Tuesday 12 November 2019

Bank on Skywalker Farloe's finishing burst


Michael Fortune

BANKER bet of the night at Shelbourne is Frances O'Donnell's Skywalker Farloe (10.0) in the third heat of the Easter Cup.

With Atitboy likely to lead up on the fence, Skywalker will need to clear Atitboy's kennel companion Blenhiem Tricks on the bends before launching his massive finishing burst, which can carry him to victory.

Fastest first-round winner Tyrur Sugar Ray (9.30) can make his ideal trap one draw work in his favour in a competitive opening heat.

While Clipper Carlton will be a rank outsider, the other four runners will all come in for strong support. The likelihood is that Cabra Buck can lead but Sugar Ray can be second into the back straight before unleashing his winning run.

If Neilus O'Connell's early-paced Riptide Movement (9.45) can clear Isabels Boy by the second bend, he should take all the beating in Heat 2, but the big finish of Skywalker Legend will also be a huge factor.

The final heat could see Jerry Melia's Greenwell Hulk (10.15) go off shorter odds than is value but the massively built tracker has awesome pace from halfway and can pick up the likes of Star Ace and Glenanore Dancer.

The pups will provide the thrills at Limerick, where the Rosemary Price-trained Deanridge Pennys (8.12) can justify his place at the top of the market in the opening heat. Ivy Hill Prince can lead him but Deanridge is very strong home.

The other big fancy for outright honours is Vans Viking (9.40), and Graham Holland's young star can make full use of his draw to remain unbeaten at the expense of El Salvador.

Others worth noting are Crokers Champ (7.58), Redwood Mick (8.25), Borneo (9.25) and Vulturi (10.25).

Kieran Lynch's Burnt Twice (8.43) can win the Kudos Supersprint final at Curraheen Park, where Moss O'Connor's College Maybe (9.43) is a banker in a heat of the Hennerty Sales Cork Oaks.

Ollie Bray's Royal Diva (9.25) and Holland's Sidarian Lisa (9.55) can score in the Gain Feeds Cesarewitch heats at Mullingar, and it'll be a case of spotting the stars in the Unraced Bitch at Newbridge.

Saturday Yankee

Redwood Mick 8.25 Limerick

Tyrur Sugar Ray 9.30 Shelbourne

Skywalker Farloe 10.0 Shelbourne

Vulturi 10.25 Limerick

€7,500 Jackpot

The Pick 7 Jackpot at Shelbourne will be guaranteed to €7,500, and it will operate from the third to the ninth race.

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