Timeform suggest two bets at Downpatrick and one at Dundalk on Friday...
"Pat Garrett was clear and still travelling well in first-time blinkers when taking that fall and, though it’s a slight concern as to how he will come out of that race, he has obvious claims in this event..."
Romeo Is Bleeding is taken to gain reward for his consistency of late in Downpatrick's 16:30. Bose Ikard is likely to build on his recent hurdling debut fourth and is an obvious threat, with Colin McBratney's Butney Boy also making the shortlist. The selection has finished in the places on four of his last five starts in maiden hurdles, putting up a good effort when second at Tramore last time, and this could finally be his day.
Pat Garrett (18:05) would surely have gone close to breaking his chasing duck when crashing out at the second last at Ballinrobe on Tuesday, and he looks sure to make another bold bid if none the worse for that mishap. Alright Benny and Blue Dynasty make the most appeal of the remainder. Pat Garrett, was clear and still travelling well in first-time blinkers when taking that fall and, though it's a slight concern as to how he will come out of that race, he has obvious claims in this event if it hasn't left a mark.
Manuka and Shalaman have been models of consistency in recent months, and look the ones to concentrate on in Dundalk's 20:20, the former taken to belatedly break his duck. Fairylike is another to consider, while Kims Dream also should be in the mix. Manuka, trained by Johnny Murtagh, gave his running when hitting the frame for the tenth time in a row at Tramore last month, beaten only a nose into second by Moveable Asset, and there is no reason why he won't put up a bold show once more.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
Back Romeo Is Bleeding in the 16:30 at Downpatrick
Back Pat Garrett in the 18:05 at Downpatrick
Back Manuka in the 20:20 at Dundalk
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