Probably not that strong a maiden and a chance for FLYING VISIT to put his experience to good use, the predicted rain likely to help his cause. Cold Steel still looks a work in progress but rates the chief threat, while improvement from the likes of Louisville, Kalu Pande and Pita Pinta seems likely
Back to form at Roscommon last time, previous course winner Ecoeye has plenty to recommend from a good draw and with the ground likely to soften. Tuesday’s staying-on second over 7f Foreign Legion rates a big threat, but a chance, at each-way odds, is taken on the less exposed STARTING MONDAY, who shaped nicely at Killarney and also has a good draw.
Possibly a good opportunity for CHARLIE BASSETT (nap) to gain a deserved win. Twice narrowly denied over 1m2f, a positive ride over this shorter trip could reap dividends. Emiyn looks next best on what we have seen, though if the ground remains good then Party Season could be an improver. The market may prove the best guide to the chances of the newcomer Childers.
Very competitive and, given the way results went here on Tuesday, a high draw may not be that much of a hindrance. RAMIRO is one of the least exposed and the manner of his Curragh win suggests there could well be more to come off this 5lb higher mark. Tresorier, and Improving look the dangers.
PERSIA, out of an Oaks third, is one of a plethora of good middle-distance Galileos Aidan O’Brien has this year. He seemed to genuflect out of the Leopardstown gates, finishing behind Halimi, whose chance is helped by the in-form Luke McAteer’s claim now. Baron Samedi faces a tough challenge but has been remarkably progressive.
Palm Beach looks an obvious contender but Coolmore may instead take this with STAR OF JUNIPER, with a pedigree to die for, being by Deep Impact out of a smart sister to Minding. Place players need not look farther than Starlight Dream.
YANKEE STADIUM was wildly eye-catching in a maiden in which the form horses generally ran well two weeks ago and he should be well up to winning this. Caldwell is feared most.
Very open and a cracking contest for the grade. Lord Park will need a little luck but is a major threat to both Sea The Dawn and OVERHEER, quite a nice sort from a family Joe Murphy is fond of.
The Racing Post’s tips for Listowel on Thursday
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