Will Dickinson prove to be the real deal?
Return Emily Dickinson @ 17/2 at 2:30 p.m. in Leopardstown
A terrific Leopardstown card awaits Wednesday afternoon, and it looks like Aidan O’Brien means business with several royally bred horses for their debut. I’m aiming for one in the 2:30 p.m. opening with Emily Dickinson which is worth replacing at a high price.
Named after one of Massachusetts’ most famous poets, she made her debut late last season when she was beaten 8L in a Leopardstown maiden. She wasn’t the best outside in an uneven start and looked a bit green, and didn’t have too tough a race as she passed a few at the end.
As a daughter of Dubawi, she will come into her own on the middle-distances and the move to 1m2f is not a negative, although she holds a classic entry on 1m, but two on 1m4f in the English and Irish oaks. . She is out of the mercurial Chiquita, a very talented filly with a quirk or two who tried to miss at Ascot many years ago. She hasn’t produced anything noteworthy with her offspring so far, which has been disappointing, but the 17/2 is too big for a very green single track.
The winner and second from Leopardstown both had previous experience, and third from Above The Curve is in the line-up, but at a short price. There was also a springer in betting last night with Johnny Murtagh’s Star Angel from 1/25-1/11 for Operation Amo Racing.
Designed in three, the round-trip option appeals. And as Dickinson once wrote: success matters most.
Joseph and Dylan can be a lethal combination
Back Entropy @ 11/1 in the 15:40 at Leopardstown
It’s a real treat for a Wednesday to have such a quality card at one of the top tracks, and Leopardstown has the right mix with lots of blue blood, Listed racing and a big 20 rider handicap.
It’s worth tackling the extra space offered by the Sportsbook, and Entropy is interesting for Joseph O’Brien.
He has had four starts in his career and O’Brien is his third manager, having spent little time with Paddy Twomey and most recently Neil Clement in France. He was last seen in November on soft ground, but his two most disappointing performances came across the Channel on softer ground, and while I’m not sure if that’s behind the move to Ireland, it could be a theory.
Gelding surgery followed after Fontainebleau and he has an opening score of 79 on his handicap debut with Dylan Brown McMonagle claiming 7lbs.
On his first two runs, 79 could be lenient. He trained well behind Southern Lights (also trained by Joseph O’Brien) on his debut at Leopardstown, and this horse is now ranked 103. Second and fourth went on to win and are both now smart, and even the Eighth horse Tazaral improved form to win and finish sixth in this season’s Irish Lincolnshire on a 99 mark.
Entropy has the tongue for today and as the son of Sea The Stars he should appreciate a little faster ground as he was such a smooth mover, a trait that is often passed down to his sons and daughters.
With such a large field and five seats, he gets the green light at 11/1.
April Single Bet Winners
Star Of Lady M 17/2 Won
Boardman 20/1 placed
Drombeg Banner 6/1 won
Magic Haze placed 9/2
March Single Bet Winners:
Happy Mistress 13/8 Won
Ruby Island 5/2 Won
Bandinelli 11/8 won
Skontonovsky 10/1 Won
Very Excellent 9/1 Won
Banbridge 12/1 Won
Love Sending 10/1 Won
Lady Alavesa placed 16/1
Merry Secret placed 5/1
Tyche placed 8/1
Gin Coco 9/4 Won
Faithful Epsom 10/3 earned
We were all caught 7/2 Won
Red showgirl placed 9/1