Tuesday 26 September 2017

'Bluebird' favourite for Dundalk prize

Bubbly Bluebird is the 2/1 favourite by BoyleSports for the Racing Post Dundalk International (stock photo)
Bubbly Bluebird is the 2/1 favourite by BoyleSports for the Racing Post Dundalk International (stock photo)
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

Paul Young's Bubbly Bluebird has been made the 2/1 favourite by BoyleSports for the Racing Post Dundalk International to be run next Wednesday. Bubbly Bluebird had the slow-starting Droopys Wilbury behind him when winning the Anglo Irish Invitation at Towcester.

Paul Hennessy's 2016 English Derby champion Jaytee Jet is second favourite at 10/3 with Good News at 7/2 along with Droopys Wilbury, Droopys Acrobat at 5/1 and Murrys Act the 10/1 outsider.

The stayers take centre stage at Shelbourne Park this evening in the Gain Corn Cuchulainn and Ger Kiely's defending champion Airmount Tess (9.40) contests Heat 4 and will be fancied to lead home old rival Jaytee Patriot.

Liam Dowling's Ballymac Sarahjo (9.25) is a newcomer to six bends in Heat 3 and can thrive over the new distance, while the concluding Heat 5 can go to Peter Cronin's Frankies Lady at the expense of Jaytee Charlie.

The final of the Kerry Group Hospital Stake at Tralee looks a match between Owen McKenna's Dumas and Niamh McKenna & Ally O'Connor's Pennylane Lucky.

Irish Independent

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