The first two-year-old race on the new season in Ireland was an above-average affair based on the times figures and as CALLENDER (NAP) best price evens)
was the biggest eye-catcher from that excellent contest, Paddy Prendergast’s inmate looks a decent bet at odds-against to build on his highly promising performance. Drawn out in the coffin box in stall one, the son of Exceed And Excel was reined back to give him some sort of chance of getting competitive, but in doing so, he naturally found himself way behind at halfway as a result of that manoeuvre. To his great credit, however, he picked up really nicely in the latter stages and going on strongly at the line, he somehow managed to finish a never-nearer third behind what looked a useful winner. The form of the race took an instant boost with the seventh placed Tilly Trotter bolted up at Dundalk on Friday and now housed in a the perfect stands side rail position, while his main market rival in out in stall 2, it would come as something of a surprise if he doesn’t take advantage of what appears a golden opportunity to get off the mark.