Oddschecker tips for every race at Leopardstown on Thursday.
GODDESS hails from an outstanding family, that includes the likes of Galileo and Sea The Stars, and she had a nightmare trip when finishing down the field on her debut at the Curragh. The daughter of Camelot is likely to improve for that experience and could be hard to beat. Pursuit Of Magic is a half-sister to a French Listed winner and could prove to be the main threat to the selection. That said, Munees Gemini also merits a market inspection. Prediction : 1st Goddess 2nd Pursuit Of Magic 3rd Munees Gemini
TREMENDOUS LEAP has performed well in all of his starts in maidens and the switch to handicap company could see the son of Shamardal get off the mark. Red Avenger has to be respected following his narrow win at the Curragh earlier in the month, although a 5lb rise in the ratings will make life harder for him. Atlas and Waterboy are others who merit places on the shortlist. Prediction : 1st Tremendous Leap 2nd Red Avenger 3rd Waterboy
MEDAL OF HONOUR was kept busy as a juvenile but his defeat of a subsequent winner at the Curragh in May suggested that he may improve this year. A 5lb rise for that success appears to be fair and he has to be given the utmost respect. Bucky Larson is another who has already had a successful year and it would be no surprise to see him in the mix again, while Lethal Power and War Hero also make the shortlist. Prediction : 1st Medal Of Honour 2nd Bucky Larson 3rd War Hero
A very competitive handicap which can go the way of THE KING, who is unexposed and arguably put in a career best last time out. On that occasion he was only a neck behind a useful rival in a similar race to this at Navan and a 5lb rise for that effort should be workable. Lucius Tiberius won well at the Curragh late last month and is an obvious threat to the selection, along with Massif Central and Agent Zigzag. Prediction : 1st The King 2nd Lucius Tiberius 3rd Massif Central
SIZZLING has already made the podium in both Listed and Group Three company this season and the step up in trip could bring about further improvement in the Galileo filly, who has proved a consistent Ballydoyle inmate this season. Cimeara was second behind Guiseppe Garibaldi in the Listed King George V Cup here last time and the step up to 1m6f seems the natural progression. She has to be respected along with Listed winner Detailed.Prediction : 1st Sizzling 2nd Cimeara 3rd Detailed
DAWN HOOFER won a competitive renewal of the Apprentice Derby at the Curragh when last seen and, despite an 8lb rise for that victory, there looks to be plenty still in the locker and she can account for some useful rivals. Days Without End has gone close in a trio of maidens this term and has to be respected on his first handicap start, while any market support for The Plan Man and Waterville Dancer should be noted with both making each-way appeal.Prediction : 1st Dawn Hoofer 2nd Days Without End 3rd The Plan Man
TORNADO WATCH has gone close the last twice on the level and, having scored twice over hurdles in the spring, he can get off the mark in this sphere now stepping up in trip a further two furlongs. Davids Charm was fifth behind the selection at Ballinrobe on what was just his second Flat appearance and he will probably put up most resistance, while bumper winner Kolumbus is interesting having been off the track for over a year.Prediction : 1st Tornado Watch 2nd Davids Charm 3rd Kolumbus