BACK TO LEOPARDSTOWN THIS EVENING, 19TH JULY 2018

Morning Lot Glenburnie June 2018

Photo: Morning string head out to the gallops at Glenburnie. Pic: Jack Lyons.

We are back up at Leopardstown tonight for their card that features the GR3 Meld Stks on a seven race card that commences at 5.30pm. Some might say that Paul Young performing after racing is the highlight but either way it should make for a good night's entertainment.

I’ve declared six to run as we try to get our two year olds out and started for the season.
The first race is a 6f auction maiden and GOLD MEMORY was the only one that I have that qualifies under today’s conditions. She is by Havana Gold whom I’ve already trained two by and both won. The common denominator I’m finding is that they are poor work horses at home but seem to step up on the track. I am concerned that tonight’s trip is on the sharp side for her on everything I’m seeing at home but she is ready to start and a good sharpener may be just what she needs to wake her up. At the moment she has the feel of a nursery type so we need to get on with her now and get her handicapped.

The 7f median auction allows me start a nice big Elzaam colt called DUMOURIEZ who will need this run for the penny to drop but long term he should be ok. His pedigree is probably crying out for a bit further but he should be capable of running well over this trip and hopefully he can do with plenty of improvement to come.

GOLD JASMINE was very green at Bellewstown on debut and she was unlucky to get caught up behind one that dragged her out of the race which cost her running much closer than where she ended up. She’s no superstar but has a day in her and she will have come on plenty for that run last week.

KODI KOH is slowly but surely dropping out of the system but running well enough in this grade to suggest that she will have her day one day. I’m just persevering with her as a win will help her page albeit I am losing patience. As Séan can do the weight we will give her a little more time, for now.

OVERCOMING is another that is disappointing this season and doesn’t seem to have stepped up from his maiden win at the backend last year at Dundalk. Like Kodi Koh he is by Kodiac and it’s because of the sire that I haven’t lost faith yet as he is a notorious sire for finding winners, it’s just unfortunate that my two seem to be some of his lesser lights. Hopefully we can change that sooner or later.

BRENDAN BRACKAN won’t run in the Meld Stakes today.

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