Sligo Selections-The Peaky Blogger.


Well folk’s, all I can say is what a brilliant week of racing we have witnessed. As an Irishman, it makes me proud as punch seeing Irish horses travel overseas and coming out on top against some of Europe’s elite.

Also it has been a successful week for The World Of Sport. I hope those of you who followed the selections suggested, had a pint or two on me.

But enough of focusing on the past, it is now time to go again for tomorrows racing. Sligo is not necessarily a track I love to tip up potential winners in, but it certainly beats Tramore.

All roads lead to Listowel however and if you decide to bypass tomorrows tips, I highly suggest you consider Listowel Sunday. It is a track and a festival that has been very profitable for me in past years.

My Nap of the day lies with Jerandme in the 3.50, currently trading at a price of 6-5.

This looks clear as day. How the horse is 6-5 is mind-blowing. The horse has never finished out of the top three in its life. It has won on ground ranging from good-soft. Most importantly, it is having the season of its life.

It is a no-brainer, the horse is versatile, classy and honest. The ground will have dried out throughout the day and it will be perfect for him. He is going for a hat-trick bid here and I have no problem in saying that Noel Meade has found a lovely opportunity to get it in style.

The next best will be Rocky Court in the 2.10 at a price of 11-4.

Again, this looks almost too good to be true. It ran a cracker last time out in Downpatrick, when running a gallant race for second against a potential improver.

The horse wants good ground. The weather has changed drastically over the weekend, with temperatures exceeding 20 degrees Celsius, and with a nice breeze in the air, the ground will have dried out. The conditions are in his favour. All he has to do now is get his well deserved win.

The each-way selection lies in the 4.20 with Loch Luatha, currently at a very tasty price of 7-1.

For a start, Loch Luatha is 4lbs better off with Mary Fields, who was just over a length in front of our choice last time out. It is 2lbs better off than Cluan Dara, who was a half-length in front if it was even that distance. It has run very well here before so how and why is it so weak in the market?

In my opinion it’s coming down to the fact that he is a veteran now. It is no longer as easy as it once was for this horse to race against younger legs here. That folks is total nonsense.

For a start the horse has placed here before, it has proven it can still run credibly and everyone bar Loch Luatha is getting punished for their previous runs while Loch Luatha remains virtually untouched. It is without doubt the value horse in the race tomorrow and do not be surprised if he comes around the final bend swinging!

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