Jett Can Fire Power To Victory At Leopardstown
It’s a rare Leopardstown card that doesn’t attract 50 runners but the ground has just been so quick this year that connections are waiting for more rain and that is a pity with a €50,000 handicap chase to be decided at the Foxrock venue.
Power to win major honours
Robbie Power missed a winner for his boss Jessica Harrington at Navan yesterday but is back to take the ride on Jett in the TRI Equestrian Handicap Chase and despite top weight the eight-year-old might be able to win the big race.
Jett has held better company than this over the course of the campaign and in his Herald column this weekend Robbie Power stated that Jett was a big horse who shouldn’t have an issue with carrying more weight than his rivals.
The Gigginstown trio of Gordon Elliott’s do pose a threat and Teacher’s Pet is consistent enough to land a race of this nature but Jett looked value at 15/2 last night.
Jett was 12 lengths off Tout Est Permis at Thurles but he is a rapid improver and he was a similar distance off Real Steel last time out and he’s a leading fancy for one of the novice chases at Cheltenham.
Dakota Moirette was a faller last week and looked held at the time, while Monatomic also ran last week and was second to the improving Poker Party.
Jett’s best form is probably on ground with an ease on it but he was second to Yorkhill here on nice ground a couple of seasons ago and a winner of a maiden hurdle here over two and a half miles so hopefully he can get his head in front again.
Cromwell’s Dynasty can go in again
Gavin Cromwell’s Ming Dynasty broke his maiden last week and the seven-year-old is lightly enough raced to suggest he can defy a 9lbs penalty picked up or that Naas win.
Cromwell has opted to go with Breen Kane to take 5lbs of that 9lbs off his back which could be a wise move and leave Ming Dynasty in with just 10st1lbs on his back in what does look a competitive race.
That said, Kuiper Belt is off a while and may just need to come down a few pounds, while the same could be said about Cliff House.
The King Of Brega is 13lbs higher for his last two outings and while Power fancies Polished Steel as he drops back in trip, Ming Dynasty could just be open to more improvement.
The two miles and the quick ground at Naas seemed to suit and he should get similar today at Leopardstown.
An each-way double with Jett and Ming Dynasty could be an option on a tricky day as we try to top up the coffers ahead of Cheltenham.
Ming Dynasty (11/4) – 3.10 Leopardstown
Jett (8/1) – 4.15 Leopardstown