Cannonball To Bounce Back For Lyons At Leopardstown
Hopefully Leopardstown will encounter no problems ahead of their second last flat meeting of the season today but the ground is likely to be more testing then usual at the track and punters will have to be on their guard for that.
Strangely though, that might not impact on Ger Lyons like it so often can.
Lyons To The Double
It is no secret that Ger Lyons usually craves nice ground as that is what most of his horses handle best and what a year himself and Colin Keane have had.
Pat Smullen clawed back Keane’s lead at Dundalk on Friday evening but Keane can almost put it to bed today with Mcmunigal picked to defeat a strong Ballydoyle team in the Killavullan and Cannonball expected to land the Trigo Stakes.
Mcmunigal lacks experience and faces a daunting task with two Ballydoyle runners heading the market but the selection made a very eye-catching debut in a Naas maiden and certainly deserves his go at this level.
He will handle the conditions, as he showed at Naas, and although he probably does face a couple of nice sorts in Bye Bye Baby and Kenya, he could just be a smart colt himself and…
Mcmunigal is given the nod to take this one.
Cannonball’s task is a bit more straightforward as he is the highest rated in the field and although now a couple of runs without a win, this looks the…
perfect opportunity for Cannonball to bounce back to winning ways and make it another good day for the team.
The three-year-old didn’t manage to get through the ground at Limerick last time when it was almost unraceable but it won’t be quite as bad today in Foxrock and if able to repeat his Champions Weekend effort here behind Eziyra, Cannonball should be able to shrug off his rivals here with ease in the colours of Sheikh Fahad’s Qatar Racing with Fahad hoping to win the concluding Corinthian Challenge Charity Race on Brutal for Gordon Elliott.
Mcmunigal (5/1) – 3.30 Leopardstown
Cannonball (7/4) – 4.00 Leopardstown
*Prices correct at time of publication.