12:13 I.N.H Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 50y

Dual bumper winner Gerri Colombe should take all the beating in the opener. The world looked his oyster when he scored by 24 lengths on his racecourse debut and he followed that up with a good display to win at Naas. That was back in February but he should be primed for this and looks a smart recruit for Robcour and Gordon Elliott.

The selection’s stablemate Fantasio D’Alene may prove best of the rest. He was sent off odds-on favourite at Navan on his last run when he fell and he has some decent hurdles form already to his name.


Next best: Fantasio D’Alene

12:48 Connolly’s Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle 2m 1f

Exciting bumper performer O’Toole can make a winning start to his hurdles career. He destroyed the field on his debut at Fairyhouse, winning by 25 lengths, and ran very well in the Grade 1 Champion Bumper at the Punchestown Festival when second to Kilcruit. He looks a bright prospect over hurdles for Stuart Crawford.

Newcomer Away Down Under is a Walk In The Park filly making her debut for Noel Kelly. Her dam was a six-time winner so she warrants respect and any market moves should be noted.


Next best: Away Down Under

1:23 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

Emma Prada is still searching for her first racecourse win but she looks attractively handicapped off a mark of 96. She never got into the race on her previous run at Gowran Park, but that came off a 63-day break and there there was lots to like about her Navan and Wexford runs prior to that. Perhaps the slight step back in trip will also help Sean Doyle’s six-year-old.

Colwinston has some decent hurdles form to his name but has a three-year absence to overcome, so a safer alternative is top-weight Magic Sea, who has won over the course and distance.


Next best: Colwinston

1:58 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase 2m 4f

Fakir D’Alene looks the pick of Gordon Elliott’s duo. The Bective Stud-owned gelding ran well on his chasing debut at Cork and can use that experience to good effect. He seems versatile ground-wise, will have no problems with the trip and first-time blinkers could sharpen him up.

Skol looked to have plenty left in the tank when unseating four out at Thurles. Prior to that, he’d jumped well, so it won’t be a huge surprise to see him go close with a clear round today.


Next best: Skol

2:33 Metcollect Metal Recycling Handicap Chase 2m 1f 50y

Ricky Langford has been running very well this season and another bold bid is expected from Philip Rothwell’s seven-year-old. He’s won twice and been placed five times in his last nine starts over both hurdles and fences, so he can definitely run well again off a mark of 100. James O’Sullivan claims 5lbs and knows the horse well.

School Lane returns to the racecourse after a brief point-to-point spell which yielded two wins from as many starts, and perhaps the boost of confidence may see Liam Lennon’s gelding in the shakeup.


Next best: School Lane

3:03 Metcollect Cable Recycling Hunters Chase 2m 5f

A good renewal can go the way of Vaucelet. David Christie’s lightly raced six-year-old is enjoying a great run of form, winning his last four in good style. He was excellent at Fairyhouse on his previous start on ground similar to what’s expected on this occasion. He looks the one to beat under Barry O’Neill.

Some Man returned to form when easily winning a Kirkistown point-to-point, but Stand Up And Fight looks a better alternative. Enda Bolger’s nine-year-old is a big player in these contests and is sure to be primed for a big run with Derek O’Connor in the plate.


Next best: Stand Up And Fight

3:35 Metcollect Oil Recycling (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2m 1f

Realistic Optimism looked to be coming with a big run at Fairyhouse but had little to no luck in running. He was badly hampered inside the closing stages and stumbled before running on to finish fourth. Ross O’Sullivan has booked Tom Harney again and expect him to be involved, granted a more straightforward passage.

Pat’s Choice can be the best of the remainder. He was well beaten into fourth in a competitive sales bumper at Fairyhouse in April but this looks a simpler task.


Next best: Pat’s Choice