Saturday, October 08, 2016

2.40 Curragh 6F Waterford Testimonial Listed Stakes (Sun 9th Oct )

On Sunday we have good looking card in Ireland at the Curragh,featuring three decent looking listed races .Going concentrate on the 6 furlong Waterford Testimonial listed Stakes at 2.40 

14 runners declared, for competitive looking sprint listed race at the Curragh.On ground described as good/yielding .The three main contenders are Flight Risk , G Force & Fort Del Oro .

FLIGHT RISK : Consistent sort , though not easy to win with .Winning 2 out 28 , though has finished second 8 times . Finished good 2ND over C&D in G3 Renaissance Stakes on heavy ground two weeks ago . Should be thereabouts , though more likely to placed than win ,Best form on soft or heavy .

G FORCE : Useful sort back in 2014 winning three times,including winning G1 sprint cup at Haydock .Not won since ,though returned to form last time ,finishing creditable 4TH in Ayr Gold Cup ,off mark 102 .Not the force of old , though more than capable in listed company.Best form on Good ground .

FORT DEL ORA : Likeable 4-Y-0 filly ,winning 4 out 11,including winning this race last year , Been in decent form this season ,winning two listed races at Naas . Slightly disappointing last time,when finishing 4TH at Curragh in G3 Renaissance stakes, though looked unsuited by heavy ground .Should go well returning to listed company .Best form on Good ground .

VERDICT :  Last years winner FORT DEL ORA can bounce back to form on this better ground , looked unsuited by heavy ground last time at the Curragh.Has an excellent record in listed company,winning 3 out 4 (1112) also goes well at Curragh, winning twice over C&D .Odds around 11-2 look solid each-way value.

(UNPLACED SP 7-2 LOSS £100.00 )

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