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Mr Trinket

Mr Trinket can be marked up at least a little on the bare form of the performance that he put up in finishing fourth in the nine-and-a-half-furlong three-year-olds’ handicap at Ballinrobe on Monday. Settled into a nice early position by Jack Kearney, in third place behind Prophets Voice and Heather Bear, he moved up on the outside as they left the back straight, travelling well. Three wide as they raced around the home turn, he was forced wider still as Brown Eagle moved up on his inside, and he appeared to lose his forward momentum, dropping back to fifth or sixth when they straightened up. He kept on well from there, despite hanging a little to his left. He was strong at the finish, going down by a total of just over two lengths in the end.

It was an encouraging performance by Mark Fahey’s horse on his first run back after a short break. Winner of a one-mile handicap at Dundalk in early March off a mark of 68, this was his first run since he finished a close-up fourth behind Decorated Guest in a 12-furlong handicap back at Dundalk in early April, and it was his first run on turf since August last year, when he was with Ken Condon. He should progress from this, and he could do better on a more galloping track. This near-10-furlong trip is a good trip for him, it appeared as if he didn’t fully stay 12 furlongs at Dundalk in April.
Ballinrobe, 18th July 2022