The Great War looked a juvenile to follow with a bloodless success on his debut in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden at Tipperary.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt fetched $1million at the sales and was sent off the 3/10 favourite for his first outing in public.
Richard Hughes makes his long-awaited comeback from injury on Friday afternoon and MONTIRIDGE (Sandown, 2.45) could make it a return to remember in a terrific renewal of the Bet365 Mile.
Every Thursday we pick out some of the day’s best bet 365 Jollies and Rags bets. Jollies and Rags picks out selected fancied horses in a race (Jollies) and pitches them in a match bet against the remaining field (Rags). It is a fun way to liven up a day’s punting. Today, we focus on two races from Brighton and one up in Newcastle, forming three interesting tips for a treble!!
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.