A competitive looking heat, but the two that stand out given their recent exploits are FIGHTING DAYS (best price 10-3)
and FLAVIANA (best price 7-1)
. The former represents a yard which have a hit a purple patch in the last few weeks and Francis Flood’s charge was one of several winners for the Co Wicklow handler in that period courtesy of his emphatic victory at Down Royal 15 days ago. In landing his second career success, the son of Artan posted his best set of speed figures, and if he can run to a similar level for the second time in a fortnight, the six-year-old should be hard to beat off just a 5lb higher mark. The latter also clocked a decent time when scoring at Kilbeggan two starts ago and she might have well added to that victory if she’d been able to avoid mishap at the second last in a similar contest at Ballinrobe last time. Noted travelling strongly just in behind the speed, the daughter of Flemensfirth got brought down when Do Na Paisti crumpled to the ground directly in her path, and providing she hasn’t suffered any lasting mental damage from that nasty tumble, Jessica Harrington’s charge has every chance of getting back on track.