17:20 Clonmel

BLONDES NO MORE was far from disgraced in two competitive handicaps last summer and could find improvement on stable debut for Eoin Griffin. A mark of 89 looks fair for this five-year-old and she can account for Miss Echrad, who may well have a bit more to offer now on decent ground, and Cailean's Angel, who is bred to appreciate the addition of hurdles and would go close on the pick of her bumper form.
Prediction : 1st Blondes No More 2nd Miss Echrad 3rd Caileans Angel

17:55 Clonmel

The Granson found a novice event too hot to handle at Kilbeggan last week and could come unstuck here once more, while Force Of Forces has been disappointing on the last three occasions and looks worth opposing. Percy took a backwards step last time for Gordon Elliott but remains with potential, though it could be worth following VISIOMAN. Second to a potentially smart type last time out, he remains unexposed over two miles and it is worth noting that his handler won this event last season.
Prediction : 1st Visioman 2nd Percy 3rd The Granson

18:30 Clonmel

DRAKAINA was back to winning ways when last seen at Limerick in October and having gone well fresh in the past (won at Wexford last May on her return from a 65-day break), the daughter of Oscar can go in again off a 6lb higher mark in a race which looks there for the taking. A Place Apart has had a recent run on the level here and was second when last tried over hurdles at Downpatrick, so he heads the list of dangers from Clonard Street.
Prediction : 1st Drakaina 2nd A Place Apart 3rd Clonard Street

19:05 Clonmel

LAST MINUTE MAN has shown a respectable level of form in two starts to date and is more than entitled to improve for a sounder surface on his third outing over timber for Gordon Elliott. Plan Of Attack looked to appreciate the step up in trip when third at Kilbeggan on his latest start and is respected here along with Amschel, who was second on her debut and is likely to improve for the outing.
Prediction : 1st Last Minute Man 2nd Plan Of Attack 3rd Amschel

19:40 Clonmel

STACKS MOUNTAIN's best effort in four starts came when eighth in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at the Punchestown Festival last year and looks the type capable of improving after a four-month break on his handicap debut. Big Ben disappointed on his handicap bow at Punchestown last October but is entitled to benefit from a sounder surface, while Turasoir can improve for the application of cheekpieces.
Prediction : 1st Stacks Mountain 2nd Big Ben 3rd Turasoir

20:15 Clonmel

It's difficult to be too confident about any of these, but COTTONVALE has placed on his last couple of starts, including off this mark behind the well-handicapped Lord Erskine at Tipperary last week, and he looks sure to go close again under new partner Barry Geraghty. Kiera Royale ran well in maiden company last month and can figure on her switch to the handicap ranks, while Down Royal fourth Baily Sunset is no forlorn hope from further down the weights.
Prediction : 1st Cottonvale 2nd Kiera Royale 3rd Baily Sunset

20:45 Clonmel

CONDARCIA made a promising start to her racing career when third behind subsequent Grade 3 bumper scorer Colreevy at Fairyhouse and a repeat performance alone would make her difficult to beat, although she is entitled to improve. Whatucallher was far from disgraced first time out in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper and she could have a say in the outcome here, while Light Of My Life, Si Gaoth and Suinda make up the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Condarcia 2nd Whatucallher 3rd Light Of My Life

17/05/2018 Clonmel Acca