Leopardstown 3.45 - Handicap - 1 mile 5 furlongs - 23 run - Going Good
A very competitive renewal and I'll start with last year's runner up from the Joseph O'Brian yard SHOSHONE WARRIORwho arrives here possibly with a bit of a plot and a target in mind. A Course winner in the past, off a 4lbs lower mark than last season's race and with an excellent 5lbs Claimer. Some solid if unspectacular runs so far but I think this Course and a big field brings out the best in the horse.
EVER PRESENT is another with good Course form, top weight for Jessie, drops down in trip but the way this horse moves through a race suggests it could come with a wet sail in the closing stages. Will need a good fast pace to work off but the drop in trip is very interesting tactically.
Another with proven stamina is PRESTO, the horse has had a light season so far so comes fresh but fit and another I'd expect to see arrive late on the scene.
TIP - SHOSHONE WARRIOR / Trackers - Presto + Ever Present