Sunday 26th January 2014

2.00 Leopardstown – Sandyford Handicap Chase

I’m not sure the 14/1 about BACK TO BALLOO will last long so I’ll make this short and hopefully sweet.

This eight-year-old grey goes into a handicap for the first time on a mark that looks very workable. He has run in three top novice events this season finishing fifth, fourth and last of eight (remounted to complete after fall).

His last two runs have been particularly eye-catching, not at all given a hard time by David Casey in each. He gets in off a mark of 118 tomorrow and that looks workable especially in a race of this nature.

Plenty in this field are not open to as much improvement, have trip concerns, ground worries or represent trainer’s struggling for form. More importantly none offer the value the selection does.

Colin McBratney has been among the winners lately and David Casey is well capable.

We might just see this grey in a better light despite really soft ground being a fear. Hopefully he is over his mishap last time out.


2.5pts each-way BACK TO BALLOO @14/1 (bet365, Boylesports, Stan James)

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