Tuesday 21 November 2017

Ligeti can follow up for O'Brien team

The winning margin was narrow but Ligeti did not seem fully extended. (Stock photo)
The winning margin was narrow but Ligeti did not seem fully extended. (Stock photo)

Johnny Ward

Connor King gave Ligeti an extremely confident ride at Dundalk in winning last Friday and he can follow up tonight.

Ana O'Brien takes over the ride this evening on the son of Rip Van Winkle, which was King's first winner for his boss Joseph O'Brien. The winning margin was narrow but Ligeti did not seem fully extended. His pedigree is a positive with a view to the distance in tonight's Ready Mixed Concrete Handicap. He gets the nap vote and has already been well-backed.

The Anglo Printers Handicap is the feature. Though he continues to frustrate, blinkers might be the making of Shannon Soul, which is given one more chance. He has more than enough ability to win off this rating. Damien English, who has had a superb winter series, provides two live threats in Tribal Path and Geological.

It is more than a little unexpected that Chesnut Fire contests the Esther McGahon, McGuinness & Co. Solicitors, Dundalk Claiming Race. Regardless of where he calls home tomorrow morning, he should win this.

The Elusive Pimpernel Fillies Maiden can go to his stablemate Zinat, with Pat Smullen taking the ride for the Aga Khan - a theme of the winter series.

Jon Ess can provide Conor O'Dwyer with a win in the Elusive Pimpernel Median Auction Maiden, what would be the stable's first winner since June.

Seaforth takes the eye in the CBE Handicap. Rated 84 once for John Murphy, he is now at 58 for John Feane, finding five furlongs inadequate last time. Black Label is pretty solid in the Monasterboice Inn Apprentice Handicap, while Serefeli can provide Smullen with another winner in the Ready Mixed Concrete Handicap.

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