Dublin Racing Pageant Suggestions | Warrior or Dancer

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Day two of the Dublin Racing Pageant guarantees to supply loads of necessary clues forward of the Cheltenham Pageant, very like day one.

El Fabiolo and State Man are quick costs to oblige of their respective handicaps, although betting propositions away from the Dublin Chase and Irish Champion Hurdle might show to be fruitful.

Add Musselburgh’s fascinating card into the equation and Sunday appears like an epic day for nationwide hunt racing.


12:40 Leopardstown – Fleet Of A Dancer @ 6/1 EW with BetVictor 

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With out attempting to steal Andrew Blair White’s thunder, Fleet Of A Dancer holds stable claims within the opening mares’ handicap hurdle.

Paul Nolan’s five-year-old travelled like a lot the very best horse on her final begin at Fairyhouse and danced in at large odds, although she acquired a 12-pound hike for her troubles.

That penalty appears truthful primarily based on what she did and she or he clearly has no hassle with the journey.

Add to the truth that she is floor versatile and has good kind in big-field handicaps, she might proceed to enhance previous her present mark of 125.


1:10 Leopardstown – Gaelic Warrior @ 11/10 Win with William Hill

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It might come as no shock that Gaelic Warrior is my fancy within the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Chase, but it surely did shock me his worth of 11/10.

His tendency to leap out to his proper is taken into the value, however on visuals and identified kind, he deserves his place on the prime of the market.

He’s the horse within the lineup that would head to a King George subsequent season and be very aggressive, whereas it will be a shock to see others flip up with a aggressive likelihood in an analogous race.

“It is nothing however a Saturday afternoon stroll.” 👀

Grade One-winning hurdler Gaelic Warrior was not foot-perfect early on, however he was merely on a distinct degree on his chasing debut @punchestownrace ⭐️@WillieMullinsNH | @PTownend pic.twitter.com/6kMSKBLMAa

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 25, 2023

His leaping on the entire wasn’t too far out to his proper at Limerick final trip, and a recreation of that show would see him win this.


1:40 Leopardstown – Ballyburn @ 1/1 Win with William Hill

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Finishing the duo of short-priced favourites, I feel Ballyburn can be too good for his rivals within the Grade 1 Tattersalls Eire fiftieth Derby Sale Novice Chase.

Farren Glory might be his greatest hazard, and though it appeared as if he was going to win the Grade 1 Formby Novices’ Hurdle on Boxing Day, the extent of the British novice hurdlers appears just a few kilos under Eire’s contingent this 12 months.

Spectacular … 👀

Ballyburn excels within the 2m4f maiden hurdle @LeopardstownRC for @WillieMullinsNH and @PTownend 🔥

The final 5 winners of this race, most not too long ago Good Land, have subsequently competed in both the Ballymore or the Albert Bartlett @CheltenhamRaces … pic.twitter.com/ODQaDXcIyQ

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 29, 2023

Moreover, though he did not frank the shape within the Grade 1 Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle, his second to Firefox is nice kind in my ebook and he appeared like a correct animal at Leopardstown over Christmas.

He’s quick, however I feel his worth is fairly truthful for what he has finished and it’ll take a very good one to get the higher of him if he’s on prime kind.


3:20 Leopardstown – Coronary heart Wooden @ 8/1 EW with BetVictor

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Coming into this season, Coronary heart Wooden was a horse I believed might contend Graded novice chases.

In equity to the six-year-old, his kind when second to Grangeclare West on seasonal reappearance and second to Blood Future in December backs this thought up.

Nevertheless, a mark of 136 permits connections to strive their hand in handicap firm and will severely underestimate his potential.

✅ A successful debut over fences for £430,000 buy Grangeclare West. No obstacles have been jumped within the residence straight @CPStudOfficial | @NaasRacecourse | @WillieMullinsNH | @PTownend pic.twitter.com/XQDGBiMZUe

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 12, 2023

Rob Acheson, son of proprietor Brian, mentioned on a pre-season video with the We’re Going Chasing Podcast that they’d anticipate him to win his freshmen chase earlier than attempting Graded firm.

That hasn’t fairly gone to plan, although working right into a subsequent Grade 1 winner in Grangeclare West doesn’t dent his status in any respect.

He appears properly handled off his present mark and the additional furlong round Leopardstown ought to swimsuit him as properly.


4:25 Leopardstown – Swap From Diesel @ 33/1 with BetVictor

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Within the finale of the Dublin Racing Pageant, Swap From Diesel has the power to trigger an upset towards the well-bred Aurora Vega.

The five-year-old has contested 4 bumpers to this point, ending second in two, third in a single, and getting the higher of Ma Belle Etoile within the different.

Swap From Diesel & Ray Barron with successful connections @tipperaryraces pic.twitter.com/2qJl0cgjbL

— Irishracing.com Dwell (@IrishRacing365) October 1, 2023

By Yeats, her fast household has some nifty Flat horses together with Egerton, a four-time Group-winning German horse, and Enora, the 2010 German Oaks winner.

As for her time on the monitor, though she has to reverse the shape with each Child Kate and Sharp Object, she ran properly behind each within the early levels of her profession and has notably improved along with her racing.

She highlighted this when her third to Jalon D’Oudairies, a well-fancied Gordon Elliott contender for the Champion Bumper, and Redemption Day, an skilled horse within the bumper scene, on her most up-to-date begin.

Again towards her personal intercourse, her Flat-oriented pedigree might put her in good condition for this race, and at 33/1, she is a giant worth to offer an opportunity to.


British runners

Over within the UK, two horses are on my checklist as intriguing bets.

The primary is Thunder Rock over at Musselburgh within the Scottish Champion Chase at 7/2. Max McNeill has a great deal of confidence in him bouncing again from his disappointing effort at Cheltenham and the sphere within the December Gold Cup was stronger than it’s this weekend.

Within the continuing race, Affect Du Bonheur might get off the mark for Paul Nicholls at 5/1. The £90,000 buy is sporting first-time blinkers on his second begin in a handicap and the heavy floor of Sandown was a unfavourable in direction of his likelihood final trip. Higher floor ought to see him go shut.

Author: Patrick Thomas