Irish Handicaps aren’t really my thing, in fact Irish Racing in general is a losing proposition, but it would be no fun to not put anything up so here goes.
Indian Icon had his first decent run in a while last time out and finished a decent 7th in a similar race to this but on soft ground which won’t have suited him judging by his best form as a 4yo. The stable are getting into form as well and if he can improve on his 7th last time he looks very decent value off a lower mark on decent ground with 5 places EW.
1 Point EW 33/1 PaddyPower 5 places
This is a strange race with all sorts of out of form and horses that won’t be suited by the ground etc. The favourite is purely a Cheltenham horse for me and I’m going to go down the betting for a bit of value in Flemenstar. His front running style may be suited to this race and if he is fitter than his last run , which was his first for a long time I would expect him to be competitive here. I had a price in my head of 14/1 or bigger so the 20/1 with boyles is well worth the risk.
1 Point win 20/1 Boyles
Opposing Don Poli feels like setting fire to money but he is very short here and I strongly feel that Wounded Warrior is the 2nd best horse in this race over this trip. He let Don Poli away from him in the RSA about 3 out but really finished the race well and his overall form looks to me to be stronger than the other 2 for this race. 12/1 looks a big price In case anything happens the fav here.
1 Point win Wounded Warrior 12/1 Generally