Wednesday 26 April 2017

Levins Complicit in giving you winner

John Levins will hope to get back to winning ways with Complicit in tonight's Bulmers Apprentice Handicap (stock photo)
John Levins will hope to get back to winning ways with Complicit in tonight's Bulmers Apprentice Handicap (stock photo)

Johnny Ward

John Levins is without a winner since early October but can end the drought in tonight's Bulmers Apprentice Handicap with Complicit.

Quite a sharp trainer, he has had the six-year-old for eight runs since he was purchased out of the Paul Cole stable. On two occasions he has been eye-catching, off 84 at the Curragh last August and most recently at Dundalk. His mark is now down to 68.

Complicit has been running over a five-furlong distance no longer adequate in recent months. Massive positives are the trip and Donagh O'Connor riding for the first time.

How will the same trip suit Alfredo Arcano in the Horse First Supplements Race? Connections will be thrilled at how uncompetitive this is. He may last it out to get the better of Fizzy Friday.

There is little depth to the Fyffes Maiden too. Sebastian Bach can collect if running to the pick of his juvenile efforts, though the artificial surface is an unknown.

The return of Pique Sous in the ASM Chartered Accountants Race is one of the talking-points of the card. However, he has no easy task against the in-form Winter Lion now.

The Sevens Cabs & Coach Hire Fillies Maiden is a poor contest. Jim Bolger's White Lotus is rated a modest 63 and is now a five-year-old but she should run her race at least.

One of the more appealing bets of the night at likely prices is Khabaray in the Ever Kleen Contract Cleaners Handicap. Though he has been a bit frustrating, the drop back to a mile appears a good move and rookie trainer Richard O'Brien is making an excellent impression.

The divided race tonight is the McGeough's Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk Handicap. Rubenesque is appealing at a big price in the first, what would be a really rare winner on the Flat for stallion Getaway. War Goddess is rock-solid in the second.

Irish Independent

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