Sport Horse Racing

Sunday 19 November 2017

Bainne looks like cream of the crop

Charlie Swan: can score with Bainne
Charlie Swan: can score with Bainne

Thomas Kelly

BAINNE bids to continue her hot streak in the Fillies Handicap this evening.

The Charlie Swan-trained three-year-old has won two of her past three starts, most recently at Cork last Sunday, where she made most to beat Beau Satchel by a length and three-quarters.

A daughter of Strategic Prince, Bainne is burdened with a 5lb penalty but she won in good style at Cork and might just have a bit more to give yet.

Dermot Weld sends a strong team to the meeting, starting with Ealain Aibrean in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Maiden.

Although slightly disappointing the last two times, the Excellent Art filly began her career with two good silver medals and has the edge in experience against these rivals.

Thriller is interesting in opposition as she lowers her sights after a couple of Listed events.

Another Weld representative likely to prove very popular with punters is Show Court, which lines up for the Pet Stop Discount Warehouse And Fuel Centre Carraroe Sligo Race.

The four-year-old was beaten a little more than a length in a valuable Curragh handicap last month and comes out best at the weights on official ratings.

Spirit Of Concorde represents the Rosewell House handler in the closing Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and looks a leading contender following three good efforts in defeat so far.

He faces some interesting rivals in the shape of Modista, which stayed on well for second over a mile and a half once the penny dropped on his debut, and Gerdago, which only went down by a head over further at Tipperary recently.

Irish Independent

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