When Patrick Mullins saddles for his Dad, Willie, then you need to pay attention. When Willie Mullins puts almost any horse out these days, you need to pay attention.

Nobody has a better win ratio than Willie Mullins at the moment, and when his son is on board, that win ratio goes up. Beaten by a length first time out at Clonmel, Pearl Diamond is set for a better ride in the 8:50 at Kilbeggan.

And this is what he was bred for. His stallion, Arcadio, produces decent 5-year-old 2-milers. We got a glimpse at Clonmel where, we suspect, he was held back and lightly raced.

Kilbeggan could be a different story. It all fits for an improved run against, frankly, an average field.

Back Pearl Diamond at 5/4

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