SHAMROCK BIDS FOR FIVE NAPS IN A ROW: What a week for SHAMROCK – he is now FOUR WINNING NAPS IN A ROW following the success of SPECIAL TIARA WON 11/8 at Kilbeggan. His only other bet yesterday was a lay of BLOSSOM GATE (unplaced, 9/4).

I’ve a naps run to preserve so make no apologies for picking the rather obvious Takar in the three runner Minstrel Stakes (Group 3) at the Curragh this afternoon. The last two naps have gone in at 11/8 so excuse me for today’s price, 1.23 on BETDAQ at the time of writing.

Yes, I want the naps run to extend to five, but in truth he is the only horse on the whole Curragh card that I can have any degree of certainty about. The ground is heavy which surely must be the reason for this shocking turn out for a Group 3 worth €37,000 to the winner. It should however suit Takar, excuse the pun, down to the ground.

He has also achieved much more, hence being rated nearly a stone better than Among Equals who has a much bigger question mark against him concerning the ground and it might be left to Singing Bird to chase the nap home.

Starbright made a very pleasing debut at Leopardstown when second in a race in which the form has worked out and she could land the opener at 2.05 if handling the heavy ground.

“…. if handling the heavy ground” applies to so many today that I’m having a quiet day and hoping tomorrow to be looking for SIX naps in a row.

NAP: Takar (Curragh 3.45)

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