Dawn Raider looks worth a punt at 6/1 in the the 2.45 at Galway today.
Pat Kelly’s five-year-old posted a number of solidd efforts before opening his account in terrific style at Killarney.
After racing strongly on the heels of the leaders he took up the running travelling well three form home and asserted when challenged after the last to beat Conduct Yourself by 4 1/4 lengths.
He was well on top at the finish and it was an effort which suggested that there was even better to come.
If that is the case a 9lb rise does not look harsh and the booking of Davy Russell to do the steering is an eye-catching one.
The in-form rider has a 23 per cent strike rate when teaming up with the yard in the past 12 months, so his presence in the saddle suggests connections mean business.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts eacj-way Dawn Raider (6/1 bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill – BOG)