Monday, 21 April 2014

2pts win GOLDEN WONDER 27/1 (Betfair) Boylesports Irish Grand National
1pt win HEANEY 34/1 (Betfair) Boylesports Irish Grand National

All sorts of possibilities here but with many proven only on soft or heavy ground, it's probably best to angle in by concentrating on those who are capable, or look capable of producing their optimum on today's ground.

A couple have been clipped with Tammy's Hill coming out of the race but Golden Wonder and Heaney still catch the eye at lunchtime odds. Golden Wonder was put away after November evidently for a Spring/Summer campaign and he shaped well here on his reappearance two weeks ago. With only four steeplechase races under his belt  under rules, there is still an awful lot to learn about him but he is in the right sort of yard and this race is no doubt part of a laid out plan for him.

Heaney has been off the track since December when he ran well for a long way in a very valuable Leopardstown handicap that had a few of today's runners in the field. He'd previously finished a staying on fifth to Double Seven in the Munster National and appeals as the type who will have no difficulty getting this sort of trip on today's ground.

Lost - 3pts