As you would imagine on a classic weekend over in the UK, there will be a lot of attention on Doncaster ahead of the big St Leger race but that doesn’t mean the focus should be solely on that track as there is a cracking card over in Ireland.
That comes from Leopardstown where the Champions weekend continues and it does so with a decent card over the course of the afternoon. The big race might not live up to expectations but there is one on the undercard we like.
It’s a big weekend over in Ireland with the Champions weekend where there’s a really disappointing field of 4 for the Champion Stakes but the race that interests me is the lucky last, an 18 runner handicap run over 7 furlongs. A low draw is thought preferable on this turning track but staying out of trouble is arguably more important & this is a track where lots of winners came fast & late down the wide outside. Last year, the first 4 home came from 4 of the 5 highest stalls so I’m taking that as a pointer.
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The one I like is the horse drawn widest of all in Miramis. A lightly raced 3 year old, having raced just 6 times, there’s definite improvement to come as she enters into her first handicap. She started as a 2 year old running midfield in a pair of excellent looking Group races before finding heavy ground a bit too tough. This season, she’s improved winning a maiden by almost 5 lengths before doing ok in a Group 3 last time out at Tipperary when midfield but looking a likely contender 2 furlongs out. She was under a length behind Pretty Gorgeous off level weights that day, a horse rated 109, so her mark here of 91 appeals, especially with improvement likely. Kept out of trouble & assuming she continues to progress, she looks a big price in a very open looking race.
Back Miramis (e/w) for a 0.75/10 stake at 17.00 Betfair Sportsbook BOG (⅕ odds 1-5)
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