Friday Yankee: Feeling Bull-ish…

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NAP OF THE DAY: Roaring Bull, (1455 Leopardstown), 1pt ew, 33/1:

We fancied this guy as a huge outsider for the Troytown last time off the back of a promising novice campaign.  He ran very well for his odds until fading late on in that muddy marathon.  He got dropped a few pounds for that and remains unconsidered in the market.  Jack Kennedy is a good booking and over this easier flat 3 miles he could be much more than a big outsider.

Got Trumped, (1420 Leopardstown), 40/1:  looked an interesting one for handicaps when campaigned in some of the top juvenile hurdles last season. Only made one handicap appearance at the Cheltenham festival where he went well for a long way on a course that probably doesn’t suit. Hard to know hoe Jessie Harrington will have him for his seasonal debut, but he was heavily raced last year and a break for a horse of his age could really have helped. Jessie often plunders a few prizes at this meeting and a long shot winner is no rarity form these quarters. Useful flat horse Jukebox Jive also looks overpriced, but we favour Got Trumped

Now McGinty, (1450 Chepstow), 11/2:   This classic bog slog clearly suits classy top weight Elegant Escape and he could go well trying to defend his title.  That said top weight and a mark of 160 is Gold Cup worthy and he probably isn’t that good.  In contrast, Now McGinty is the perfect second season novice off a good racing weight and unexposed at longer trips.  His close second to the classy Santini on comeback was used to knock the winner, but it could also be that he is improving. He ticks all the boxes.

Eddiemaurice, (1535 Kempton), 8/1:  front two in the market French Crusader and Elegant Belle come from chasing home Epatante at Newbury which looks superb form and makes them rightful favourites but both have a bit to prove on this soft surface. Race regular Eddiemaurice is only a pound higher than when winning last year, will have been trained for this, and has no fears of soft ground. He is value for an upset.

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