Ray Flanagan with Fairyhouse selections
I found it hard to make my mind up today but will take a chance on these for a quiet interest.
Fairyhouse 1.30- Supasundae
The market suggests it is a two horse race but Supasundae just might be capable of having a say also. Jessica Harrington’s charge ended last season’s campaign in fine style winning the Coral Cup and bustling up Yanworth at Aintree. I would be more confident on better ground but he might still be good enough to spring a shock.
Fairyhouse 2.05- Meri Davie and Veinard
Appears nicely handicapped on basis of Punchestown third last April behind two of the top juveniles last season. Stamina is the concern on soft ground, but if the first time hood and likely stronger pace of a handicap help her settle, she could exploit a fair mark.
Veinard appeals as the each-way bet. He rarely wins but has plenty of big field handicap experience and his smooth travelling nature and quiet jockey will be suited to this type of event. Needs to leave a few below par displays behind but repeat of his run here at the Easter Festival would make him a threat.
Fairyhouse-3.10-Mall Dini and Forever Gold
Mall Dini did not appear to be looking for a stamina test as a hurdler and indeed it was a surprise to many when he won the Pertemps at Cheltenham. Looked a little short of pace last season over fences and interesting experiment going up to 3M 4 F today.
Should be getting stronger though as he gets older and handicapped to win if staying.
Forever Gold won this last year and is the guaranteed stayer. Indeed he ran a cracker on his final start behind Sizing Codelco at Punchestown and the only negative is lack of a run this campaign.
0.5 pts ew-Supasundae-1.30 Fairyhouse-10-1William Hill
0.75 pts win-Meri Davie-2.05 Fairyhouse-7-1 Greneral
0.75 pts ew- Veinard-2.05 Fairyhouse-16-1 William Hill
0.75 pts win-Mall Dini-3.10 Fairyhouse-6-1 General
0.75 pts ew-Forever Gold-3.10 Fairyhouse-7-1 General