Thursday 19 April 2018

Point-To-Point

POINT-TO-POINT

Kilfeacle has produced nice horses in the past. First Lieutenant and Azorian are some recent winners which have gone on to better things, so there is sure to be much interest in the maiden races tomorrow.

In the opening five-year-old maiden, Colin McKeever could score with Brownville, which pulled up last time, but his best form would see him go close here and the yard took a similar contest last weekend.

Philip Fenton's Castle Connell was a close second last week and if he has fully recovered could take the six-year-old maiden.

Eoghan O'Grady's Headford Flyer returns to points following a successful time on the track and can take the open, while Cyril Larkin's Our Girl Elle has been third on each of her last two starts and has the experience to win here.

At Aghabullogue, Dan Doyle can saddle the opener with The Bosses Sister, which has been placed on her last two starts.

The highlight of the card will be the return to action of Oscar Delta. Desperately unlucky not to win last season's Cheltenham Foxhunters, he will be hoping this is a step along the way for the 2014 renewal for Jimmy Mangan.

Tom Busteed's Buster Dan Dan was disappointing last time but if he can reproduce the form which saw him finish third on his previous outing, he could take beating in the five and six-year-old geldings' maiden. In the last race Paurick O'Connor saddles Euro Court, which has the benefit of a run over some of his main rivals this season.

NUMBER OF THE WEEK

10 Thirty-six horses were entered this week for the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup and of those 10 are former Irish Pointers -- Al Ferof, Boston Bob, First Lieutenant, Dedigout, Last Instalment, Monbeg Dude, Mount Benbulben, Rocky Creek, Teaforthree and Wayward Prince.

HORSE TO FOLLOW

Carrigmoorna Rock was an impressive winner at Templenacarriga last Sunday for Robert Tyner and has the makings of a decent mare.

WEEKEND SELECTION

Cork Citizen was third in a Hunter Chase at Limerick over Christmas and is engaged at both meetings on Sunday. Wherever Eugene O'Sullivan chooses to run this fellow, he will take a lot of beating.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Tomorrow

Scarteen at Kilfeacle 12.30

Muskerry at Aghabullogue 12.30

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