Here’s a LUCKY 15 FOR THE WEEKEND’S RACING from Al ‘The Punters’ Pal’ Marron.
Al’s Blair Project
BLAIRMAYNE 6.15 CURRAGH (SATURDAY)—NEXT BEST
Many of ye will be aware that this horse has featured in a number of my previews and looks to have a solid each-way chance here in a competitive renewal of the “Scurry” Handicap.
This horse has had two solid runs this season and returns off the same mark of 82. He will need to improve again to be competitive but he has a great record at The Curragh and I wouldn’t be one bit surprised to see him go very close.
Snow Has Big Summer Target
SNOW 7.15 CURRAGH (SATURDAY)— JUDDMONTE IRISH OAKS
Aidan O’Brien will be looking to improve his record in this race and this filly looks to have a strong chance of doing that. She battled really well when landing the Munster Oaks last time out and, if she can improve off the back of that run, she will be bang in contention here.
She caught my eye in the “Blue Wind” the time before and she is the type of filly who is improving all the time. Michael Hussey is on board here and it would be great to see another of the hard-working jockeys at Ballydoyle land a nice pot.
Can Penny Pinch Tramore Win?
MADEMOISELLE PENNY 4.25 TRAMORE (SATURDAY)
Tramore is Pat Flynn’s local track and this mare ran an absolute cracker on the flat eight days ago at The Curragh when she was sixth behind Allora Yeats, having tried to make all. That will set her up nicely for this race and she looks like one of the main contenders iand, for me, holds every chance of going very close.
The booking of Denis O’Regan really heightens my enthusiasm and I will be disappointed if she is not bang there at the finish. Denis was on board when she was a staying-on fifth over hurdles at Tipperary on the 26th of June. I could see her making all here and this tight track will really suit.
Comet The Hour…
MIACOMET 5.45 CURRAGH (SUNDAY)—-NAP
Jack Davison is a trainer to keep a very close eye on in the coming months as he has his horses in very good form. Miacomet caught my eye on her last run when she was a very close second behind Stanhope at Navan. She has been raised two pounds in the ratings for that run but looks to be hitting form just at the right time.
She stayed on really strongly at Navan and if she can improve off the back of that run she looks solid each-way material here. Ronan Whelan, who was on board last time out, renews the partnership here.