Versatile eight-year-old The Very Man has stable claims in his bid to register a primary Flat success within the Racing Once more September seventeenth Maiden in Gowran Park.
Some extent-to-point winner, this Jeremy gelding triumphed 4 instances over hurdles and as soon as over fences for Gordon Elliott and struck for his present handler, Jessica Harrington, when touchdown a handicap hurdle at Navan again in January, off a mark of 134.
Extra lately, The Very Man, off a mark of 139, was in rivalry within the Guinness Galway Hurdle till fading rapidly as the sector started the climb from the second final flight earlier than ending eleventh behind Tudor Metropolis.
Final trip, the choice had his first run on the Flat, in a Tramore maiden, and was doing his finest work within the closing levels, staying on to complete second, crushed a size, by Kojin, with various youthful rivals, rated round 80, behind.
An additional two furlongs on this extra standard monitor ought to go well with The Very Man, one in all three runners for the Commonstown yard, with secure jockey Shane Foley on Pahlavi, who stepped up on modest bumper type to complete third to Gulliver’s Travels in a Cork maiden final time.
Scott McCullagh’s mount ought to determine prominently in a race during which Willie McCreery’s debutante Shadow Evaluation, a daughter of Uncle Mo, is a possible menace to all.
The opening two-year-old maiden is arguably essentially the most attention-grabbing race on the cardboard, with Ballydoyle debutant Subzero, a son of Galileo and Totally different League, in all probability the one to beat.
Opposition to Wayne Lordan’s mount consists of Joseph O’Brien’s Mister Mister, a Sea The Moon colt who confirmed particular indicators of inexperience and promise on his debut in Killarney, ending fifth behind Alder and subsequent Curragh scorer Hiawatha, and the Jessica Harrington-trained Nationwide Emblem, positive to take a step ahead from his debut behind Slan Abhaile on the Curragh.
In a first-time visor, Andy Oliver’s Band Width ought to take loads of beating within the Gold At Gowran Park Handicap.
A twin winner in Sligo this season, this Gutaifan gelding was unfortunate in operating when fourth to Dairerin in Limerick and began favorite when tenth (crushed solely 5 lengths) behind the identical horse in Galway.
Final trip, he completed a creditable third to Earls in Roscommon, type boosted when the winner adopted up on the identical monitor on Monday.
Dropped 1lb since then, Band Width ought to take loads of beating right here.
2.55 Band Width (NB)
3.25 Woman Crush
4.25 Phoenix Open
5.00 Effectively Suited
5.30 The Very Man (Nap)
1.55 Mister Mister
2.25 So Stunning
3.55 Cherub Rock
4.25 The Lavatory Financial institution
5.00 Inchiquin Star
5.30 Shadow Evaluation