Richard Pugh: Point-to point
Published 12/03/2011 | 05:00
David Kelly's Railway Vic should be noted at Horse & Jockey tomorrow, having made an encouraging debut at Durrow. Andy Slattery's Italian Legace in the confined race and Micro Mission in the mares maiden both look solid.
At Belclare, Paul Gilligan's Durrow gamble Phar From A Friend will look to follow up in the winners race, while Skys The Limit looks assured of success in the open. Michael Hourigan can take the mares maiden with Zakhariyna.
At Lingstown, Lord Nellerie should continue his good run over banks if he does not travel to Cheltenham instead, while Herecomestherain may be best in the opener unless the Willie Mullins-trained Bowfinger returns to form here. Just Published stands out in the last race, having run well at Tinahely last time.
At Cloyne, Wilcos Celt for John O'Shaughnessy could double his tally in the winners race. In the geldings maiden, Level Spirit stands out. The Mares Open can go to Hansel Monday, which was running well at Dromahane before falling; her danger will be Dr Doocey.
Number Of The Week
5 Last year there were five former Irish pointers who won at the Cheltenham Festival -- Imperial Commander, Peddlers Cross, Great Endeavour, Copper Bleu and A New Story -- and another strong team is likely to head to Cheltenham next week.
Horse To Follow
Saint Roque looks high class for Liam Burke and Walter Connors. This impressive Dromahane winner is a half-brother to Kazal and Quito De La Roque and seems to have as much ability as this pair at least at this stage in his career.
Skys The Limit looks to be absolute banker material in Belclare in the Open tomorrow, while at Lingstown Herecomestherain has solid form in the opener.
North Galway, at Belclare 2.0
Premier, at Horse & Jockey 1.30
Killinick, at Lingstown 1.0
Cloyne, at Cloyne 1.30