Wednesday 26 September 2018

Engles Rock primed to end wait for victory at Roscommon

Trainer Jessica Harrington. Photo: Barry Cregg/Sportsfile
Trainer Jessica Harrington. Photo: Barry Cregg/Sportsfile

Thomas Kelly

Engles Rock could finally open her account in the latest leg of the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race Series at Roscommon this evening.

The Mark McNiff-trained filly has filled the runner-up spot three times, including on the opening day of the turf season at Naas, and she came home well last time at Galway, behind Hermosa.

The Excelebration juvenile handles soft ground well and is fancied to reverse previous course form with Kestrel Prince - especially with 7lb claimer Sean Davis in the saddle.

Fozzy Stack's last three runners have all won, which bodes well for the prospects of Shifting Strategy in the Murray Ambulance Maiden.

The Choisir gelding ran with credit twice at the Galway Festival and appears to have found a good opportunity in this seven-furlong event, with blinkers fitted for the first time.

Jessica Harrington is enjoying a golden year with her Flat team, and Invincible Karma looks the one to beat in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

Shane Foley's mount takes a big drop in class after contesting the Railway Stakes last time, and can beat Vocatus and Calorific.

The Eurona BriskNet Handicap has been divided to form an eight-race card and Foley has bright prospects of completing a double with Curragh maiden winner Tough Spirit in division two.

Dermot Weld and Declan McDonogh should combine to land the Londis Roscommon Maiden with Crecerelle.

Irish Independent

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