Steve Hughes has a selection for Killarney’s feature on the opening of their Festival fixture.
The Killarney racing festival kicks off with a mixed card and a Grade B chase takes pride of place. I have a selection bidding to defy top weight. Call The Barman was a winner on Sunday (5/1).
Killarney 7.20: All the Answers
A horse with a great record fresh, All the Answers may well have been aimed for this race with a view to making his reappearance count.
He is obviously a gelding who can’t take much racing, so needs to be ready for that first run off a break. He took advantage of the dry autumn to win a decent handicap at Cork in November. He was not disgraced when fourth two weeks later at Fairyhouse in another Grade B, but with the winter then taking hold he was given a break whilst the ground softened up.
In 2017 he made a similar comeback from 228 days off with a good second place at this meeting on his chasing debut. Further back his 2016 first run saw him win at the Galway Festival, so returning here is something of a tried and trusted path.
1pt win – All the Answers – 7.20 Killarney – 9/4 Bet365, BetVictor