This is not out of desperation it is a play I feel that looks slightly over-priced. I generally do not look too deeply at Dundalk merely due to time restraints but religiously compile the ratings.
RACE SUMMARY 17:00:00
Yuften looks the obvious one at the weights but I just have a sneaky suspicion That Is The Spirit may turn around the form of their last meeting which was in a similar race here back in November when Yuften romped home beating My selection by over 11 lengths but there are a few reasons I think That Is The Spirit can get much closer today. The main reason is that last run was over 8 furlongs a trip at which Yuften is clearly superior but today we race over the specialist trip of 7 furlongs for which That Is The Spirit is head and shoulders in front on form with wins off 90,95,105, 99 and 90. His last two runs over this CD can be forgiven as he was returning from an absence of 117 days and 116 days, both times in strong handicap, 0-95 and 0-90. The other reason I think he can improve today is he looks more than likely to get an uncontested lead from stall 3 with a far superior Early Speed Rating to anything else in the race. This is his third run after a break so should strip much fitter the main question is how much ability does he retain.
SELECTION : That Is The Spirit at 10/1