THE Ger Lyons-trained Unsinkable has been installed as favourite for the Tote Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh on Sunday, March 29th by Paddy Power.
One of 42 entries for the €100,000 contest, Unsinkable was an impressive winner at Leopardstown at the end of last season. He is number 40 in the Irish Lincoln and needs at least 13 horses rated above him to drop out if he is to make the cut for the race, which is the feature of the opening day of the turf flat racing season.
Onenightidreamed, trained by Tommy Stack, is second favourite at 8/1, while Stuccodor, winner of the race in 2014 for Dermot Weld, is 10/1 with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Bishan Bedi, a big improver on the all-weather this winter.
The opening race, a two-year-old maiden, is the first race in Ireland to offer a Plus 10 bonus of €12,500 to connections of the winner, if eligible. Plus 10 is a €7 million bonus scheme which will see qualified two-year-olds (and three-year-old horses in 2016) race for cash bonuses of €12,500 across several hundred races in Ireland and Britain.
Each time a bonus is won, it is split between the owner (75%), the payers of the scheme’s first two registration stages (being the breeder and potentially a pinhooker – 10% each) and the trainer, jockey and stable staff associated with the winning horse (5%).
For a horse to be qualified to win a bonus, it must be paid-up to a three-stage registration process, with the third and final registration fee due on March 31st (any horse entered into the Curragh maiden must be qualified prior to declaration).
Paddy Power bets: 7 Unsinkable, 8 Onenightidreamed, 10 Stuccodor, Bishan Bedi, 12 Vastonea, Daredevil Day, Ill Be Your Clown, Maskoon, 14 Vector Force, Haaf A Sixpence, Third Dimension, Youre Fired, Hasanour, 16 Sovereign Debt, Chapter Seven, Zarwaan, Gabrial, Vedelago, Mandatorio, Canary Row, Colour Blue, Spirit Of The Law, 20 Fire Ship, Boomshackerlacker, Gabrials Kaka, Intensical, Castle Guest, Bold Thady Quill, Hold The Line, Ramone, Move To Strike, Lesha, Defining Year, Dolce N Kamara, Camakasi, 25 Sophies World, Aussie Valentine, Kings Ryder, Rossvoss, Queen Of Alba, Cullentry Royal, Cheval RougeClick here to see the Irish Lincolnshire weights
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