Ian Fortune

Ballinakill Alf remains the hot favourite for Islandbridge Sprint success with the brilliantly fast Graham Holland trained star just even money with layers Boylesports to come out on in the famous sprint event.

It will be a fortnight since his last run when he lines out in Friday’s semis although he was kept on tune with a slick 18.59 trial last weekend.

Cree Jo Jo wasn’t far behind Ballinakill Alf in the opening round, pushing him right to line and he is second in at 6-1. Romeo Falco may have been narrowly beaten in his opening round effort but we did get a glimpse of what he was capable of in a voided contest a week earlier.

He is an 8-1 chance, a couple of points clear of his kennel companion and litter brother Romeo Taylor who is 10-1 alongside superb opening round scorer Whatever Next. Indeed the 10-1 available about the Barry Clancy trained Whatever Next may tempt a few punters in.

Islandbridge Open Sprint

Boylesports bet:

EVS Ballinakill Alf

6 Cree Jo Jo

8 Romeo Falco

10 Romeo Taylor

10 Whatever Next

12 Getup Me Son

12 Uncle Tom

16 Hawkfield Scar

16 Robbies Tiger

20 Beepers Evan

20 Gumption

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