The Lir Jet Keeneland Race Preview
The Lir Jet is declared to run in the Shakertown Stakes (Group 2) at Keeneland tomorrow at 9.30pm UK time.
Tyler Gaffalione takes the ride.
The race is live on Sky Sports Racing.
A massively competitive race with some serious horses in action including Golden Pal who is officially one of the best sprinters in the world with a rating of 121. He sets an exceptional standard and is the one we all have to beat. He is draw out in stall 10 however and his biggest pace danger in the early part of the race is likely to come from his outside in stall 11 with Just Might who is a speedball. Hopefully those two will take on each other and we can take a lead from them into the race.
As we all know, tomorrow is a bit of back up plan due to The Lir Jet frustratingly missing out on his proposed assignments in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, however he has done nothing but please Brendan Walsh since the turn of the year. His work has consistently been very good so fingers crossed he goes and runs a big race.
Tomorrow will require a career best from the The Lir Jet, however he did beat Golden Pal in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2020 so we shouldn't underestimate the talent and ability The Lir Jet has.
Brendan Walsh said today,
“Everything is good, there’s been plenty of rain about so I’d imagine the ground will be on the easy side which I don’t think he should mind, and it’ll be lovely fresh ground.
He seems to be coming into the race in good shape, his work has been very good. It’s a tough race with some very nice horses in there which you’d expect for this race as it’s always high class. There looks to be a lot of speed on the wide outside with Golden Pal and Just Might. I’m very much looking forward to getting him back on the track and it’ll be very interesting to see how he runs.”
It is advised to have a small each way bet.