1pt win Defi Bleu @16/1, 14:40 Limerick, Tuesday

2m3½f Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+ 0-150)

There are several second-season chasers that make appeal in this Grade B handicap at Limerick, but none more than DEFI BLEU who comes into this off a very workable mark of 135.

Defi Bleu finished third in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham Festival in 2019 and was expected to do well as a chaser. An average novice season was capped off by two decent performances in March earlier this year. Both on heavy ground and one at the track.

Defi Bleu was given a squeek in his comeback run in the Troytown, but the ground was far too quick and he bowed out tamely. That run should have brought him on a bit and whilst he isn’t a dead-cert to run his race.

16/1 seems much too big a price for his second open handicap in a race where many are unreliable in conditions that are sure to suit him.

1pt win Defi Bleu @16/1, 14:40 Limerick, Tuesday

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