KISSING BUBBLES (best price 3-1) shaped with a good deal of promise on debut at Navan back in August and from a family that have a rich tradition with horses who act well with plenty of give underfoot, Edward Lynam’s charge is expected to put up a bold display. In what turned out to be an extremely strongly-run maiden at the Co Kildare venue, the daughter of Kodiac was noted doing some good late work from an unpromising position at halfway and even though she’s dropping back down a furlong this afternoon, she looks to have enough natural ability to cope with that slight negative.
SNOW FALCON (NAP) (best price 9-4), a top-class hurdler in the making, proved himself just as affective when scoring with authority in the Slan Abhaile at the Listowel Festival last time out and he doesn’t appear too badly treated on his first outing in handicap company on the evidence of that display. In proving too strong for the useful Hidden Cyclone in the latter stages at the Harvest Festival, Noel Meade’s inmate revealed that he’s more than just a one-trick pony and as the runner-up had a Flat rating of 94 going into that contest, it’s fairly easy to draw to the conclusion that the handicapper faced a difficult task in assessing the son of Presenting off the back of that effort. What we can say is that the six-year-old exhibited a fair turn of pace to account for his main market rival that day and given that he also displayed a fair amount of stamina the time before over hurdles at Roscommon, the combination of those two factors all add up to make him an irresistible bet at his morning odds with testing conditions in his favour.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus
WINGS OF ESTEEM (best price 7-2) travelled noticeably well in a hot handicap at Lingfield last week and although she couldn’t quite get the job done, finishing runner-up to the in-form Wakame is certainly a nice building block for her prospects this afternoon. On the evidence of that performance and her two previous efforts on an artificial surface, the all-weather circuit throughout the winter could well turn out to be a lucrative period for Martin Smith’s charge and from her favoured inside post this evening, she rates a sound-looking each-way alternative to the in-form favourite Cape Crystal with the dead-eight runners set to go to post.