Enjoyable day at Newmarket yesterday ,though very difficult to find the winners with some big turn ups .The main bet of the day on Lockwood was very disappointing in group two Dubai Challenge Stakes.
Having played up at the start Lockwood never ran his race finishing last of 9 for £100 loss on the race .Nevermind moving on to Sunday we have decent looking card from the Curragh which includes three Listed races .Going concentrate on 6 furlong Waterford Testimonial listed race at 2.55
11 runners go to post for good looking listed race over 6 furlongs on ground described as good.The two main contenders being Balmont Mast & Cristoforo Colombo .
2.55 CURRAGH 6F WATERFORD TESTIMONIAL LISTED STAKES :
BALMONT MAST : Useful sprinter on his day .Showed some decent form earlier in the season at Meydan only getting beat neck in G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen.Also finished decent fifth of 15 behind Russian Soul last time at Curragh only beaten 1 lengh .Will be suited by this drop in class .
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO : Decent 2 year old last season finishing third in Coventry stakes behind Dawn Approach and fourth in Middle Park at Newmarket behind Reckless Abandon .though very lightly raced this season after finishing fifth in 2000 guineas in May .Returned to some kind form last time winning weak looking conditions race at Dundalk over 6 furlongs .
VERDICT : BALMONT MAST dropping back into listed company looks the one to beat here after running some decent races in G1 company earlier in the season .Ran creditable fifth last time over C&D after 4 month break .Goes well this time year with all four career victories coming in October .Odds around 3-1 look very fair value .
Cristoforo Colombo looks the obvious danger if he can reproduce his two year old form ,though did finish behind Balmont Mast over this C&D in September .
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