On Sunday we have interesting looking card at Leopardstown ,featuring 1000 & 2000 guineas trial stakes .Going concentrate on 2,000 guineas trial stakes at 3.10 .
3.10 LEOPARDSTOWN 1 MILE 2,000 GUINEAS TRIAL LISTED RACE
10 runners declared for 2,000 guineas trial stakes on ground described as soft to heavy .This looks interesting listed contest .The three main contenders look to be Indian Maharaja ,Ebanoran & Shining Emerald .
INDIAN MAHARAJA : Unbeaten after two starts, winning listed race at Tipperary last time over 7.5 furlongs on good ground .That didn't look the strongest contest and form hasn't really worked out with second well beaten next time in maiden company.However looks open to plenty improvement after two starts and is leading fancy for the Derby ,though has to prove he can handle testing conditions today .
EBANORAN :Promising debut winning 7 furlong maiden at Curragh in October .Will be suited by this longer trip and has plenty big race entries,Including 2000 guineas and Derby .Not easy to assess that form ,though is open to plenty improvement this season .Unproven on testing ground conditions.
SHINING EMERALD : Won twice last season, including 6 furlong listed race at Curragh in September.Finished fair third in group three at Leopardstown in October behind Craftsman .Longer trip shouldn't be problem and will be suited by testing conditions having won maiden on heavy ground .
VERDICT :The Aidan O 'Brien trained Indian Maharaja will be popular having won both starts ,though will still need show more improvement to win stronger looking listed race .Will probably be suited by further this season and has to prove he can handle testing ground .
SHINING EMERALD is 5lb clear on official ratings and looks solid here having already won in listed company and will relish testing ground conditions.Trainer P.D Deegan has been in great form this year with (9 out 21) 42% strike rate .Odds around 3-1 look fair value .
SHINING EMERALD 3.10 LEOPARDSTOWN
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 CORALS* & BOYLESPORTS*
(SECOND SP 5-2 LOSS £20.00) *Traded 1-10 in running
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