The son of Big Daddy Cool and Hi Queen Closure
has been a revelation in this competition with wide-margin victories in both outings.
She raced in Ireland, where Michael Casey steered her to the Breeders' Cup 750 final at Shelbourne, where she ran fifth, beaten 12 lengths behind easy winner Hi Queen Closure
Odile came from a very good litter that included Longford Derby hero Hi King Closure, Breeders' Cup 750 heroine Hi Queen Closure
and Poole's Golden Paws winner Hi Tip.
Glencole and Hi Queen Closure
can play a role, while Dartfield Babe will be running fastest at the end but is crying out for further.
Finishing fast, Shelbourne Kay hit the front on the run-in to see off the fast-finishing Hi Queen Closure
by a length-and-a-half in 42.32sec.
Heat 2: 1 Shelbourne Kay, 2 Glencole, 3 Bombersgoinghome, 4 Manor Star, 5 Hi Queen Closure
, 6 O Learys Peggy.
In heat three tonight he comes up against formidable rivals Hi Queen Closure
, Liaise With Lisa and I drove all night, and it should be a rare old battle.
The solitary favourite to oblige in the finals was the Pat and Sean Devlin-owned Hi Queen Closure
in the 750 Breeders Cup.
Hi Queen Closure
and Granada Girl came out on top in the semi-finals, but the outcome could well depend on Rally On Hannah.
Cases can be made for Hi Queen Closure
, the local runner Noelles Amarillo, Else Lass and well-drawn Odile, but it will be a surprise if Side Saga doesn't scorch to another victory.
In the opening heat Hi Queen Closure
showed the way, the 4-1 chance leading home Noelles Amarillo by half a length in 30.20sec, with Else Lass in third.
Billabong Oz and Hi Queen Closure
complete the line-up and each are capable of playing their part, although they do need plenty of luck on their side.