Hard enough card tonight with plenty of handicaps and no group or listed races, Leopardstown have normally put on good cards in the evenings but this year their standards have come down a lot and their aiming at the concert drinking type crowd lately rather than racing people, their main downfall is charging too much at €20 to get in. Think about it, its the same price to get into The Curragh on both Guineas days, and its only €10 into the Oaks on Sunday, €20 for this type of meeting is a joke.
Famous in the first at 6-00 was my pick, stepping back down in class after finsihing 4th in a listed race at The Curragh, she ran alright that day and was only overtook in the last furlong. She should have no trouble winning tonight really, she has the added plus of an extra furlong as well and that will help her a lot. Rosa Muscosa looks the main danger, but shes no real star, she was really unfancied first time out which would make you think the Bolgers dont think that much of her, maybe she needed the run but they know when they have a good one. And she looked an average horse on her last run too, no real change of gear over this trip here. All things considered, even though famous is a short price at 8/13 it would be massively disappointing if she couldnt win this, she'll probably never get a better chance to win a race.
Dont really fancy anything over in Newmarket, while England are going well in the first test, I'm on them massively for now at 2.5, the pitch is turning already and theyve a brilliant score on board. Just hoping the weather stays away.
Famous 6-00 Leopardstown, 2pts win at 8/13 on Betfair.