Backing long-standing maidens on a regular basis is usually a one-way ticket to the poor house, but in the case of EXIT SEVEN (best price 11/4)
, he can hopefully prove an exception to the rule. On his last two starts, Thomas McCourt’s inmate has certainly shown enough to suggest it can’t be too long before he snaps his unwanted losing streak and he looks to have everything in his favour today to finally piece it all together. When he swept to the front going strongly rounding the home turn at Fairyhouse last time out it looked for all the world he was finally going to get the monkey off his back, but unfortunately his jockey sent his mount down the inside on the churned up ground and with his two main rivals charting a course towards the faster strip on the outside, he let the winning opportunity slip through his fingers. Hopefully Andrew Lynch won’t make the same mistake twice as his mount has enough natural ability to easily win a race of this nature off his current mark.