An Ace in the pack at Leopardstown

Ray Flanagan with Leopardstown selections

thought for the day: I like my Horse Racing

A few selections from Leopardstown this Monday.

Leopardstown 4.30- Ace of Diamonds and Bigger and Better

Ace of Diamonds has performed well fresh previously including when winning this race on seasonal bow last year. He posted another good effort again after a break at Galway and was perhaps bottomed by a few too many races on heavy towards the end of the season. Refreshed after the winter break, first-time out might be his opportunity again.

Bigger and Better shaped very well on his debut for Tony Martin when runner-up at Navan last October. He looks ahead of his mark and it will be interesting to see how he fares here.

Leopardstown 6.00- Sebastiano Ricci

Probably more exposed than ideal with numerous outings as a juvenile but on the plus side he has winning form on heavy and has the benefit of a run under his belt.

I thought the effort at Naas a few weeks ago was pretty promising and that contest won by Dianthus was probably stronger than today’s race.

That is the case for him- we will wait and see

Leopardstown 6.35- Tribal Path

A shot in the dark here with Tribal Path debuting for Willie McCreery. Was 0-18 last season but shaped pretty well front the front on a few occasions and he has plenty of form in testing ground. Has dropped to a workable mark a few pounds lower than last season. From the wide draw , Lee will probably have no choice but to bounce him out, try to get across and make the running. Or with the ground heavy he may elect to stay wide prominent and swing wide into the straight.

Hoping for the best.

Recommended Bets

1 pt ew-Ace of Diamonds-4.30 Leopardstown-8-1 William Hill

1 pt win-Bigger and Better-4.30 Leopardstown-9-1 General

1.5 pts ew-Sebastiano Ricci-6.00 Leopardstown-6-1 Ladbrokes- 4 places

0.75 pts ew-Tribal Path-6.35 Leopardstown-12-1 Ladbrokes/Betfred

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