Friday 19 April 2019

'Native' looks the Laurels value bet

The afternoon meeting at Tralee today, this evening's meeting at Thurles and tomorrow's afternoon meeting at Mullingar have been cancelled (stock picture)
The afternoon meeting at Tralee today, this evening's meeting at Thurles and tomorrow's afternoon meeting at Mullingar have been cancelled (stock picture)

Michael Fortune

With the exception of Shelbourne Park and Dundalk, all the other evening meetings will delay their start by one hour this evening due to the high temperatures.

The afternoon meeting at Tralee today, this evening's meeting at Thurles and tomorrow's afternoon meeting at Mullingar have been cancelled.

The quarter-final stage  of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels at Curraheen is the headline meeting and the third heat promises to be the race of the night.

Three of the top five in the betting, Native Chimes, Rockybay Foley and Bakery Lane will do battle while heat winner Churchfield Der is also in the line-up.

The dash to the bend should involve Rockybay Foley and Bakery Lane and it could well set up a lovely run on the inside rail for the big-finishing, Johnny O'Sullivan-trained Native Chimes.

Best bet of the round from a perfect trap draw in six can be the Francie Murray-trained Titus Spirit in Heat 1 while the fancies in the other heats are Pat Guilfoyle's Cabra Angel and Pat Buckley's Nice Mystery.

Shelbourne racegoers will have a real treat with the semi-finals of the Champion Open 550 as well as the full Inter Track service from the Laurels meeting.

Buckley's Droopys Biker can make a real Derby statement in the first semi against Slippy Cian and Cash Is King while Larry Dunne's Slippery Jade is the choice in the second.

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