Henry De Bromhead To Continue Fine Form In Killarney
Sligo host the jump action and Killarney kick off their July Festival with an all flat card on Sunday and Henry de Bromhead may well continue his fine form on the flat with another Killarney winner.
Lucky last for Lordan
Henry de Bromhead is becoming a more regular presence at Irish flat meetings and just like Jessica Harrington, Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott, de Bromhead is showing his ability to mix codes and Birth Of Venus can be further proof of that.
The concluding fillies handicap looks a battle of two three-year-olds as Dawn Hoofe and Birth Of Venus go at it but Birth Of Venus is picked to frank the form of their meeting at Gowran Park three weeks ago.
A runner-up at Navan over a mile on her penultimate start, Birth Of Venus stepped up in trip to an extended 9f to win at Gowran and looked like a type who could improve for going further so this 1m3f trip should suit her ideally and see her make it two on the bounce.
Bibliotheca should take them along at a good pace and that should suit the selection who could turn into a force to be reckoned with in this company over the summer months.
Take a chance on O’Sullivan’s Girl
In the 4.45 Sligo a chance is taken on the 13/2 Girly Girl in the Opportunity Hurdle with Ross O’Sullivan booking the valuable 2lbs claim of Barry Browne for his nine-year-old.
A winner for Dan Skelton before joining Jessica Harrington, Girly Girl then joined Ross O’Sullivan earlier this year and the Kildare trainer is trying cheek-pieces for the first time today.
The headgear and returning over hurdles for what looks a modest enough sort of contest could all combine to bring about enough from Girly Girl, who is better treated over hurdles, and in a open enough looking race she did seem to represent good value.
*Prices correct at time of publication
Girly Girl 8/1 – 4.45 Sligo
Birth Of Venus 11/8 – 5.10 Killarney