Friday 20 April 2018

Watching brief

With a theoretical 17lb in hand following his Killarney stroll last Monday, Inis Meain was entitled to follow up in the manner that he did at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Still, the way that he strides out once asked to go about his business is striking, and he will continue to be of interest wherever he goes next.

He has the option of lumping a big weight off a 14lb higher mark at Tipperary on Tuesday, while a hurdle rating of 117 might yet prove to be extremely lenient.

Having won in style over flights at Thurles in February, he then failed to make an impression in two further starts. In the meantime, however, he has clearly improved, and you can be sure that Denis Hogan will place him to good advantage when the time comes.

Irish Independent

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