FAROUK D'ALENE flopped when a short-priced favourite in a Grade 3 last time and lost his unbeaten record as a result. Quite why or what went wrong that day is open to debate though he had previously looked a very talented horse and he is taken to bounce back over a trip that promises to suit.
Darrens Hope bolted up in a Listed race at Cork before completely misfiring at the same venue the time after, again there are questions against him after that performance yet he still looks the biggest danger if on song.
Baptism Of Fire is another to consider and deserves a healthy amount of respect whilst similar comments can also apply to Costalotmore.
written by Chris Connolly