SHAMROCK LANDED HIS 19th WINNING NAP YESTERDAY FROM THE LAST 31. That’s a 61% strike-rate and in his current ‘mini sequence’ bids for a 5th winning NAP on the spin tonight at Punchestown.
Rebel Fitz gave us our 4th on the spin but Barry Geraghty almost turned an easy win into an embarrassing defeat.
If you didn’t see the race try and catch a replay. What on earth was he doing easing down to almost a walk ? The winning distance was 1/2 length but one more stride and it could have been so different given the respective finishing speeds of 1st and 2nd.
The sequence now reads:
We’re now 19 winning NAPS from the last 31….
Tue 23 April MOYLE PARK (NAP) WON 7/4
Fri 26 April UN DE SCEAUX (NAP) WON 5/4
Sat 27 April DIAKALI (NAP) WON EVENS
Sun 28 April SHARP CRISP AIR (NAP) 2nd
Tue 30 April KANDINSKI (NAP) 2nd
Wed 1 May STUCCODOR (NAP) WON EVENS
Thu 2 May BAINNE (PLACE NAP) unplaced
Fri 3 May MAJENTA (NAP) WON 100/30
Sat 4 May LIVING NEXT DOOR (NAP) WON 8/11
Sun 5 May HOLD THE LINE (NAP) WON 4/11
Mon 6 May MICHAELMAS (NAP) WON 2/9
Tue 7 May MAGICAL DREAM (NAP) 2nd
Wed 8 May SALHOODA (NAP) unplaced
Thu 9 May RULER OF THE WORLD (NAP) WON 10/11
Fri 10 May GHAAMER (NAP) WON 1/3
Sat 11 May CITY SLICKER (NAP) WON 13/8
Sun 12 May DUNTLE (NAP) WON 8/13
Mon 13 May AFATCAT (PLACE NAP) unplaced
Tue 14 May SECRET RECIPE (NAP) WON 5/2
Wed 15 May HANKY PANKY (NAP) WON 6/4
Thu 16 May WRONG TURN (NAP) fell
Fri 17 May DANCING ROE (NAP) 2nd
Sat 18 May NABAT ALI (NAP) 2nd
Sun 19 May ACTING TALENT (NAP) 3rd
Wed 22 May ZABANA (NAP) WON 13/8
Thu 23 May FAUSTINA PIUS (NAP) unplaced
Fri 24 May REGUSCI (NAP) fell
Sat 25 May COACH HOUSE (NAP) WON 6/4
Sun 26 May LEADING LIGHT (NAP) WON 4/6
Mon 27 May SALHOODA (NAP) WON 3/10
Mon 27 May REBEL FITZ (NAP) WON 8/13
* On missing days there was either no Irish racing OR the NAP was a non runner
We head to Punchestown in an attempt to get 5 WINNING NAPS IN-A-ROW.
As you can see above we’ve been in this position twice before and not been able to convert the 5th – so hopefully third time lucky.
Sorry for excuses already – but it’s a mighty tough card, as you probably know already if you’ve had an early look.
For me the two shortest priced BETDAQ favourites on the card are vulnerable.
Seabass (6.15) is likely to find the ground too lively whilst Indevan (7.15) looks very short on what he’s achieved – even allowing for the Mullins factor. He only scrambled home in a bumper last time and has a huge field to contend with here on his hurdling debut.
For the all-important NAP I prefer Ourbeautifuldream in the mares maiden hurdle at 7.45.
So many of these can be ruled out but Ourbeautifuldream brings a decent level of bumper form into the race and also shaped well on her hurdling debut at Limerick when fourth.
Most importantly, she proved she could handle good to firm ground in a Wexford bumper last season.
NAP: Ourbeautifuldream (7.45 Punchestown)
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