13:15 Cork

ZAGITOVA is a Galileo half-sister to Garswood that cost 1,600,000gns as a yearling and she caught the eye when finishing second on her debut at Newmarket last month. If she improves for that run, like so many Ballydoyle representatives do, she will be very hard to beat. At Last is a stablemate of the selection and she is a half-sister to the Australian Group 1 winner Zoustar, while Baladiya and For Your Eyes are other newcomers to note.
Prediction : 1st Zagitova 2nd At Last 3rd Baladiya

13:50 Cork

Claim The Lady put in a promising debut performance when finishing third at Killarney last month and he can be expected to go well once again. That said, the preference is for MOUNT EVEREST, who is from an outstanding family. The full-brother to Yucatan caught the eye when staying on into sixth on his debut at the Curragh last month and he should improve markedly for that experience. Girolamo is another with strong form claims, while Ozone is the pick of the newcomers.
Prediction : 1st Mount Everest 2nd Claim The Lady 3rd Girolamo

14:25 Cork

PANSTARR bumped into a high-class three-year-old filly when finishing second at Galway earlier in the month but that form gives her a big chance in a race of this nature. Alexios Komnenos has yet to find his best form in 2018 but he has been highly tried and can be given another chance. Kerineya remains unexposed and merits a shot in this grade, while Making Light and Pincheck are others to consider.
Prediction : 1st Panstarr 2nd Alexios Komnenos 3rd Kerineya

15:00 Cork

KALAXANA is a highly-progressive three-year-old filly and her Listed victory last time out suggests she could make her mark at this level. Turret Rocks brings the best form to the table, having beaten Deauville over 1m1f at Leopardstown last month, but the trip is a slight concern and she has to carry a 3lb penalty. Bloomfield did not run to form last time out but she is a player based on her previous performances.
Prediction : 1st Kalaxana 2nd Turret Rocks 3rd Bloomfield

15:35 Cork

Honor Oak bolted up by eight lengths over the extended mile at Galway last time and is interesting over a shorter trip known to suit. She does have a 12lb rise in the ratings to contend with, however, so preference is instead for KAILEE, who is rated only 1lb higher than when thwarted by a neck in second over this trip at the Curragh last month. Dream Ascot struck on debut at Killarney last month and is worth a market check off an opening mark of 82 on her handicap bow.
Prediction : 1st Kailee 2nd Honor Oak 3rd Dream Ascot

16:10 Cork

DANDYS GOLD battled on well to score by a head over the extended 6f here last time and is a likely improver now granted this extra yardage. Ishebayorgrey picked up minor money over 7f off this mark on his penultimate outing at Leopardstown and is capable of playing a supporting role, likewise Stamp Of Authority, who returned to winning ways off 8lb lower at Gowran last time out.
Prediction : 1st Dandys Gold 2nd Ishebayorgrey 3rd Stamp Of Authority

16:40 Cork

Recent Gowran second IDALIA has been knocking hard on the door and wouldn't be winning out of turn if a first-time tongue-tie can spark the improvement needed to go one better. Very Smart has been raised 5lb for scoring by a neck over this trip at Down Royal last time and has place possibilities. The pick of the remainder may be recent Bellewstown fourth Piper Bomb now she's dropping back from a mile.
Prediction : 1st Idalia 2nd Very Smart 3rd Piper Bomb

11/08/2018 Cork Acca