13:00 Roscommon

There will surely be plenty of improvement in Divinely, a full sister to the mighty Found, after her debut effort in Leopardstown. She was very easy to back and never really landed a blow, however, that looked a decent fillies' maiden on paper, and she was only beaten just over four lengths at the death. This Moyglare entrant has stall one to work from, and a big run looks likely. It may pay to take a chance on Paddy Twomey's newcomer MEDIA BLITZ, though. It would be reasonable to assume that this filly has put in some useful homework as she also holds the Group 1 Moyglare option, in addition to a Group 2 entry this month. She is by Kingman and his progeny are showing an aptitude for rain-softened ground. Plenty of rain is forecast for Roscommon. No Speak Alexander came home mid-division on debut in a fillies' maiden at Navan that is working out well, and merits respect. Dress Kode kept on for sixth in a good race at Naas, and cannot be ruled out in what is an interesting contest.
Prediction : 1st Media Blitz 2nd Divinely 3rd No Speak Alexander

13:30 Roscommon

KOSMAN could be dangerous off the front from a low draw. He availed of a change of tactics in Naas and enjoyed bowling along at the head of affairs, in the first-time visor. He duly collected over a similar trip, so has prospects of following up off his revised mark. Star Of Cashel is the obvious threat under the mandatory 6lb penalty for scoring in Naas on Saturday. The No Nay Never colt really relished the tough conditions there when staying on well to post a victory by a length and three quarters. He should be well involved. Talking Tough also reappears under a penalty for a last-gasp victory over an extended five furlongs in Sligo last Thursday. Plenty of cut in the ground would increase his chance. Mogwli was fourth to Kosman in Naas and is entitled to get closer on revised terms.
Prediction : 1st Kosman 2nd Star Of Cashel 3rd Talking Tough

14:00 Roscommon

Placed a couple of times last season for Ralph Beckett, NOBLE MUSIC made a good start in Ireland when second to the classy bumper performer Bigbadandbeautiful over course and distance last month. The daughter of Sea The Moon tried to make all and only gave best inside the final furlong, and can confirm form with Roving Mission (third) and Midnight Sunshine (fourth). Dedillon has been placed twice over 7f at this course and, being by Dylan Thomas, this step-up in trip might be to her advantage. She kept on well into second behind Kiss For A Jewel (placed in a Premier Handicap last week) over 9f at Tipperary last year. Beauty Of Deira was twice second over 1m for Hugo Palmer last year, and her dam won over 10f on heavy ground, so she may improve for the longer trip as well.
Prediction : 1st Noble Music 2nd Dedillon 3rd Beauty Of Deira

14:30 Roscommon

BOLIVAR ran respectably when fifth on debut behind Napa Valley (winner since) and Aztec Eagle (touched off next time) over 1m at Leopardstown. His dam was useful over middle distances in France so he might fare better over this trip. Expensive yearling Castel Gandolfo (full-brother to Group 2 winner Juliet Capulet) was only collared late on in a newcomers' maiden at Gowran and should take a hand in the finish. Avarice, who's young rider was a star on the pony racing circuit, stayed on nicely over 1m behind Dalvey at Gowran and can confirm the form with Ballinlough Gale (third) and Ashtarak (fourth). He's another to consider in an open-looking maiden.
Prediction : 1st Bolivar 2nd Avarice 3rd Ballinlough Gale

15:00 Roscommon

IDEAL PAL is a good advertisement for his sire Tough As Nails and seems to have maintained his progression this year. After a mid-summer hat-trick in 2019, he was a game winner on his reappearance at Gowran and his third to Patrick Sarsfield (winner off 15lbs higher mark next time) was a fine effort. On The Balcony was touched off by the selection at Gowran and is very much unexposed, while Isotope (seventh) came forward from that run to be a close third in the Apprentice Derby at the Curragh. Leagan Gaeilge has her first start since winning over hurdles at Christmas and she's open to more improvement back on the Flat, while Segenhoe showed promise in maidens and is one that Charles Byrnes will place to advantage before too long.
Prediction : 1st Ideal Pal 2nd On The Balcony 3rd Leagan Gaeilge

15:30 Roscommon

PONDUS was hampered at a crucial stage when second behind Oriental Eagle at Limerick on his first start for Joseph O'Brien having been travelling like a winner turning for home. He had smart form behind the likes of Addeybb and Desert Encounter last year, and he can gain compensation here. Simsir was a disappointing favourite that day, but won a good handicap in Meydan in the spring having been progressive last season. He's better than he showed last time and won't be far away. Camphor will enjoy stepping back up to 12f and she can turn around Leopardstown form (on her penultimate start) with Heliac and Fresnel having been denied a clear run in the straight that day. Katiba and Helvic Dream are three-year-olds with upside but need to find a fair chunk of improvement to win here.
Prediction : 1st Pondus 2nd Simsir 3rd Camphor

16:00 Roscommon

Young Sam Ewing, highly successful on the pony racing circuit, has his first three rides on the racecourse proper at this meeting and MARCHONS ENSEMBLE is another good 'spin' for him to get. A maiden winner over 1m last year, the Pour Moi gelding split Moll and Sacramento in a strong handicap at Leopardstown last month, and both of those horses have franked the form with creditable efforts in defeat in recent days. Alatar (a half-brother to Listed winner Alveena) starts off in handicaps having run well in his maidens last term, while Dazzling Darren has been raised 9lbs for two narrow defeats at this course and may have to settle for minor money again. Firstman won his last two starts in France and also has an eye-catching second place finish behind Group 1 winner Mkfancy to his name. He's an interesting one with a good 5lbs claimer booked by Tony Martin.
Prediction : 1st Marchons Ensemble 2nd Alatar 3rd Dazzling Darren

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