Though he doesn’t find winning very easy, Elegant Dan was a really consistent sort in handicap hurdles last term and looks overpriced in the conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle at Killarney today (2.45pm).
A winner at Tramore last summer (where he has done most of his racing), he went on to place on three occasions last August/September, including a close third off just 1lb lower last September. The final two outings of the campaign can be excused, having not stayed three miles before then being outclassed in a level-weights conditions contest.
He signalled at a return to form on his second start of the season, at Tramore earlier this month, and that should put him spot on for this. His trainer is in fine form at present, which is another positive.
2.45pm Killarney – 1pt each-way Elegant Dan @ 20-1 5 places (Paddy Power, Boylesports, 18-1 5 places Skybet, William Hill)