has posted a comment in the Down Royal & Leopardstown Friday
thread in the forumLeop
was bought for 65,000 in August last year and was backed from 12/1 into 10/1 on debut in a 6f Navan maiden, in which he finished a fair 8th. Form of the race is working out well, with the 3rd, 4th & all running well next time. Raphael is entered in group 1 Phoenix Stakes and has a nice draw in stall 3 today. He should come on plenty for debut run and Prendergast won this in in 2010. 10/1 Bet365
(Camelback ran a big race last time and was one I wanted to follow but stall 12 of 12 is a bit of a killer, maybe he can overcome it but just looks a bit too short for me now from that draw).
8.05 Teos Music
(each way) is 11lbs lower than when 8th in a hot nursery over 7f here last year. She is out of a full sister to Teofilo and made debut as a 2yo in a group 3. She didnt run badly when beaten just over 1 length in a 1m Dundalk maiden on seasonal debut, travelling up well over a furlong out but lacking the turn of pace in final furlong. She now moves up to 1m4f and could be well in off 70 in this. She has a nice draw in stall 1, so hopefully can break well and Manning can dictate from up front. 15/2 Ladbrokes