Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Tuesday; Caolaneoin in the Roscommon 6.50. Compare odds and bet.
The GAARoscommon.ie Beginners Chase looks a really interesting contest on Tuesday evening, with Shake The Bucket able to boast the best single piece of chase form, as his recent second to Sizing Symphony reads well.
Prior to that he had finished behind smart hurdler Owega Star over 2m at Clonmel, when both horses failed to get competitive behind Esporao. There might not be a lot between the pair once again, though Peter Fahey’s six-year-old will relish the step up in trip.
He finished runner-up here over 2m on his chase debut, which was much more encouraging, and he also ran well for a long way behind Union Dues at Galway last week, a race from which Darwins Fox came out and won for us on Sunday. He is undoubtedly the class act here, but this looks competitive enough and there could be a bit of value elsewhere.
The one I’m prepared to take a chance on each-way is Caolaneoin (6:50) who makes his second start for Colm Murphy this evening, having shaped with a degree of promise on his return to action in a Gowran Park handicap hurdle 44 days ago.
The seven-year-old had been off the track for more than 13 months prior to that and, though he disappointed on his chase debut back in May last year, he is an imposing individual who always appealed as the type to do well over fences.
Quite a keen going sort, the step up in trip might not be ideal, but he’s older now and, in the hope that he settles early on under last week’s Galway Hurdle winning jockey Robbie Power, he gets the nod.
6:50 Roscommon: Caolaneoin; 6/1 Paddy Power
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