Monday 29 May 2017

Mouse has 'Cause' for high hopes at Galway

Trainer Mouse Morris can strike in the SANSERV Rated Novice Steeplechase with Just Cause. Picture: Sportsfile
Trainer Mouse Morris can strike in the SANSERV Rated Novice Steeplechase with Just Cause. Picture: Sportsfile

Johnny Ward

Galway's jumps offering tomorrow has something of a summer meeting feel to it, even though we near November.

Mouse Morris, whose status as a Galwegian is seldom mentioned, is proud of his roots and can strike in the best race of the day, the SANSERV Rated Novice Steeplechase, with Just Cause.

Gigginstown's horse has not won a race as yet over fences, so he gets weight off three of his six rivals. A pretty useful hurdler, his second to Lieutenant Colonel at Gowran rates high-class form in the context of this race; if that rival were running, he would be strong favourite.

Peoples Park will be feared if the money comes for him, as it did when he hacked up when last seen at Ballinrobe 181 days back.

The nap selection is in the first race. Presenting Percy was a tad disappointing here in a maiden last time but this is weaker on paper and he could have the measure of the dark one, the McManus-owned Canelie.

Gigginstown has a big player in Potters Point in the other maiden hurdle and his first win since leaving Willie Mullins should be a winning one.

Wexford's offering is quite attractive and the mares' hurdle has a touch of class about it, Golden Flowerpower the pick under Jonathan Moore, a Model County native now based in Britain.

Slemish can make all in the Casey Cattle Slats Maiden Hurdle, while No Dice may find the luckless Call Me Magic too strong in the maiden chase.

Irish Independent

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