Seven selections for Thurles

By Luke

Sundays feature race is the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase off at 2:10. I like Total Recall. He ran a promising race on seasonal debut at Tramore on New Years Day. He finished second to the impressive Al Boum Photo. Some of the horses he bet on the day, turn up again. I think he will be hard to beat.

Race one off at 12:30.                                                                                                                   This looks a great opportunity for The Holy One to get off the mark. He will be very hard to beat.

Race two off at 1:00.                                                                                                                           I think First Approach can get back to winning ways here. He won his maiden very impressively at Downpatrick. He has been running in top quality races since and things haven’t worked out. The drop in grade will suit and will be very hard to beat.

Race three off at 1:35.                                                                                                                        I like Ask Nile. On his penultimate start, he was forth behind two rivals who turn up again today. He gave the two of them weight on that day. He is now running off level weight as The King Of Brega because of the jockey’s 7lb claim. He gives Like An Open Book 1lb and only has to make up 1/2 length to beat him on that running. I think these factors can swing it his way.

Race five off at 2:40 .                                                                                                                          Meri Devie is the pick for me. She was very a impressive winner on her seasonal debut which was also her debut for new connections. She was a better hurdler than the favourite on ratings and hopefully can get the better of these.

Race six off at 3:15.                                                                                                                           I think Double Portrait has an each-way chance at a double figure price. He finished 1 3/4 lengths behind Teachers Pet this day last week . Stepping down in trip can see him turn the tables and be in the mix at the finish.

Race seven off at 3:50.                                                                                                                    Ucello Conti will be very hard to beat but I think Sidetracked looks a good each-way selection. He is lightly raced with him only having six career starts. He has room for improvement which can see him finish in the first three.

Race one : The Holy One.                                                                                                                Race two : First Approach.                                                                                                               Race three : Ask Nile.                                                                                                                       Race four : Total Recall.                                                                                                             Race five : Meri Devie.                                                                                                                       Race six : Double Portrait. (Each-way)                                                                                                       Race seven : Sidetracked . (Each-way)

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