Sunday 22 July 2018

Frisky to overhaul Rafa in Comerford

The highlight of the Comerford action will be the clash of competition favourites Skywalker Rafa and Frisky Luck in the second heat. Photo: Stock Image
The highlight of the Comerford action will be the clash of competition favourites Skywalker Rafa and Frisky Luck in the second heat. Photo: Stock Image
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

The semi-finals of the Comerford Cakes Open 525 and the first round of the Gain Christmas Oaks provide racegoers with an excellent offering at Shelbourne tonight.

The highlight of the Comerford action will be the clash of competition favourites Skywalker Rafa and Frisky Luck in the second heat.

The presence of the likes of Coolavanny Sam and Ballymac Twitter further complicate the contest but the odds are that it will boil down to a battle between the early pace of Skywalker and the the power finish of Frisky Luck, who gets a hesitant vote,

Similarly, the big question in the first heat will concern Portmageewiseguy and his ability to last out the 525. He has sizzling early pace but is suspect on stamina and I will side with Gerry Melia's Next Stop Dublin to collar him on the run-in.

John McGee's Down The Green (8.12), winner of the Fitzpatrick Newbridge Oaks, may lead all the way in the first heat of the Gain Oaks.

Basrney Mooney has a good chance of a double with the litter sisters Vahsel Bay (8.42) and Mrs Chippy (8.57).

Race of the night could be the clash of Coolavanny Pet and Tibet (9.12), while Droopys Ant (9.27) looks like the best bet in Heat 6.

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