.00 1pt

    It might be worth taking a slight chance on Joseph O'Brien's Trustyourinstinct - 4/15.00 on the Betfair Sportsbook - who should be all the better for his first run over obstacles at Fairyhouse in what has turned out to be a deep race.

    The four-year-old was formerly very smart on the flat in three starts, and he was entitled to need his first outing after a gelding operation and having been off the track for 177 days. He put in an encouraging performance, having been given a mountain to do from the rear of the field in a steady run race, but loomed up at two out only to fade late, likely at the expense of his free-going nature, lack of fitness and making his move too early.

    Still, it was an eye-catching performance, particularly given the winner and runner-up were thrown into Grade 2 company on their previous outings. The third is an impressive winner since. The well-held fifth from that race was a narrow second to Bottler'secret on the flat in October, and that one just might need the experience today.

    Trustyourinstinct showed he had a good future in this sphere, and there's undoubtedly a bigger performance in him as his latest outing screamed that he was being taught his trade. With that experience under his belt, he can take the scalp of today's short-priced favourite, who is flattered by her rating, having won poor races in Britain the last twice.

    Woodhoo only just clung on at Down Royal in November, and a line through the runner-up there suggests the selection may not have as much to find as the "rating" suggests. I am happy to play at 4/15.00 or bigger.

    13:25 Naas - Back Trustyourinstinct @ 4/15.00

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DARYL CARTER'S P/L

2024 P/L = Next update (monthly) March 1st

2024 P/L = +29.38 ROI 33.59%

BSP P/L = +9.5 ROI 10.89%

DARYL'S P/L HISTORY

2021 P/L = +187pts 12% ROI

2022 P/L = + 137.1pts ROI 8.72% +22.7pts BSP 1.44% ROI

2023 P/L = +112.63pts ROI 8.86% +99.4pts BSP 7.84% ROI

2023 P/L (Incl ante) Total = +146.63 ROI 11.5%

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