A tough-looking handicap which could throw up multiple results, preference is for IDEAL PAL
to return to winning ways. There were viable excuses when he was bottomed out in near-unraceable conditions at Roscommon last time and while more is needed off his mark, his form ties in with Group-race performers, which sets the standard. Strongbowe
is the least exposed and impressed with his maiden victory last time and the handicapper has marked him as one with obvious ability, while to the bottom of the weights, Rocky Blue
has good handicap form to his name and his weights rise is cancelled out by a useful 7lb claims and Centroid
should strip fitter for this after his modest reappearance.
- Ideal Pal