16:25 Killarney

She has her winner's penalty to shoulder alright, but MYSTERY STOWAWAY would appear to be up to the task. It was David Mullins that was aboard when the selection lost out narrowly at Limerick last month and his cousin Danny takes the reins this time. The mare that edged Mystery Stowaway out at Greenmount Park, Dame De Ruban, wasn't disgraced in better company since at Tipperary. The pair were clear, and one that re-opposes now, Etincelle Lioterie, was well behind in fourth. A pretty consistent sort, John Ryan's Listowel bumper scorer would be merely gaining reward for some decent hurdling efforts, were she to oblige here. Escort'namix begins for Gordon Elliott, probably with place prospects, and there are a few others in the same boat, horses such as Tune The Chello and Infinite Glory.
Prediction : 1st Mystery Stowaway 2nd Escortnamix 3rd Etincelle Lioterie

17:00 Killarney

He didn't go un-backed at 5/1 last time, but FRIARY GOLD's stable companion Clonguile Way was the real horse for money in a Kilbeggan heat eight days back. Clonguile Way was backed into 7/2 market-leader close to race time, from 13/2 and bigger earlier. As it turned out Friary Gold did much better of the Gavin Cromwell pair, finishing a three and a half length second to Musical Ava, with Clonguile Way struggling back in ninth. The selection was a little keen on that occasion and going back in trip mightn't do him any harm at all now. Sweet Cassie finished ahead of Friary Gold when she took the runner-up spot behind Laureate at Limerick on June 22nd and she's obviously one that has to be taken very seriously. Midnight Geisha, Costly Diamond and Trenchtown Rock are some of the others that should be kept in mind.
Prediction : 1st Friary Gold 2nd Sweet Cassie 3rd Midnight Geisha

17:30 Killarney

That was a lovely start that GRACELAND made for Gordon Elliott when she finished third in a two mile handicap at the Curragh on 1,000 Guineas day. Obviously this is a different ask altogether now for the grey, but she's rated 91 on the Flat and she could show that bit of class here for her chasing debut. It's late enough in life for Graceland to be trying something different. However she'll have the right man on her back in Davy Russell and there may not be much strength in depth among the opposition. Elliott also has Ballydunblaze in the mix, and she can contend for a place in the frame. Dime A Dozen, Waitnsee and La Sorelita are others for the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Graceland 2nd Ballydunblaze 3rd Dime A Dozen

18:00 Killarney

A course and distance winner on three occasions, and four times successful overall at Killarney, PEREGRINE RUN might be able to put mainly younger rivals in the shade. Dinons and Robin Des Foret are previous course winners as well, but what they and the rest lack, that the selection doesn't, is a recent run. Peregrine Run did what he nearly always does at Limerick eight days back by bringing his top level of performance to the table. In a mile and a half maiden on the level at odds of 18/1 Peter Fahey's great old campaigner ran a cracker, finishing a length and two and three parts of a length third behind four-year-olds, Great House and Liquid Luck. He should arrive here well-primed to see off the likes of Kaiser Black.
Prediction : 1st Peregrine Run 2nd Robin Des Foret 3rd Dinons

18:30 Killarney

Bowes Lodge Stables Partnership had a nice winner recently when Rock Road scored at the first time of asking for Willie Mullins at Kilbeggan, and the same owner/trainer combination could strike here with CONTINGENCY. Brian Hayes rode Rock Rock but it will be champion jockey Paul Townend that will climb aboard Contingency, as she bids to remain unbeaten over fences. Her initial mark at this game, 133, equates to a lovely racing weight of ten stone nine for this assignment. What she lacks for in experience she can make up with the bit of pace she has around here over this two mile one furlong trip. She has won over further but she's Flat bred and was placed over a mile and six on the level. Gigginstown House Stud, Henry de Bromhead and Gordon Elliott are all well represented. Ornua is one of three for de Bromhead and despite his top-weight impost he can show up well with the benefit of a recent run under his belt.
Prediction : 1st Contingency 2nd Ornua 3rd Jan Maat

19:00 Killarney

This steeplechase appears to be at the mercy of the 148-rated GALVIN. Gordon Elliott's six-year-old gelding was last seen taking the runner-up berth in a Listed novices' handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. He likes good ground, which he is forecast to get, and this looks an ideal starting point before moving on to better things. He is advantaged by the weights in this contest as he is rated vastly superior to his rivals. His stablemate Make My Heart Fly could be the one to chase him home. She signed off in October with fourth in a rated novices' chase in Clonmel which has been well endorsed. Both the runner-up and third home came out and won their next starts over fences. Chavi Artist should be fit from a spin on the level around Navan on Friday evening. He has questions to answer, though, having been pulled up in his last couple of starts in this sphere albeit in good company.
Prediction : 1st Galvin 2nd Make My Heart Fly 3rd Chavi Artist

19:30 Killarney

A full field but not a lot of obvious chances. SHANROE AL C could make a winning return. He ran up a sequence of four victories in a row last year - three handicap hurdles and then a handicap chase at Tipperary in October. His trainer Karl Thornton has always said that chasing was going to be his game. His best form has come on good ground as, after his winning run, he was beaten into second at Navan and fourth in Leopardstown on rain-softened ground. His last outing saw him hampered and unseat his rider at Thurles in January. There should be more victories to be had with him over the bigger obstacles on better ground. Flirting Lesa has claims. She has gone well off a break before and was a solid second in a qualified riders' handicap chase at Listowel in September. Trip and ground are fine for her, and Paul Cawley takes 7lb off her back.
Prediction : 1st Shanroe Al C 2nd Flirting Lesa 3rd Timiyan

20:00 Killarney

JERANDME has been a credit to connections and can make a winning start over fences. Noel Meade's charge has four wins and six places from his 10 races to date. He is nothing if not versatile, having landed two bumpers, a maiden hurdle and a handicap on the flat at Dundalk. He is also match fit after being pipped by a nose in the Curragh last month. He would be classed as a summer jumper as he relishes good ground. Global Jackpot is rated 131 over fences without ever getting his head in front. He won three hurdle races in a row in 2018, though, and this better ground could see him get closer to a breakthrough over the bigger obstacles, on his first run for over seven months. It is worth noting that he did bag a point-to-point before embarking on his racecourse career. Havingagoodtime won at Grade 3 level over hurdles and is an interesting recruit to steeplechasing. She is in good hands, and is sure to well schooled having been off since November.
Prediction : 1st Jerandme 2nd Global Jackpot 3rd Havingagoodtime

07/07/2020 Killarney Acca