13:00 Bellewstown

The form of KING OF STARS' fourth place in Tipperary got a significant boost when the winner, Jungle Jane, was just touched off in the valuable Rockingham at the Curragh on Sunday. That was King Of Stars' seasonal reappearance, and he was strong in the market before going off favourite. He's entitled to come on plenty from that effort and has a decent draw to work from here. Inflection Point has put in a couple of solid fourth-placed displays since racing resumed. He should get in the money again. Thaleeq came in mid-division on debut in what turned out to be a decent maiden at Naas last October, and is a potential improver.
Prediction : 1st King Of Stars 2nd Inflection Point 3rd Thaleeq

13:30 Bellewstown

ALOHA STAR ought to be up to winning a maiden. She was evidently well regarded before her debut in Naas, but finished mid-division in a big field. The Starspangledbanner filly stepped up on that to come home third in a fillies' maiden at Tipperary. The runner-up went on to be Listed placed last weekend. Ger Lyons continues to fire in plenty of juvenile winners, so his newcomer Logo Hunter has to be feared. He's a half brother to a horse that won at Listed level as a juvenile. Jessica Harrington's Belardo filly Bell I Am will know her job and is worth a market check.
Prediction : 1st Aloha Star 2nd Logo Hunter 3rd Bell I Am

14:00 Bellewstown

LALIPOUR was very strong at the finish over a similar trip in Navan and could follow up. This racecourse may not suit him as much as the galloping one in Navan, but he has the ideal draw in stall one to get into a good position. Gavin Cromwell's Bajan Excell reverts back to the Flat after keeping Graded company when last seen over hurdles. He is entitled to go well off a mark of 63, with Shane Crosse taking a further 3lb off his back. Cromwell also sends Aprils Joy into action again, after winning a mares' maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan on Monday evening. She could be very well handicapped on a rating of 50 on the level. Red Vermillion put in a good staying performance to win in Fairyhouse and has prospects off 5lb higher.
Prediction : 1st Lalipour 2nd Bajan Excell 3rd Aprils Joy

14:30 Bellewstown

AASLEAGH FAWN traded as short as 1.01 in running at Navan before being collared in the final strides (by Lalipour who contests the preceding race on the card), and could get her compensation. She has winning form over this trip in Navan, and won on her sole visit to Bellewstown last summer. Dollar Value availed of a good, front-running ride to win at Leopardstown and would be dangerous if afforded a comfortable lead. Allora Yeats was a length and a quarter, and a place, behind Aasleagh Fawn in third at Navan and has a place chance again. Give Battle is on a workable mark with Mikey Sheehy's 7lb claim factored in, so market support would be highly significant.
Prediction : 1st Aasleagh Fawn 2nd Dollar Value 3rd Allora Yeats

15:00 Bellewstown

TALACRE, with the eye-catching Group 1 Moyglare entry, makes plenty of appeal from stall one. As previously mentioned, Ger Lyons is saddling a plethora of two-year-old winners. This newcomer is a half sister to the stable's unbeaten star Siskin who carried all before him as a juvenile, before reappearing to land the Irish 2,000 Guineas last month. Joseph O'Brien's Pretty Gorgeous also holds a Moyglare entry, so has to be respected on debut. She has a good draw in box two. Finest has been weak in the market on both starts, when fifth on debut at at the Curragh and then when picked off, from the front, over six furlongs in Naas. She is up in trip, but has the benefit of racecourse experience. Burgoo Alley and Anna Strada represent stables more than capable of going well first-time out.
Prediction : 1st Talacre 2nd Pretty Gorgeous 3rd Anna Strada

15:30 Bellewstown

SAN MARTINO holds an entry in the Group 1 National Stakes and could be forward enough to strike on debut for Aidan O'Brien and Seamie Heffernan. Dermot Weld introduces Mister Hitchcock by Famous Name who incredibly won 21 races for the stable. If he has inherited his father's genes, he could have a more than useful career. Iron Sheriff is related to plenty of winners and can put up a good show on his first start. No Patience ran a respectable race in fourth at Fairyhouse, but you would think he may be vulnerable to an above-average newcomer. Snapraeterea has a good draw and is in good hands, so has his chance in an interesting race.
Prediction : 1st San Martino 2nd Mister Hitchcock 3rd No Patience

16:00 Bellewstown

Competitive fare. LORD RAPSCALLION may give apprentice Nikita Amelia Kane her first success. The pair teamed up at Leopardstown and kept on well to be a close third after suffering a less than clear run. They finished a neck in front of Big Baby Bull who gave the form a major boost by winning a premier handicap at the Curragh on Saturday. Mokhalad is a big threat. He won over a similar trip at this track last summer and arrives in winning form from Naas last month. You certainly can't fault Mutadaawel's attitude as he has won his last couple of starts by a short head. The other side of the coin is that the handicapper could catch up with him with a 5lb rise. Sirjack Thomas could bounce back from a disappointing display in Leopardstown, where his jockey reported that he got no luck in running.
Prediction : 1st Lord Rapscallion 2nd Mokhalad 3rd Sirjack Thomas

16:30 Bellewstown

GRACELAND's third place in a two mile handicap at the Curragh in June ought to have her primed for this task. That was a more than promising first effort for Gordon Elliott having won seven times in Britain - three on the Flat for Michael Bell and four hurdle races for Donald McCain. Run For Mary finished well behind in that Curragh contest, but could have needed the run being off since October. She has two bumper victories in her locker, and can get involved. Tritonix beat Run For Mary by a short head in a mile and six maiden at this venue last summer, and has a chance if fit enough on seasonal comeback. Make The Switch is a lightly-raced sort who won a maiden hurdle in Down Royal at the end of August last year. He has plenty of scope for improvement, and a mark of 73 is far from insurmountable. His trainer, John McConnell, often targets Bellewstown with his runners.
Prediction : 1st Graceland 2nd Run For Mary 3rd Tritonix

02/07/2020 Bellewstown Acca