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Davy and Biker the Kirby Memorial fancies

Droopys Davy and Droopys Biker remain the favourites in advance of this evening’s third-round heats in the Kirby Memorial at Limerick (stock picture)
Droopys Davy and Droopys Biker remain the favourites in advance of this evening’s third-round heats in the Kirby Memorial at Limerick (stock picture)
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

Kennel companions Droopys Davy and Droopys Biker remain the favourites in advance of this evening's third-round heats in the €80,000-to-the-winner Kirby Memorial at Limerick.

The Droopys runners are trained by Pat Buckley, who is responsible for four of the remaining contenders. The Cappawhite trainer gave a positive report on his runners, saying: "They are in great form so far and I couldn't be happier with them. Hopefully they will maintain their impressive running."

Droopys Biker (9.31) is fancied to win the first heat from kennel companion Pennylane Masara, while Droopys Davy (10.16) should lead all the way against Chespirito and Da Head Hunter in Heat 3.

The fancied Minor Mike and Doggy McDogface have been withdrawn from their heats, and these contests may go to Robert Gleeson's Toolmaker Maxwel (10.01) and Paul Hennessy's new acquisition Jaytee Taylor (10.31).

Buckley should also win the final of the All Pet Supplies Irish Cesarewitch at Mullingar, and it would be no surprise if he has a 1-2 courtesy of Droopys Dargle (9.33) and Javielenko.

Graham Holland's Rural Aloha (8.57) was a revelation in last week's Healthcare & Transport Services Puppy Oaks heats and she should be on the mark in the first heat this evening.

Buckley has a formidable 1-2 in Heat 2 and Nice Mystery and Flat White could well give him a 1-2, while Noel Browne's Coolavanny Dream (9.27) looks ideally drawn in trap one in the third heat.

While on the subject of the females the reigning queen Forest Natalee will have an Oaks prep at Shelbourne this evening.

Irish Independent

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