Sport Horse Racing

Friday 28 April 2017

Choose me right choice

Legendary horseman Martin Molony is honoured at his local Limerick track with the latest renewal of a Listed race over an extended 11 furlongs, which shares the domestic spotlight this evening with a jumps card at Down Royal, WRITES DAMIEN McELROY.

In the absence of Gallinule Stakes runner-up Bobbyscot, Kevin Prendergast can take the Martin Molony Stakes prize with joint top weight Choose Me, which led in the pack behind Irish Derby-bound Carraiglawn at the Curragh a fortnight ago.

Declan McDonogh should initiate a double when Andy Slattery's An Saighdiur makes his turf debut with a favourite's chance in the opening maiden.

John Oxx's O'Bella Ballerina has the form to belatedly get off the mark in the Croom House Stud Maiden confined to fillies, while Gemstone (Grant Thornton Race) can boost Sean Levey's fine strike-rate for Ballydoyle.

Gordon Elliott's expanding mixed team continue in excellent heart and the Trim handler has another fancied crew in action at Down Royal in association with Paul Carberry, who could take the opening hurdles on Riverscape and Final Day.

Irish Independent

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