THERE'S another great day's racing in store at Leopardstown Festival on Sunday and Alan has two picks from there and two from Southwell.
CLASS rose to the surface at Leopardstown yesterday and unbeaten chaser DELTA WORK can reward favourite backers in the Grade 1 Novice Chase. Last season’s Pertemps Network Final winner over hurdles at the Cheltenham festival has looked very good over the bigger obstacles, inflicting defeat on yesterday’s scorer Le Richebourg when they clashed at Fairyhouse.
AL BOUM PHOTO should go close in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup. The Willie Mullins-trained chaser took the measure of useful Shattered Love in the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse last April and had plenty in hand of Total Recall on his comeback at Tramore, conceding the runner-up 10lb. Paul Towend takes the mount with Ruby Walsh aboard stablemate Bellshill.
POINT ZERO was called some rude names when clocking up an unenviable sequence of losses at short odds on the Fibresand but he looked a reformed character when scoring at Southwell ten days ago wearing an eye-shield for the first time. If in the same mood he will win the seller.
At bigger odds, KODI DREAM could well defy a 6lb penalty for his Newcastle victory on Friday evening – only his second start for Roger Fell since arriving from Ireland.
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