Thursday 21 September 2017

More than a glimmer of hope for Peace

Pat Smullen's mount has been placed in each of her last four starts
Pat Smullen's mount has been placed in each of her last four starts
Richard Forristal

Richard Forristal

Glimmer Of Peace warrants the nap vote for Willie McCreery's in-form stable at Leopardstown.

Pat Smullen's mount has been placed in each of her last four starts. She will line out in this evening's Bulmers Live six-furlong handicap having been dropped a pound to 67 for finishing second to Laganore in a Naas maiden three weeks ago.

That is a lenient move for an unexposed sort. Glimmer Of Peace had solid handicap form previously and looks weighted to win off 9st 2lb here.

In the Desmond Stakes, Ger Lyons' Convergence is arguably the most progressive in the field, but it is hard to get away from Ballydoyle's Cougar Mountain, which has smart Group One form.

A fine third to Solow in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, he didn't stay in the Eclipse and was far from disgraced when fifth to Solow in the Sussex Stakes, without going quite as close as he had done at Ascot.

If he runs to that level under Joseph O'Brien, he should win.

David Marnane's recent course winner Pullman Brown gets the nod to follow up for Connor King in the apprentices' race, while at Tramore Give Her Bach's chasing experience might stand to her in the opening beginners' contest.

Pat Cronin's mare ran well when third at Wexford in June and a reproduction of that performance might suffice.

Irish Independent

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