Look For Limato To Be On Another Level
A hurricane may have been forecast for Ireland this weekend but in racing it is certainly the calm before the storm with Irish Champions Weekend next week.
Across at Haydock we have a Group One sprint to look forward to though.
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The very admirable Limato looks to return to winning ways over what looks to be his ideal trip of six-furlongs and at 2/1 he is hard to look beyond.
Henry Candy started the four-year-old over a mile before winning the July Cup and then taking a tilt at the minimum trip last time in the Nunthorpe.
Limato lost little in defeat on that occasion and there’s no shame in finding just Mecca’s Angel too good but there looks to be little doubt that stepping back up to six-furlongs for this race is going to make him hard to beat.
The manner of his win in the July Cup proved his capability as a top level sprinter.
And while Quiet Reflection (9/2) and Magical Memory (8/1) add plenty of depth to the race, Limato gets a confident vote from this corner.
McNamara To Continue
Adam McNamara will never forget winning the Ebor on Heartbreak City or the celebrations afterwards and the young Limerick native may well be able to enjoy another big Saturday winner, this time for his boss, Richard Fahey, aboard the top weight Suegioo in the 32Red Casino Handicap.
Without a win since the 2014 Chester Cup (849 days if you are counting) Suegioo wouldn’t be an obvious choice of many and is priced accordingly at 20/1 but he is dropping down from pattern company into a handicap for the first time in over a year and it may just prove a shrewd move.
Suegioo has been keeping company with the likes of Order Of St George, Big Orange and Palliator and if he has anything on the handicapper the additional 5lbs of McNamara is a bonus and I just think he could prove overpriced.
Suegioo – 3.30 Haydock
Limato – 4.30 Haydock
*Prices correct at time of publication.