Maundy Money seeking four-timer in September Handicap
DAVID MARNANE is planning a two-horse raid with Maundy Money and Rain Rush in the Leopardstown Pavilion September Handicap at the Dublin track on Saturday.
Maundy Money is in top form having completed a hat-trick with two wins at Galway and one at Killarney and though Rain Rush has not won in over 12 months, Marnane believes he too has strong claims as long as the ground is not too soft.
"Maundy Money is in good nick. He's won his last three and we think he's improved again," said the County Tipperary trainer.
"The ground doesn't seem to bother him and we are quite hopeful for him to run a big race again.There's a bit of rain forecast but he's won on soft ground.
"The other horse has a big chance as well. If the ground doesn't deteriorate too much, Rain Rush will be a danger to him."
Marnane also expects Maysa to go well in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Autumn Fillies Handicap.
"She's a winner of three of her last four races and she's got a big live chance," he went on.
"She's in with a very good racing weight so we're hopeful of a good run from her as well, but I wouldn't want the ground to deteriorate too much for her either."