Former champion Colin Keane has been booked by French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget to partner Prix Ganay victor Sottsass in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
And Keane might kick-off today’s eight-race card in Navan on a winning note when he boards the Ger Lyons-trained filly Watercolormemories in the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction 2-y-0 Maiden.
Fourth to Fly Girl on debut at Leopardstown, this filly failed by a half-length to catch trail-blazing Diamond Eyes over course and distance last Saturday.
the Dragon Pulse filly is preferred to 94-rated but disappointing Dense Star and Wood Ranger.
the Joseph O’Brien- trained Baron Samedi impressed when casting home by 13 lengths at Down Royal last Friday and, under a mandatory 6lb penalty, will be expected to follow-up in the Market Square Handicap.
Bidding for a hat-trick and raised a massive 19lb for Friday’s win, the Baron is dropping back in trip which probably isn’t ideal.
But, with Dylan Brown-McMonagle claiming 7lb, he’ll be tough to beat.
Peter O’Hehir’s tips
1.45. Beckwith Place
2.15. Tar Heel
2.45. Glow Worm
3.20. King of The Throne
3.50. Baron Samedi (NAP)
4.20. Ben Alexander
1.15. Dense star
1.45. Half Nutz
2.15. Lady Princess
2.45. Na Blianta Beo
3.20. Yankee Stadium
3.50. Lord Park
4.20. SIenna Lady
4.50. Legal Thriller
DOUBLE: WatercolormemorIes & Baron Samedi
O’HEHIR’S LONGSHOT: No Way Jack (4.50)