Monday 18 December 2017

Flynn's filly looks streets ahead of Tipp rivals

Richard Forristal

Richard Forristal

PAT FLYNN'S Right Up My Street appeals as one of the more robust options on what is a pretty tame Flat spread at Tipperary this afternoon.

Successful on her June debut at Tramore, the 74-rated Clodovil filly has run just twice since, finishing a respectable fourth off a mark of 75 at Roscommon on her latest outing in July. She is no world-beater, but won't need to be to win today's opening claimer under Ian Queally.

Of Right Up My Street's eight rivals, only the exposed Kentra has a superior mark, and Flynn's runner is well in at the weights, which are determined by the price tag put on each horse's head. When you factor in Queally's 10lb claim, Right Up My Street is nap material.

Ger Lyons' Campestral Scene could be one of the selection's main dangers, and the Co Meath handler's only other representative at the Limerick Junction venue is expected to win.

He saddles Safe Home in the 12-furlong handicap, which is by far the most interesting race.

Placere, Vasanta Navaratri, Heirloom, Convocate and Tri Na Ceile all bring winning form to the table. Having accounted for two subsequent winners and seconds at Leopardstown, Dermot Weld's Convocate is the form horse, but Safe Home is possibly more progressive.

A winner at Gowran Park on his debut in April, he was a commendable fifth there on his handicap bow behind Manalapan. He should be more streetwise off the same mark now, so it would be no surprise to see him shake things up under the excellent Colin Keane.

Aidan and Joseph O'Brien can take the final maiden for Ballydoyle with A Star Is Born, while David Marnane and David Wachman are other Tipperary-based handlers who could collect. Marnane's Aru Cha Cha is the one to beat in the nursery after being short-headed by Pillow at Down Royal, and Wachman's Amygdala has serious claims in the juvenile maiden.

Placed in each of her three starts to date, Wayne Lordan's mount has solid credentials against modest opposition.

Irish Independent

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