Although beaten a fair way in the end, POWER GRID(best price 7-1) showed up well enough for a long way in what turned out to be an incredibly strong-run race at the Curragh the last day to suggest he will be a good deal more competitive in a contest of this standard. Given that the winner that day, Maneen, ran the fastest furlong-per-furlong time on the entire card – which included the likes of Jet Setting, Fascinating Rock and Beacon Rock – and it just proves what a strong three-year-old race John Feane’s charge was involved in. Being the son of Frozen Power was a winner on the all-weather at Dundalk during the winter, the school of thought is he will be much more at home on tonight’s quicker surface than last time, and even though he has to concede weight away all round, there’s more than a fair chance he will prove equal to the task.
The form of the maiden MUNTAHAA (NAP)(best price evens) was second in last time looks extremely strong and this contest appears the ideal opportunity for John Gosden’s inmate to finally break his duck. In what turned out to be a fast-run affair, the son of Dansili had the misfortune to bump into an above-average sort in the shape of Poet’s Word (likely to be Royal Ascot bound), but with the pair six lengths clear of subsequent impressive six-length maiden winner Shraaoh, the level of performance he achieved that day surely only has to be repeated to land the spoils here.
Munthahaa - 3pt @ 1/1Won 3pt
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Jamie Snowden must be feeding CARRIGKERRY(best price 5-4) spinach given the amount of improvement the in-form nine-year-old has displayed of late, and providing he’s able to run to the same level as his two recent victories at Southwell and Worcester, the hat trick should be well within his capabilities. Since switching codes and stables, the son of Pilsudski hasn’t looked back and having posted two very fast speed figures when allowed to bowl along at the head of affairs, similarly aggressive tactics should get many of these waving the white flag from an early stage.