6f Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Bold Lad” Sprint Handicap (Premier Handicap) (3yo+)
This may go to one of the British sprinters who stack the top weights of the handicap here, all of them are capable of beating one another but after Albasheer and Summerghand‘s dead heat in a York handicap last time out this may just go the way of FRESH who gets a 4lbs swing for his two-length second to both of them.
Fresh has been running well this season normally finishing just behind the podium and has dropped to a winnable mark. Whilst the majority of his wins have come at Ascot, the Curragh is a similarly testing track and his hold-up style might just pay dividends here on his first start at the track. Daniel Tudhope has also had a success over Irish Cahmpions Weekend and comes here with a big chance.
The one I like from the Irish sprinters is the ultra-consistent JON RIGGENS, who also likes to be played late and comes into this having won over this course and distance with a career best for the master trainer Eddie Lynam last time out. Jon Riggens lookes like he has been steadily improving and the return to 6f from 5f last time really helped to show him in his best light with his running style. This race could set-up perfectly for a big run from him despite his 4lbs rise.
1pt win Fresh 8/1, 13:50 Curragh, Saturday
1pt win Jon Riggens @12/1, 13:50 Curragh, Saturday