With the Liam Burke yard in fine form, I like the look of Belle Lurette at Cork this afternoon (5.35pm) at what looks a very big price.
It is a pedigree I know well, as I claimed the half-sister, Alice Avril, in France after she won at Pau in January! They are half-sisters to Grand Sancy and Keskonrisk, both black-type performers over hurdles, so it is a really smart pedigree. The dam also won over hurdles and fences in France.
A daughter of Martaline, Belle Lurette travelled noticeably well on debut in what looked a much hotter bumper than this at Thurles just a fortnight ago, before struggling to pick up in the heavy ground in the straight. The 14-day turnaround would normally be a concern, but she encounters better ground here and it is worth noting Liam Burke had an impressive winner at Tipperary yesterday, just nine days after her debut at Punchestown.
He has had three winners, a second and three thirds from his last eight runners and the fact he is willing to run Belle Lurette back quickly suggests she has come out of her debut race in great form.
This doesn’t look anything like as strong a contest and at the prices, she is a cracking bet.
5.35pm Cork – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Belle Lurette @ 20-1 (all firms, take Best Odds Guaranteed)