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Golden Twilight

It might pay to give Golden Twilight another chance. He ran no kind of race in the 10-furlong premier handicap at The Curragh last Saturday. Usually a prominent racer, Michael Halford’s horse missed the break, he was last of the 19 runners after five strides, and he just never got into the race. Still last as they turned for home, he never got close, and he just kept on to finish 16th.

He is obviously a leap of faith now, but it just wasn’t his day. Interestingly, on his previous run, his first run of the year, he had finished fifth in a handicap at Cork in which the two Johnny Murtagh horses Mashhoor and Safecracker – first and second in Saturday’s race – had finished just in front of him in fourth and third places respectively. Golden Twilight shaped that day too as if he would come on for the run, his first in three and a half months. It could be worthwhile giving him another chance now, and it may be that he will be under-rated by the market next time on the back of Saturday’s disappointing run.
The Curragh, 21st May 2022