Thursday 19 October 2017

Hellofaniceguy can shine for Elliott

Richard Pugh

GORDON ELLIOTT'S Onehellofaniceguy stands out in the opening four-year old maiden as Maralin stages the final northern meeting until January 19.

This would be a tonic for the yard who lost top-class Open horse Backstage during the week.

David Christie has the ever-consistent Maple Mons in the mares maiden and she should finally have her day here, while he will be hoping to double up in the Open on Slippers Percy and continue his good start to the season.

Davy From Milan has some decent track form for Eoin Doyle and could take the beating in the winners race, while Shane Donohue's Liars Poker was going well in Roscommon before falling three out and will be looking to make amends here.

In Ballingarry tomorrow the opening four-year-old maiden gives John Ryan's Draycott Place an opportunity to open his account. He has run well on each of this three starts and looks set to claim the win here.

Caballo Sin Nombre was second last time on her debut at Grennan for Conor Casey and is fancied to take the mares maiden.

Joncol will be the star attraction for racegoers if Paul Nolan lets his former top chaser line up for his first point-to-point since winning a maiden at Ballindenisk as a four -year-old.

NUMBER OF THE WEEK

1 Up-and-coming sire Arcadio had his first winner at Ballinaboola on Sunday. Orbys Man for Colin Bowe quickened impressively off a slow early pace and jumped well, giving positive signs for the Artic Tack-based stallion.

HORSE TO FOLLOW

Andy Slattery's Cliff Lane was impressive in winning by a wide margin at Kinsale last weekend. The son of Scorpion has a high cruising speed and can develop into a decent staying chaser with a big future.

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