A well-contested fillies maiden. Red Line Alexander is an obvious starting point, with the form of her Curragh third franked by runner-up Thunder Kiss since.
However, SWEEPROAD wasn’t far behind the latter at Gowran Park on debut when running green and may have more scope to improve so gets the nod. Lots of others have chances including Solene Lilyette, Love Bracelet, Elite Craft and Zofar Zogood.
Several of these are rated in close proximity to each other, but the one that could have a bit more to give is MIDNIGHT SUNSHINE – who can improve from her seasonal debut and has few miles on the clock.
She acts better on good ground. Globe Theatre, Yenillik, Beauty Of Deira and Nan Yehi are all capable of going well.
Sharp Focus will be well-fancied to supplement his Killarney win and has a good draw to help, but he is off a stiff enough mark and CONOR HOGAN could be a bit of value to spoil the party.
He didn’t stay 1m 5f last time and this drop in trip – with a nice draw too – can see him get off the mark.
Han Solo, Blankiedoodie and Overheer can be involved.
Having been unlucky to bump into rapidly improving rivals on her last two starts, CELTIC CROWN has a decent opportunity to get off the mark today, if she can reproduce her Killarney form after just a five-day break.
Bestrella is taking a big jump in trip and isn’t guaranteed to stay. Stablemates Calidus Mirabilis and Capel At Dawn are feared, while market support for Belgoprince would be significant.
Turned over at skimpy odds at Cork recently, MONUMENT VALLEY appears to be crying out for this longer test and it will be disappointing if he blows another good-looking opportunity here to get off the mark.
Royal Free Hotel is getting the hang of things and could well emerge as a bigger danger than Alatar and Monopoly.
It was a moderate looking affair The Abbey won at Killarney and he could be a bit vulnerable here, particularly to ONE IN ALL IN, with the latter after shaping well at Fairyhouse on his recent reappearance.
Fitter now, he will be difficult to keep at bay with Colin Keane back in the plate for only the second time. Tirmizi and Western Boy are also feared.
The hat-trick chasing Allora Yeats was good value for her narrow Curragh win and will be a tough nut to crack under her 7lb penalty. However, slight preference is for CLIARA on the back of a good staying fifth behind Dollar Value at Leopardstown.
She was one of very few to come out of the pack that day and from a nice draw here, she is given the nod. Crackaway, Arcland and For Everyone are also interesting.
Narrowly denied at Sligo, JEFF KIDDER (NAP) could well be compensated for his efforts here off a 4lb higher mark on what is effectively his second roll of the dice in handicap grade due to his mishap at Roscommon.
Dream Point is feared on her Dundalk third, while Shumaker could also step up on past Flat form.
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