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Helvic Dream

Helvic Dream did well to finish second to Protagonist in the concluding nine-and-a-half-furlong handicap, coming from mid-division as he did, in a race that wasn’t run at an overly strong pace, and conceding 18lb to the winner. Protagonist, was well fancied and well backed, on his debut for Jessica Harrington and racing off a mark of 76. The handicapper raised him by 13lb for this win. Helvic Dream made good progress for Colin Keane from the top of the home straight and, while it never looked likely that he would catch the winner, he stayed on all the way to the line, coming nicely clear of the rest of the field.

Noel Meade’s horse was nicely progressive last season, he won twice on soft ground at Roscommon last autumn and, on this evidence, he has continued his progression. The handicapper raised him by 5lb to a mark of 99, but he remains progressive, this was just his fifth run, and that type of mark should be within range.

Gowran Park, 19th June 2020