David Brown is forecasting improvement from Glen Moss on his second start for new connections in Saturday's £25 Free Bet At corbettsports.com Handicap at Haydock.
Twice a winner for Charlie Hills last summer, he was bought by John Fretwell and made his debut for Brown at Kempton last week, staying close to the pace and finishing second behind Georgian Bay as an 11-4 favourite.
Amazing Maria is firmly on course for next weekend's Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket following a pleasing workout on the Rowley Mile.
The Mastercraftsman filly has not been seen in competitive action since her Group Three triumph in the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood last August, with trainer Ed Dunlop deciding against running her in one of the early-season Classic trials.
There is a wealth of temptation today. One could easily lay out 10-15pts in stakes and find themselves facing a tricky conclusion to what has been a good month if it went wrong. So, just the two selections from Kilbeggan.
Ireland Matters brings punters the latest views from the track, horses, trainers and jockeys to follow (and some to avoid!), along with some moans, groans and banter from the Irish racing scene across the pond with our own Kevin O’Malley. This week, the Irish Grand National and some horses to back next time out.