A trio of runners to look out for at Roscommon this evening
Roscommon survived a morning inspection to provide the only evening action on Monday. For those of a more international persuasion, there are a couple of Grade 1s in America later on, but those keeping it closer to home should watch out for these three runners.
Our Anniversary 5.45
The gamble of the morning, Our Anniversary was 8-1 at first show last night and was still 15-2 this morning before the money started pouring in and she is now the 11-4 favourite for this maiden. She has run three times already, but importantly given the likely conditions, she has run well here on testing ground. That probably goes some way to explaining her popularity in the market against rivals who, in a handful of cases, have better form to their names.
Get Up And Go 7.15
Get Up And Go has never been within 15 lengths of the winner in his four races, but he has soft ground experience and has been given a break since his handicap debut in February. Also notable is his pedigree. He comes from a family of above-average stayers, notably Weird Al, and on his second run in a handicap he moves up to 2m4½f. The betting may give a clue as to how ready he is to do himself justice returning from nearly seven months off.
Kirwans Lane 7.45
Though Kirwans Lane's sire Excellent Art is not a jumps sire of any great repute (his best would be the useful chaser Runswick Royal), what can be seen on his dam's side really sets the pulse racing. Dam Sosua is a half-sister to dual Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly. Considering that eye-catching family tie it might have been expected that Kirwans Lane would fetch more than the €20,000 or so he has gone for in a couple of auctions, though he has been popular in the betting ahead of this racecourse debut.