Back Killaro Boy at 33/1 to win Irish National

Update: Killaro Boy was brought down at the 5th fence

Watching Killaro Boy in the past, he has travelled like a good horse in the making in a couple of his races over fences and I think he could run well today in the Irish National (5pm Fairyhouse).  The trip’s an unknown and is the riskiest factor; he won a 3 mile point, but that’s as far as he’s gone on track and there simply isn’t enough evidence in his pedigree to make a judgement. The heavy ground won’t help from a stamina viewpoint, although he has won on heavy.

Killaro Boy has won two of his three races at this track, two of his five steeplechases and two of his two runs at this time of year (April). He ran well for a long way last time out over a much shorter trip, and I think he’s worth an EW with Skybet who are paying 1/5th the odds 6 places.

“Recommended” (see here). EW Killaro Boy, Skybet, 1/5th odds 6 places, Irish Grand National.

Enjoy the racing and don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile.


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