WHITTINGTON CAN LORD IT.
Aidan O'Brien chose to give the son of Rip Van Winkle his debut in a conditions race at Naas last month, and Joseph O'Brien's mount ran a race full of promise to get within a head of Cappella Sansevero.
Punters made my selection the 2-7 favourite to go one better in a Curragh maiden 11 days on, but Dick Whittington racing keenly without cover from stall one, was floored by 20-1 winner Intense Style.
However, he made no mistake at Navan last time, lengthening clear to beat previous winner Dandyleekie by four and a half lengths.
The way he stuck on to the line signposted further improvement at seven furlongs, and Dick Whittington can prove the point with another win.
Toscanini is still a maiden but was narrowly denied in this grade at Naas and has to enter calculations, while Newmarket winner Justice Well and American pair Cordero and Crown The Kitten are worthy of respect.
SEEKING HIS FORTUNE Dick Whittington is the one to beat