Speed Boy: aiming for a primary win since February 2017

Patrick McCann

3.10 Naas
O’Driscoll O’Neil Handicap Chase
| 2m4f | 5yo+ | ITV4/RTV

Boy drops again in travel

It’s not slightly Mo Farah pitching up in opposition to Usain Bolt in a 100m dash, however Speed Boy faces a miles sharper check than in his earlier two outings.

The William Murphy-trained ten-year-old used to be final observed within the 3m5f Porterstown Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse, a race received by means of Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup favorite Presenting Percy in 2017, and prior to that he fell within the Cork Grand Nationwide over the similar travel when nonetheless in rivalry on the second-last.

Speed Boy has a mile much less to run, however will that further emphasis on velocity see him declare a primary luck since February 2017?

Drop at school for Nellie

Nellie Pledge used to be final observed seeking to stay tabs at the prolific Camelia De Cotte in a Grade 2 mares’ chase at Thurles final month, so she’s going to undoubtedly revel in her go back to a handicap off a mark of 114.

Her final look in a handicap used to be a profitable one. That used to be at Navan final month when she made a mockery of a mark of 102 in a 3m handicap chase.

She is 12lb upper now however numerous punters will really feel she may deal with the upward thrust.

Nellie Pledge: down at school after locking horns with Camelia De Cotte

Alain Barr

Scoir objectives for first win since 2016

You must move all of the as far back as October 2016 for Scoir Mear’s most up-to-date luck ­– a handicap hurdle at Galway off a mark of 113.

Alternatively, the nine-year-old has some cracking efforts in scorching contests to his title so it could be no marvel will have to he finish that drought over a travel his instructor thinks he will have to blossom at.


What the remainder say

William Murphy, instructor of Speed Boy
I’d love a drop extra rain as his easiest runs have come on cushy flooring, perhaps even heavy. This would possibly smartly be his easiest travel, even though I’d like to run him on heavy over a travel as he is going the similar velocity it doesn’t matter what the bottom.

Tom Mullins, instructor of Scoir Mear 
It’s a pity he neglected final weekend however the flooring used to be too fast. He’s ended up right here and we expect he’s in excellent shape.

Gordon Elliott, instructor of Roaring Bull
He’s changing into a disappointing horse. He made heavy sufficient climate of profitable his newcomers’ chase at Fairyhouse on New 12 months’s Day after which used to be smartly overwhelmed on his handicap chase debut at Thurles final month. He used to be slightly a succesful type as a hurdler however has but to achieve that degree as a chaser and he’ll have to depart the type of his final run smartly in the back of to make an impact right here.

 

Paul Nolan, instructor of Extraordinary Genius
He’s been lovely constant. He’s received two times in Tramore so perhaps that’s his monitor. He appears to be a excellent jumper and will have to run a decent race.

Philip Rothwell, instructor of Runyon Rattler and Marakoush
Runyon Rattler is in nice from and will have to run smartly. Marakoush wishes an terrible lot of rain. He’s became a nook however wishes heavy flooring to be at his easiest.


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