Friday 20 October 2017

Supreme facing stern Newbridge test

Misty Supreme faces a potentially tricky assignment in the second round of the Texacloth Juvenile Trophy (stock photo)
Misty Supreme faces a potentially tricky assignment in the second round of the Texacloth Juvenile Trophy (stock photo)
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

Newbridge again takes centre stage tonight when the second round of the Texacloth Juvenile Trophy will help to unravel the pecking order among the younger generation of trackers.

Star of the first round was Misty Supreme, which is owned and trained by Kerryman John Hourihan, but he faces a potentially tricky assignment in the first of the four heats.

His early pace earned him the first-bend lead last week and he raced home in a fast time. He has to clear the likes of Holycross Lad, Right Half Back and Market Brexit to the corner this time and it won't be easy.

The second heat could be the race of the night, with Paul Scally's bitch Cabra Angel tipped to make full use of her inside draw and get the better of Falcon Bay, Frisky Luck and Cash Is King.

Lemon Donald, owned by Tom Lennon and Colin Rafter, is the likely winner of Heat 3 but keep an eye out for the well-drawn Boleys Fella which was noted finishing fast last time and is likely to represent value.

The Marie Gilbert-trained Vintage Year has the early pace to lead in Heat 4 and she can be followed home by Shewhodareswins and Crinkill Jake.

Kilkenny hosts the first-round heats of the Langton's Hotel Derby and Jaytee Denver could be the best bet.

There is a change in the Galway schedule. There will be racing at the track tonight but there will be no racing tomorrow or the following Saturday (September 9).

Racing will be staged at the track on Thursday and Friday nights next week.

Irish Independent

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