14:30 Down Royal

COSMO'S MOON's experience over hurdles could come to the fore here and he ran a stormer on his stable debut for Noel Meade, finishing second at Thurles earlier this month following a year off the track. Roll Again has shown ability in bumpers and has to be respected representing a top stable, while Noureev, tenth to Klassical Dream at Leopardstown, and the experienced mare Howluckycanwebe are others who could surprise at bigger forecast odds.
Prediction : 1st Cosmos Moon 2nd Roll Again 3rd Noureev

15:05 Down Royal

BRACKA LILY has some perfectly reasonable form in the book compared to a few of these and looks poised to get off the mark over hurdles. She was a 25-1 second here on St Stephen's Day and should appreciate this drop in trip after failing to get home over further at Ayr last time. Honest Robber should enjoy this return to the smaller obstacles, while Rathbride Prince could run well at a price.
Prediction : 1st Bracka Lily 2nd Honest Robber 3rd Rathbride Prince

15:40 Down Royal

GOOSE MAN is a course winner and looked back to his best when landing a gamble over hurdles at Navan in January. The seven-year-old may still have plenty in hand off a mark of 117 and could prove too strong for the unexposed The Long Mile, who has performed well in maiden company. Stay Humble wasn't at his best last time but should have been freshened up by a break and represents a powerful team.
Prediction : 1st Goose Man 2nd The Long Mile 3rd Stay Humble

16:15 Down Royal

MILL QUEST endured a busy campaign during the summer after joining Gordon Elliott where she proved to be fairly consistent with four wins from 12 starts. She returns from a 146-day absence and may have improved again. Great Khan is respected dropping in trip and wearing a first-time hood, while Crossed My Mind was in contention when unseating his rider at Limerick over Christmas and is more than capable of going close.
Prediction : 1st Mill Quest 2nd Great Khan 3rd Crossed My Mind

16:50 Down Royal

Gordon Elliott holds a strong chance with Jury Duty, winner of the American Grand National at Far Hills when last seen in October, and last year's winner MALA BEACH. Preference of that pair goes to the latter with conditions coming in his favour and his effort behind Presenting Percy over hurdles at Gowran suggested he still retains plenty of ability. Don Poli is the third runner for the stable but he needs to bounce back after a couple of disappointing efforts, so Baie Des Iles is preferred for the minor honours.
Prediction : 1st Mala Beach 2nd Jury Duty 3rd Baie Des Iles

17:25 Down Royal

Burning Ambition was sent off as favourite for the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase 12 months ago and while he failed to reward his supporters that day he was not completely disgraced. The eight-year-old brings solid form to the table and should take plenty of beating, although SIDETRACKED did get the better of him between the flags last month. Gearoid O'Loughlin's gelding had previously won a minor event at Clonmel easily in January and remains open to further improvement. Others to note are Hi Murphy and Winged Leader.
Prediction : 1st Sidetracked 2nd Burning Ambition 3rd Hi Murphy

18:00 Down Royal

PONT AVAL only found one too good when last seen at Naas in December and that form was boosted when the winner placed in a Grade 2 event at Leopardstown last month. A reproduction of that effort today would give her a big chance and she is still entitled to be improving. Papal Pearl put in a very encouraging effort on her debut in January and she could prove to be the main threat to the selection, ahead of Lady Of Elysium.
Prediction : 1st Pont Aval 2nd Papal Pearl 3rd Lady Of Elysium

16/03/2019 Down Royal Acca