Abou Ben eyeing a victory at Cork – Racinghomeforeaster.com Preview
Abou Ben is expected to complete the first ever hat-trick of his career by finishing first in the
WWW.Racinghomeforeaster.Com Hurdle at Cork racecourse on Thursday, March 22.
The high-stakes contest of 2m4f distance will commence at 3:45 (GMT). The total prize money for the event is €13,000.
Abou Ben is all set to compete against Oilily, Castle Wings, Marito and Won In The Dark for the ace title of the Hurdle.
The Andrew Oliver-trained bay gelding is on a hat-trick at the moment. He marvellously finished first in his last two outings in a row.
After winning a big race against 17 rivals on December 19, 2011, the ten-year-old talented runner extended his momentum to 2012 as well and elegantly notched up top spot in Racegoer’s Package 25euro Hurdle on February 4.
These two triumphs have perked up the confidence and morale of the dashing horse to a great extent.
As a whole, Abou Ben has been an impressive runner throughout his career which began on July 20, 2008. The brilliant gelding finished first in his maiden outing.
Out of his total 6 starts to date, the hot favourite horse has won three. Thus, he is carrying a lot of form at the moment. His chances to win today’s competition are as high as 90 percent.
Among the other runners, Castle Wings and Won In The Dark are likely to perform well in the race.
Castle Wings has been fascinating for last four months. Following a fabulous victory on December 26, 2011, the trainee of James Joseph Mangan clinched third spot in the next outing on January 19, 2012. The bay gelding excellently earned runner-up ranks in
the last two races of his career during the month of February.
On the other hand, Won In The Dark gained great confidence by finishing second each in his last two starts during February-March 2012. The veteran bay gelding has 6 Hurdle victories to his credit.
In this situation, there is expected to be a rip-roaring clash at Cork today. Abou Ben will have to apply utmost firepower in order to make a breakthrough. Good luck to the gelding.
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