22nd Aug 2015 | Horse Racing
Ballydoyle Can Live Up To Her Name
Impressive winner at Newmarket last time and an already big speed rating gets a sizeable sectional upgrade.
If you were to name a horse after your training facilities, you would make sure it was a very good horse and that is the case with Ballydoyle.
She was given a gentle introduction to racing when fourth at the Curragh but then sprang to life when a short-head second in the Chesham Stakes. It was a smart performance but she bettered it when winning her maiden at Newmarket.
Taking a class 4 maiden might look ordinary form but in future we might look back on it in a positive light. The second, fourth and ninth home have all won since.
Ballydoyle recorded an impressive 91 Topspeed Rating but deserves a hefty upgrade because the race was run at a steady early gallop (102.2% finishing speed).
She takes a step up in grade in the 4.10 Curragh but she’s got bundles of ability and we could see a special performance.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:48 22nd Aug, 2015 but subject to change