Donna’s Delight ran a nice race at Newcastle earlier, even if he was well behind the front two. Maybe the very soft ground blunted his speed, but he stuck to the task well and I liked how he won the battle for third. He could be an Eider horse in time. It was great to see Buveur D’Air make mincemeat out of Samcro too. I have previewed the four Graded races at Fairyhouse tomorrow for TXODDS (click here). I also fancy one in the big handicap hurdle at 3.10 and at odds of 33/1 Plinth could go well.
|Plinth looks well handicapped off 133.|
Joseph O’Brien’s horses are flying at the moment and it is hardly a surprise given the ammunition he has at his disposal. He runs a couple in this and at massive odds I think Plinth could be worth chancing each way. This 8yo son of Montjeu looks dangerously well handicapped off just 133 and his last two runs over 2 miles were crackers.
He was beaten just over 4L by Bedrock at Tipperary in a Grade 3 off level weights and he went on to trounce Samcro on his next start. His previous start at 16f, off a mark of 135 at Listowel in a hot handicap, was a fine effort too as he finished 4th behind Ballyoisin and he had a couple of today’s opponents in behind.
JJ Slevin has a fine record when riding JP McManus horses trained by Joseph and he did us a huge favour at odds of 40/1 with Tower Bridge this time last season. He wouldn’t want heavy ground, so keep an eye on the weather, but soft ground or better suits and at odds of 33/1 with 5 places available, Plinth is worth chancing e/w for small stakes.
STEVOS’ SELECTION: 3.10 FAIRYHOUSE-PLINTH E/W @ 33/1 (5 PLACES)