'Bull run' can bolt in at Harold's Cross
Published 23/09/2016 | 02:30
Winner of the Texacloth Juvenile two weeks ago and impressive first round winner of the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby at Harold's Cross last Friday, Bull Run Bolt can continue on his merry winning ways in Heat 5 of the second round of the puppy classic this evening.
Pat Norris has this dog razor-sharp at the moment and as the solitary seeded runner he has a charmed draw in this contest. There are dangers aplenty, particularly Bockos Twirl and his new kennel companion Velvet Blaze, which has been bought by Pat Buckley on behalf of English trainer Kevin Hutton who will take over the dog following this event. Bull Run Bolt rates the nap selection.
Last week Bull Run Bolt only caught the Buckley-trained Droopys Wilbury in the final strides but Wilbury will have benefited from that experience and looks a serious operator. He has a tough draw in Heat 2 where he will meet two kennel companions, Droopys Smasher and Lenson Rambo. All three have real prospects but Toolmaker Scot is another fancied dog in this contest. A hesitant vote goes to Droopys Wilbury.
This has the makings of a high-class Juvenile Derby and some new names will burst on the scene this evening with the experience of last week behind them. Among those that can show most improvement are Jaytee Charlie, Ballymac Tomasso, Whoops Jack and Deanridge Milano.
Also tonight the final of the Langton Hotel Derby will be run at Kilkenny and Me Phat Daddy looks the likely winner from what appears to be a great draw.