Five selections for racing at Fairyhouse

By Luke

Racing in Ireland on Sunday comes from Sligo and Fairyhouse and the main race of the day is the Group 3 Irish Stallions EBF Brownstown Stakes over seven furlongs for Fillies and Mares. Surrounding sets the standard here after some very good runs this year. This daughter of Lilbourne Lad was last seen finishing a very close second in a very competitive handicap and it a further five lengths back to the third. Prior to that she had been running well in Listed races winning one and placed in two. I think if she puts her best foot forward she will be very hard to beat at 9/4.

Race one on the card is the Irish Stallions Farms EBF Fillies Maiden over six furlongs. This race looks the perfect opportunity for the Aidan O’Brien trained, So Wonderful to get her head infront with son Donnacha in the saddle. She ran a great debut when finishing second behind Peace Charter. Peace Charter has since came out and finished third in a Group 2 at the Curragh on Derby weekend. Since then So Wonderful has put in two average efforts at Naas and Royal Ascot in hotter company. Dropping back into a maiden I think she will be very hard to beat at 10/11.

Race two is the Discover Boyne Valley Handicap over six furlongs. Dash D’or won back in June at Tipperary over five furlongs. She bet Dapper Power by half a length, since then Dapper Power has since been placed at Navan. The fifth from the race at Tipperary, True Blue Moon has since won at Bellewstown. Since then Dash D’or has been placed twice and finished down the field in the very competitive Tote Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh. If she can return to her best form she will run well at 4/1.

Race three is the Irish Stallions Farms EBF Maiden over seven furlongs. Helen Of Albany ran an ok debut at Bellewstown last week when finishing fourth. Prior to the race Ger Lyons said she was a nice filly but would want further than the five furlongs on the day. She ran on towards the end of the race suggesting the step up in trip would suit. The second from that race, Sunset Nova has since came out and won at Navan. With the improvement from the run and the step up in trip I think she will run well at 11/4.

Race five is the Boyne Valley Racing Weekend Handicap over seven furlongs. Guanabara Bay was last seen finishing ninth at Bellewstown when missing the break badly and lost all chance there. He ran on to finish ninth. He ran some nice races at Dundalk at the backend of last season before having a break and moving yards. He last won at Bellewstown last year and was rated in the seventies not so long ago and runs off a mark of 53. If he can recapture his old form I think he will run well at 16/1.

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