KYLLACH ME (NAP)(best price 11/8) has a fine record on synthetic surfaces and rates a decent bet to add to his impressive tally following an improbable victory at Wolverhampton last time out. In scoring for the third time at the Dunstall Park venue nine days ago, Brian Smart’s charge had to overcome several notable pieces of scrimmaging that rather knocked him out of his stride pattern, so it’s testimony to his current wellbeing and willingness to dig deep into his resources that he managed to pull the race out of the fire. The form of that game success has already been endorsed by the runner-up, Fujin - who made mincemeat of his rivals at Southwell in the week - and the Kyllachy gelding has a great opportunity of following suit racing at a track which should suit his strong-finishing run style.
Kyllach Me - 2pts @ 11/8Lost -2pts
EIRI NA CASCA(best price 7/1) won in the style of an improving chaser at Naas eight days ago and looks well worth a punt to take the step up in class in his stride. A big, imposing sort with plenty of scope, Denis Hogan’s charge really came into his own at the Co Kildare venue when asked to race over the minimum trip for the first time over fences and now that he’s finally found his niche, he could easily work his way through the ranks.