I can’t split the 2 Tizzard runners Theatre Guide and Royal Vacation here. They have both had light a season, with a fair amount of disappointment, but I’m guessing that today’s race may well be the target for both. The stable is in fine form and it looks reasonable to me that both will get involved here at huge prices.
1 Point EW 33/1 365 5 places ¼ Theatre Guide and Royal Vacation
Abbyssial wasn’t put into the race at all last time out and I just get the feeling he will run a lot better today. He has plenty of class and ran well after a very long break first time out this year. This is a pure gut feeling selection at 50/1
1 Point EW 50/1 6 places Paddy
Apples Jade looks a near certain winner here, so I’m going with one at a big price in the without market. Asthuria looks significantly underestimated here. She has run well here before and wasn’t far behind Benie Des Dieux when they met over fences. She has run already this week but that was a very good run behind Footpad and it seems to me that she is in very good form. If she can run to form again in a week she won’t be too far away here at 33/1 w/o the fav is a huge price.
2 Points EW 33/1 w/o FAV paddy 25/1 w/o fav generally.
Last year’s race looked much stronger than this renewal and Heron Heights was a very good 3rd of 2lbs higher. He has had just 1 run this year when midfield around Leopardstown and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the plan and he will improve significantly. 25/1 is certainly value
1 Point EW 25/1 4 places Paddy