Ray Flanagan with Saturday Racing Selections
thought for the day: “Can I become a champion horse racing punter”
Irish Derby Day at The Curragh, while the famous Northumberland Plate takes centre stage across the water. A few selections who will hopefully give it a good shot for us.
1 pt ew- French Rain- 2.30 Curragh- 9-1 General (Promising three-year old last season who returned with a nice handicap effort at Limerick a fortnight ago. Every chance here if improving for that outing.)
1 pt ew- Southern Lights-4.20 Curragh-9-1 General ( Failed to handle the track at Epsom and unlucky previously in Derrinstown trial. May yet make his mark.)
1 pt ew- Hurricane Lane-3.45 Curragh- 9-2 SkyBet- 4 places ( Derby third and Dante winner looks the solid each-way option)
1.5 pts ew- Act Of God-5.55 Curragh- 12-1 General ( Contested a few decent races when last seen on the flat back in 2019. Pick of hurdles form suggests might have a few pounds in hand back on the level.
2 pts win- East Asia- 2.55 Newcastle- 4-1 General (Prolific horse on an upward curve for Ian Williams. Hard to beat if transferring improvement to the all weather.
1 pt win- Zeeband-2.55 Newcastle-9-2 General ( Similarly unexposed type who ran well behind Global Storm at Newmarket. Respected for shrewd connections)