Sunday Yankee: Ard as nails…

The Daily Yankee

NAP OF THE DAY:   Ardhill, (1350 Fairyhouse), 1pt win, 7/4: 

Glenquin Castle seeks to win an eighth straight race and has a big chance but has been unlucky enough to bump into a real blot.  Ardhill had shown next to nothing, but then was a revelation, as so many of his stable are, when sauntering to an easy Ascot win last time.  The weight hike looks nothing like enough and it is easy to see him running up a Glenquin style sequence in advance of the spring festivals.

Banntown Girl, (1320 Fairyhouse), 7/4: made an excellent hurdling debut at this track in November and built on that when a fine third in a Listed Punchestown event.  Some good rivals from top yards help keep the price honourable, and she should oblige.

Take All, (1420 Fairyhouse), 5/1: Blackbow could be the class act here but he may find it hard on debut to give a stone to useful novice Take All.  He ran well at Leopardstown last time, should keep improving for experience and gets a handy 10lb pull with the winner that day.

Saint Sam, (1450 Fairyhouse), 2/1:  Thedevilscoachman was one of the most eye catching runners of the season on chasing debut and clearly should go well here.  That said he was no better as a hurdle than Saint Sam and the Mullins horse was built to go chasing.  Should be ready to go and may have too many gears for the Coachman.

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