16:25 Leopardstown

From a stable in form, EBEKO can reverse Roscommon form with Abogados despite being slightly worse off at the weights. The colt by Awtaad ran green on debut before keeping on well in the closing stages to be fourth, and can improve past Edward O'Grady's charge (finished second) who had the benefit of a previous run on that occasion. Sassified ran respectably in a course and distance maiden dominated by horses from powerful stables and is also open to improvement. Aikido and Cadillac are newcomers from yards that have already had plenty of success in this category, while it'll be interesting to see what Tom Mullins can do with the Sea The Stars first-timer Star Image.
Prediction : 1st Ebeko 2nd Aikido 3rd Sassified

16:55 Leopardstown

KNOW IT ALL finished strongly to be second in a similar event over a furlong less on her reappearance, and may go one better trying a mile for the first time. Johnny Murtagh's filly showed plenty of promise as a juvenile, with a Curragh maiden win and a placing at Stakes' level. So Wonderful is by some way the highest rated in the line-up while still a maiden after ten starts. She's put together a string of creditable efforts at Group 1 level, including the Irish 1,000 Guineas (third) and Coronation Stakes (fourth), and on paper this drop to Group 3 company is a good opportunity for her to get her head in front. The well-bred Ridenza won a maiden at this track last August and is highly-regarded by connections, while Apricot Moon performed well for one so short on experience when a little over three lengths behind So Wonderful in the Irish Guineas.
Prediction : 1st Know It All 2nd So Wonderful 3rd Ridenza

17:25 Leopardstown

This looks a good opportunity for Irish 2,000 Guineas sixth SINAWANN. Michael Halford's colt won a Curragh maiden last year and was second in a Group 2 over this course and distance behind Mogul. The form of the Irish Guineas hasn't worked out that well so far, but the selection did have Jersey Stakes runner-up Monarch Of Egypt a place behind him that day. Gowran handicap winner So Suave is a progressive type (Celtic High King behind in fourth but 10lbs better off) but is up in grade here, while New World Tapestry got a hike in the ratings for his Royal Ascot fifth to Derby contender Russian Emperor and has to prove that he's worthy of his new three figure mark.
Prediction : 1st Sinawann 2nd So Suave 3rd New World Tapestry

17:55 Leopardstown

A victim of her consistency in terms of a lack of clemency from the handicapper, PASSING TRADE may gain a deserved second career victory. Her third to Gee Rex last week at The Curragh was another solid effort on the back of a promising reappearance at this track earlier in June. Trueba went close over 7f at Gowran, but has been hit hard in the ratings for finishing so far clear of the third, and he hasn't prospered in two previous runs over a mile. Dundalk winner Plum Perfect may improve for her unplaced comeback run over this course in mid-June (went off favourite), while Reverberation is on a hat-trick and connections felt he would improve again from his Fairyhouse outing last week when coming home a four length winner.
Prediction : 1st Passing Trade 2nd Trueba 3rd Plum Perfect

18:30 Leopardstown

RELAXING MODE had plenty behind her when third on her handicap debut over course and distance. The daughter of Fracas was strong at the finish in that event won by longshot Lieutenant Silver, and she can go a couple of places better. Waterville Lady has performed well on both starts since racing resumed, and was raised 3lbs in the ratings for her second to the well-fancied Silvertown at Tipperary. She can take a hand in the finish. Shake A Leg ran well in a higher grade of handicap at this course when fifth behind Moll, and like most of this field he's quite unexposed. Colin Keane is an interesting booking for Dark Voyager, a half-brother to Grade 1 hurdles winner A Wave Of The Sea.
Prediction : 1st Relaxing Mode 2nd Waterville Lady 3rd Shake A Leg

19:00 Leopardstown

TOORA LOORA came from well back and looked pretty green when running on well for second on debut at Roscommon. She can progress from the run and confirm form with Blackcatblackitten and Tashi, both rated 80 after three outings to date. Magic Chegaga was a close third over 7f at Gowran behind a filly placed off 81 subsequently, and she takes a big step-up in trip here. Breaking News was keeping on late, despite having raced freely, when a creditable fourth over this trip against colts and geldings at Naas.
Prediction : 1st Toora Loora 2nd Magic Chegaga 3rd Breaking News

19:30 Leopardstown

Jessica Harrington's yard continues in good form and AESOP could be another winner for the Commonstown team. The half-brother to smart performers Youmzain and Creachadoir was sent off favourite and shaped quite well on debut in the Curragh maiden where Wichita and Fiscal Rules fought out the finish. He didn't match that form subsequently on the all-weather and on heavy ground but is given another chance with this step up in trip likely to suit. Classify rates a threat having kept on well over a mile at Dundalk as a juvenile and only gave best in the closing stages when reappearing over this trip at Roscommon. Loved Out attracted support when showing some promise on debut at Gowran Park and can't be lightly discounted.
Prediction : 1st Aesop 2nd Classify 3rd Loved Out

20:00 Leopardstown

A wide draw is far from ideal but ATLAS may overcome that burden having kept on nicely in the straight on both recent outings at this venue. The selection won over course and distance last year from a 4lb higher mark and comes here in good form with Joey Sheridan claiming a valuable 7lb. Recent Curragh winner Gee Rex is an obvious danger while Ellheidi also makes some appeal. She moved from Karl Burke over the winter and, having been prominent until inside the final furlong on her Irish debut in a Gowran Park maiden, reverts to a more suitable trip. Blue Wood ran with the choke out when reappearing at Roscommon. Hopefully that outing will knock some of the freshness off and he looks on a reasonable mark for his handicap debut.
Prediction : 1st Atlas 2nd Gee Rex 3rd Blue Wood

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