Maybe a little late in the day, but these could be worth a second look!

Those eyecatchers just keep slipping by me with placed form or at least a good run at Galway coming through in the past week with some winners , including Cassells Rock, Little King Robin, Mojito Royale and Fields of May all stepping up to win elsewhere.

So maybe a little late in the day I might try to highlight a few horses that caught the eye and maybe worth looking at next time out.

Bumper winners are hard to find , at value, particularly with the strength of Willie Mullins in that sector.

Co Galway based restricted trainer Hannah Lee did nearly spring a surprise with Blueprint Bob at Galway when the 7 year old son of Blueprint finished a short head second to Patrick Mullins on Shark Hanlon’s Clondaw Farmer.

Ridden prominently by Declan Queally on the day he belied his odds of 50/1 to merit future attention. With just two runs under his belt , including his only previous run at Cork in 2012 he has ability and might just win if staying injury free and race on a bit of summer ground.

Colm Murphy may not be flying quite as high these days as in the past with such good horses as Big Zeb, Brave Inca and Feathered Lady, but his Co Wexford yard is still churning out the winners.

One of those winners is the 7 year old Beneficial gelding, Mister Hotelier who last won at Wexford on St Patricks Day.

That win was his second over hurdles and Murphy has switched the horse to fences with a couple of placed efforts at Killarney and Galway since. A drifter in the market at Galway he came from off the pace in the 2 mile 6 furlong chase to finish third. He looks a likely sort to win over fences fairly soon maybe at Tramore but more likely at a galloping track.

Quick Sketch went into the notebook at Down Royal on the 25th of July with a sixth place for John O’Shea at 66/1. A subsequent run at Sligo didn’t add much to the 2 year old son of Excellent Art’s record when seventh from eleven. But I wouldn’t give up on him just yet as O’Shea is more than capable of getting a horse ready from his Co Kilkenny yard and this Nicholas Teehan/ Bluegate Stud owned and bred horse may just be the one to raise a winning flag for him.

Tony Martin has his Co Meath yard in fair good form at present and they are worth keeping on the right side of. One of his lesser lights might be Anner Queen home bred by the Newtown Anner Stud. This 4 year old Invincible Spirit filly has now run 11 times, with her last run, when third at Down Royal showing signs of promise.

Ridden by Chris Hayes she missed the start over the 7 furlong trip but came through late in third place.

She may never win an Arc De Triomphe but Martin could well find an opportunity for her at some of the smaller tracks or even back on the All Weather.

I missed backing the Dermot Weld trained Renown at Wexford on the second day of their two day meeting in July with the 3 year old Champs Elysses gelding making a winning debut at 7/1.

The three parts brother to Famous Name seemed to run green enough on that day but relished the 12 furlong trip to indicate better days are to come.

Just where that might be I’m not at all sure, but Weld the Master of Rosewell House will have a plan, so we just need to sit it out and wait!

Maybe late in the day, but these might just be worth a second look!



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