Everyone Loves Weld’s Raymonda At Fairyhouse
After a hectic few days at Newmarket, the pace slows down a small bit in Ireland on Sunday but there are still plenty of opportunities at both Fairyhouse and Sligo and the all flat fixture at Fairyhouse starts with a Joseph O’Brien expected to have another winner.
Brother And Sister Combine
We became so used to seeing the father and son duo of Aidan and Joseph O’Brien but now it is very much Joseph teaming up with his brother and sister on regular occasions and in the opener Sevenfold is expected to score under Ana O’Brien.
This daughter of Power made a very likeable debut at Navan over slightly shorter and managed to finish third on that occasion behind an above average colt of Ger Lyons’, Medicine Jack.
Medicine Jack could well be Group One bound now and while Sevenfold was beaten a good five and a half lengths on debut, she was a big drifter in the market that day and if making normal improvement from her first racecourse experience, she can surely be expected to give a good account of herself.
A Shortie For Weld And Smullen
Raymonda is two from two and should be set for bigger and better things so seeing her make it three on the bounce in the feature Brownstown Stakes would be no surprise although her price will be skimpy enough for ordinary casual punters.
That said, a winner is a winner and Raymonda looks to have good potential and plenty of class.
If you were looking for another short one to double up with Raymonda at Fairyhouse, Bobarlee would look the obvious candidate in the Sligo bumper. Willie and Patrick Mullins teaming up in a bumper is always a formidable sight and while a maiden from six starts carries a lot less appeal…
Bobarlee is a filly that brings some decent winter form into the mix and should be expected to finally open her account.
Sevenfold (4/1) – 2.05 Fairyhouse
Raymonda (4/6) – 3.10 Fairyhouse
Bobarlee (Evens) – 5.45 Sligo
*Prices correct at time of publication