Thursday 30th August 2018
Its Thursday which of course means it’s time for a midweek Irish Preview and this week’s edition comes from Tipperary in the form of Fairy Bridge Stakes Evening.
The Fairy Bridge Stakes is a Group 3 contest that’s contested over a distance of seven and a half furlongs and it’s a race specifically for Fillies & Mares with over €38,000 going to the winner. This year’s renewal has thrown up a competitive affair and it’s currently headed by I Can Fly for Aiden O’Brien. She comes here having put a few disappointing efforts behind her with an impressive success in Listed company. She’s contested both the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks this term and if showing up on a going day she’s an obvious big player. Donnacha takes the ride and she’s a general 2/1 chance.
A couple of raiders from the UK take their place in the field this evening and the first of these comes in the form of One Master for William Haggas. She’s a lightly raced sort who’s put in some solid efforts so far this season culminating in a fourth placed effort at Glorious Goodwood the last day. She’s a general 5/1 chance and is the mount of Colm O’Donoghue. The other raider from the UK is none other than Dan’s Dream for Mick Channon. She comes here on a bit of a recovery mission following a string of below par efforts after her Newbury win. She can be found trading trading at a general 15/2 in the betting.
Dermot Weld has a fine record in this particular contest and he comes here with two representatives and these are Yulong Gold Fairy (5/1) and Sorelle Delle Rose (12/1) the mounts of Leigh Roche and Declan McDonogh respectively. Qatar Racing also have two representatives in the field however with different trainers with Lightening Quick (10/1) coming here for Johnny Murtagh and Ship Of Dreams (12/1) for Joseph O’Brien. These two are partnered with Colin Keane and Wayne Lordan.
I’m going to take a chance here on Dermot Weld extending his good record in the race and side with YULONG GOLD FAIRY. She generally runs solid races within hot company and got her head in front the last day. I think she can go well again here.
YULONG GOLD FAIRY – 5/1
5.25 – FIRE FLY (2/1)
5.55 – YULONG GOLD FAIRY (5/1)
6.55 – DIFFERENT LEAGUE (3/1)
7.25 – FLAVIUS (7/4)