The precursor to the Irish Champion Stakes is the Group 2 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes and it looks pretty competitive with Dermot Weld’s Making Light the current 3/1 favourite.
She put in a career best performance to take a Listed race on her previous outing at Cork and has scope for improvement.
But Making Light was beaten comfortably by PSYCHEDELIC FUNK on his previous start. That run was admittedly back in April, and the four-year-old colt hasn’t been seen since, whilst the filly has certainly improved her performances.
Psychedelic Funk’s last three outings include two Group 3 wins, and a less than a length third to the talented Suedois (in this race last year), which sets the standard in terms of form. The extended break may be a slight cause for concern, but Psychedelic Funk won off a 195 day break on his latest start so he can go well fresh.
Psychedelic Funk was one of the top two-year-olds in Ireland in 2016 going down to the likes of only Caravaggio at times and has a good strike rate of 5/13 finishing out of the top four on only two occasions.
He looks well worth another go in this company, particularly with his price being more than twice that of the favourites and with the strong form of the stable at the moment, he looks to have solid credentials.
Kenya and Prepareforbattle are both three-year-old Coolmore entries are also ones to note, particularly the former who landed the Irish Cambridgeshire on his last start.
0.75pts each-way Psychedelic Funk @15/2, 18:00 Leopardstown, Saturday (1,2,3 places, 1/4 odds with Bet365)Leave a comment