Raucous looks decent each-way value at 10/1 in the 2.00 at the Curragh today.
William Haggas’ gelding posted some cracking efforts last season, including when a two length third of 12 to top class sprinter The Tin Man in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.
He backed that up with an excellent length third of 27 to Dancing Star in the ultra-competitive Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood and went on to round off the campaign with a third to Shalaa in a Group 3 at Ascot off an official rating of 105.
The four-year-old also looked as good as ever on seasonal reappearance when comfortably landing a conditions’ contest at Chelmsford and was then far from disgraced when fourth to Magical Memory in a Group 3 at Newbury.
Raucous has since run far better than the bare result suggests when an eye-catching never nearer 12th of 26 to Lancelot Du Lac in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood fronm the worst of the draw in stall 26 and endured a nightmare passage last time out when 11th of 19 over 7f at Goodwood.
Granted better luck in-running he looks weighted to run a big race off whats looks a workable mark of 102 on the pick of his form.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Raucous (10/1 bet365 – BOG, 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5)