Ray Flanagan with Sunday selections
Fairyhouse 2.20- Shakespeares Word
Shakespeare’s Word appeals as a decent dark horse in this competitive big field handicap. A useful bumper horse he ran well against notable opposition such as TheDevilscoachman in that sphere, who went on to earn a rating in the high 130s over hurdles and is favourite for today’s graded novice event.
The selection has struggled somewhat since going over hurdles himself, but he shaped much better on his latest start when a staying on sixth in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle won by Macs Flamingo. The application of blinkers could be the key this afternoon perhaps enabling him to travel slightly sweeter through the race than he did at Leopardstown. Looks well handicapped on bumper form and worth chancing that he can find significant improvement this afternoon on his handicap debut.
1.5 pts ew- Shakespeares Word-2.20 Fairyhouse-20-1 SkyBet- 6 places.