Weld can strike with double at 'The Junction'
By the standards we've come to expect, it has been a bit quieter than normal so far, but Dermot Weld's season can ease into the next gear at Tipperary this evening, WRITES JOHNNY WARD.
Weld can take the opener with Dabulena, by the classy stallion Siyouni. This filly made a promising start to her career at Cork.
Stable ally Ezanak is a hopeful choice in the rated race, despite having a fair bit to find with Motherland, which has not run so far this season.
Stamina may be an issue for Weld's Haripour in the mile-and-half maiden, preference here for Venice Beach, now wearing cheekpieces and having run sound races on both starts for Ballydoyle.
Weld has a rare jumps runner in the two-mile maiden hurdle, a trappy heat. But JP McManus' Timing'severything is a hopeful choice on his return to action, with Mark Walsh in the saddle ahead of what will be a busy Punchestown festival for the rider in Barry Geraghty's absence.
The handicap hurdle over that distance provides the nap selection in the mare Killahara Castle, trained in Holycross. There was little to find problematic in either of her Wexford seconds over the past five weeks.
Foxearth is a hopeful pick in the staying maiden for Henry de Bromhead, though Getaway Kid is feared given the form Noel Meade was in at Fairyhouse in recent days.
Joseph O'Brien may have a well-weighed mare in Delayed Eloquence, which is taken to land the finale, in which stablemate So Sorry Sarah also partakes.