Versatile eight-year-old The Very Man has strong claims in his bid to register a primary Flat success within the Racing Once more September seventeenth Maiden in Gowran Park.
Some extent-to-point winner, this Jeremy gelding triumphed 4 occasions over hurdles and as soon as over fences for Gordon Elliott and struck for his present handler, Jessica Harrington, when touchdown a handicap hurdle at Navan again in January, off a mark of 134.
Extra not too long ago, The Very Man, off a mark of 139, was in rivalry within the Guinness Galway Hurdle till fading rapidly as the sector started the climb from the second final flight earlier than ending eleventh behind Tudor Metropolis.
Final day out, the choice had his first run on the Flat, in a Tramore maiden, and was doing his finest work within the closing phases, staying on to complete second, overwhelmed a size, by Kojin, with a variety of youthful rivals, rated round 80, behind.
An additional two furlongs on this extra standard observe ought to go well with The Very Man, one among three runners for the Commonstown yard, with secure jockey Shane Foley on Pahlavi, who stepped up on modest bumper kind to complete third to Gulliver’s Travels in a Cork maiden final time.
Scott McCullagh’s mount ought to determine prominently in a race by which Willie McCreery’s debutante Shadow Evaluation, a daughter of Uncle Mo, is a possible risk to all.
The opening two-year-old maiden is arguably essentially the most fascinating race on the cardboard, with Ballydoyle debutant Subzero, a son of Galileo and Completely different League, in all probability the one to beat.
Opposition to Wayne Lordan’s mount consists of Joseph O’Brien’s Mister Mister, a Sea The Moon colt who confirmed particular indicators of inexperience and promise on his debut in Killarney, ending fifth behind Alder and subsequent Curragh scorer Hiawatha, and the Jessica Harrington-trained Nationwide Emblem, positive to take a step ahead from his debut behind Slan Abhaile on the Curragh.
In a first-time visor, Andy Oliver’s Band Width ought to take loads of beating within the Gold At Gowran Park Handicap.
A twin winner in Sligo this season, this Gutaifan gelding was unfortunate in operating when fourth to Dairerin in Limerick and began favorite when tenth (overwhelmed solely 5 lengths) behind the identical horse in Galway.
Final day out, he completed a creditable third to Earls in Roscommon, kind boosted when the winner adopted up on the similar observe on Monday.
Dropped 1lb since then, Band Width ought to take loads of beating right here.
2.55 Band Width (NB)
3.25 Lady Crush
4.25 Phoenix Open
5.00 Properly Suited
5.30 The Very Man (Nap)
1.55 Mister Mister
2.25 So Lovely
3.55 Cherub Rock
4.25 The Lavatory Financial institution
5.00 Inchiquin Star
5.30 Shadow Evaluation