We saddle four runners at Limerick today

TONY THE GENT winning at The Curragh on Derby Day 1st July 2017

We head down to Limerick today with four runners on what should be a heavy surface. After a very busy week at the sales where we managed to buy five new ones for our 2018 team. It's at this time of the year when you are taking stock that you realise how well or bad you did at previous sales. It's very important to remember that these things very rarely, if ever, increase in value!

DALIYAH has been fairly consistent this summer considering how she has been rushing her races. We think that we've finally convinced her to go through her gears and should be capable of winning her little maiden. She operated in desperate conditions last start at Fairyhouse and was just denied so as long as there's no star in this she should be in the frame again today.

TONY THE GENT has had an easy enough season and there's been no reason for that. He has been training all summer and I've been light enough on him race wise but I think that's more because we were protecting his mark in the hope to win a premier handicap. If he can handle today's conditions then he is the best horse in the race and should go close but the heavy ground is a concern.

The Martin Molony Stks is the biggest race on the card and is named after the great Martin Molony who died earlier this year. His son Peter is Qatar Racing's Irish representative so it would be nice to see their CANNONBALL win this race. He's a lovey big three year old that ran a blinder on Champions Weekend and is a readymade Stakes winner for next season once he matures more. He will handle the ground better than most and is fit and healthy and I expect a big run.

IMAGINE IF is stepping up to 7f and wears blinkers today in the hope of winning another with him before he heads to the sales. He has plenty of ability and if he helps Colin today then he should and could win a race of this nature despite being wrong on ratings with some of the others.A lot of my string will be moving on this autumn as we make room for the younger stock, the circle of life in Glenburnie!

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