Today’s horse racing preview comes from 2 meetings, with selections from Sandown and Leopardstown, where we have two pattern races to get involved with.
15.05 Sandown – Longlines Irish Champions weekends EBF Stallions Star Stakes (Listed) (7f)
Mark Johnston’s Cape Bunting misses a Group 3 contest in Ireland to appear in this lesser graded contest this afternoon. The unbeaten juvenile has been impressive on both starts and looks open to more improvement after her Musselburgh win.
Billsdon Brook has progressed with every run, she eased away to a facile success at Kempton last time out, but she is still looking for her first turf win, however I feel she will become a nice three-year-old and will run her race once more.
Tajannus returns to conditions that saw her win a competitive novice stakes at Newmarket, but she will be up against a good field here.
Cape Bunting : 4pt win @ SP (BOG)
18.55 Leopardstown – Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes (Group 3) (7f)
I liked the attitude of how Easter Lily went to win over course and distance two weeks ago. She looks a nice example of a Galileo filly who will come more forward as the season progresses.
Ballydoyle are also represented here with Happily who beat Shalailah quiet comfortably at the Curragh last month. She is another Galileo progeny; Ryan Moore prefers her over the selection.
Dermot Welds interesting newcomer here is Betsey Trotter who sees a race course for the first time this evening. She is by Camancho out of inourthoughts. Interesting to see any support on debut.
Easter Lily : 1pt Win @ SP (BOG)
19.30 Leopardstown – Japan Race Association Tyros Stakes (Group 3) (7f)
I would like to think Ger Lyons Would Be King can still improve after three solid runs, her one and three-quarter lengths behind Gustav Klimt is very hot form and is the one to beat here.
Berkley Square and The Pentagon both have to be respected from a strong yard. Ryan Moore prefers the latter who showed a good attitude to win at The Curragh in facile fashion, her biggest assignment to date and probably the danger to the selection.
Would Be King : 2pt Win @ SP (BOG)
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