We make a very rare foray across the Irish Sea for a BDH qualifier today, with one of our squad taking to the track in the Irish Cambridgeshire at Curragh.
Before that, however, just a few thoughts on Yesterday’s runners…
DUNGANNON – 205 Sandown
An each-way bet was suggested and he finished a fine and dandy…4th! Would have been fine if the full 16 had gone to post…but they didn’t, we had 2 non-runners. The race pace played out a bit muddling, didn’t really suit our lad and the gaps did not appear when needed. That’s racing, however, and there are no excuses here.
I’m still not convinced by the Sandown draw but it could be argued that Dunny ran well again from a poor draw…
THUNDERBALL – 255 Chester
He was a no bet for us anyway as he pretty much had nothing in his favour here and as predicted he ran like it. Hopefully, however, it will give us a massive price next time out, if of course he fits our criteria.
Now onto today’s BDH qualifier…
Sunday BDH Runner: DANCE AND DANCE – 445 Curragh
To be fair I wasn’t really expecting him to appear in Ireland but kudos for connection for looking a bit further afield in their bid to get him back in the winners enclosure.
The return to 1 mile is a positive move for me, in my opinion that’s where he is most effective at these days.
Ryan Moore back in the plate is also a huge bonus. His record on D&D is a rather fetching 12240. Moore also has a solid record at the track with 9 wins from 31 for a 29% S/R.
He runs well when returning after a break of 15 days or less and has proven in the past that he runs very well in large fields.
It’s a tough race to try and win, with more than a few unexposed sorts going into battle, but back at a mile and with Moore in the saddle I’m happy to pitch in again on D&D.
I’ll be honest though we can’t keep giving D&D that many more chances, his days may well be numbered as a fully paid up member of the BDH squad…