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Chief Editor bids to maintain Wallace's stranglehold.

5.15 Curragh

Cill Dara Security Flying Five Stakes (Group 3)

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Key stat David Nicholls has a 20 per cent strike-rate here over the last five seasons for a profit of pounds 10.75 to a pounds 1 level stake

A race that has been won by British raiders the last four times and Mark Wallace, who won it with Benbaun for the past three years, relies on Chief Editor in a race in which five of the six runners travel across Irish Sea.

The soft ground-loving son of Tomba was returning from a break when runner-up to Peace Offering in a conditions event at Nottingham 19 days ago. The winner's trainer, David Nicholls, relies on Masta Plasta to do the honours this time and he ran well behind the home team's Snaefell over 6f in the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint on heavy ground at Leopardstown a fortnight ago.

Look Busy takes another step up in class after winning the Listed Beverley Bullet on her latest start.

What they say

Michael Halford, trainer of Snaefell

"He's in great form and came out of his Leopardstown win very well. He likes the Curragh and goes on the ground, so we're very hopeful of a big run. If the ferries didn't travel, he'd be an absolute certainty!"

Mark Wallace, trainer of Chief Editor

"He's in good form and obviously takes a step up in class, but the ground should be fine and it's a good track. He has come on for his run behind Peace Offering and we are looking for a good effort from him."

Bryan Smart, trainer of Fathom Five

"He's in good order, the ground should suit and we have a very good jockey on him."

Alex Greaves, wife of David Nicholls, trainer of Masta Plasta

"He ran well in his last race at Leopardstown and has been improving. He deserves this step up in class and hopefully will run well."

Kevin Ryan, trainer of Wi Dud

"He's in good order and we have just put the blinkers on to sharpen him up. He goes into the race as well as we would want him."

Alan Berry, trainer of Look Busy

"She has travelled over well and hopefully she'll take to the Irish air. She has done nothing but improve all year and, although she has to improve again to win, she deserves to take her chance."
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2008
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