17:25 Killarney

A good quality contest to start off proceedings, with plenty of winners likely to come out of this race. OODNADATTA, named after an outback town in Australia, is taken to follow up on her debut success at Leopardstown. The Jessica Harrington-trained bay impressively made all on that occasion and the form was given a significant boost last weekend with runner-up Minaun claiming the Group 3 Marble Hill Stakes at Cork. Fellow winners Snapraeterea and No Stopping Her are sure to have plenty of supporters, with the former scoring on debut at Bellewstown despite stumbling across the roadway inside the final furlong. Joseph O'Brien trains Snapraeterea while he is also responsible for newcomer Camdeboo, who is a half-sister to three-time Listed winner Tupi. The Aidan O'Brien-trained Sir Lucan is a full-brother to Sir Dragonet and it'll be interesting to see how he fares on debut, while Bubbles On Ice, who ran well on debut at the Curragh, and debutant Halite complete the line-up.
Prediction : 1st Oodnadatta 2nd Snapraeterea 3rd No Stopping Her

17:55 Killarney

A strong case can be made for many of these. The hat-trick seeking Star Of Cashel is an obvious starting point with Paddy Harnett claiming a valuable 7lb. The son of No Nay Never bolted up at Roscommon last week and it'll come as little surprise if he manages to strike again here. Preference, though, is for AMELIA JANE at the bottom of the handicap. Without a win in 12 starts, the Willie McCreery-trained bay has been knocking on the door of late and caught the eye when finishing a never-nearer fourth at Limerick on her most recent outing. The cheekpieces that were deployed for the first time at Greenmount Park are retained now and with Nathan Crosse taking 5lb off, she is sure to go close. Funny Little Ways had no luck in running at Naas recently and she is given second preference, while others for the shortlist here are Madaket Mystery, Early Bright and Cap D'antibes.
Prediction : 1st Amelia Jane 2nd Funny Little Ways 3rd Star Of Cashel

18:25 Killarney

SUNDAY SWEET impressed when winning on her seasonal debut at Tipperary last month and while she is taking a significant step up in class now, it'll come as little surprise if she manages to follow up. Her trainer Paddy Twomey clearly holds the daughter of Elzaam in high regard and he commented after her Limerick Junction success: "I felt she was weak last year and I said to the owner the best thing to do was leave her alone until this year and I think she'll make a lovely three-year-old. She was in the 1,000 Guineas until the five day stage and it wasn't by accident. She has Group entries and we'll see how she comes out of this and we'll take our time with her. I think she is Group class." Twomey also saddles German import Best On Stage and it'll be interesting to see how she fares. Lovelier, who is a full-sister to Winter, didn't get the run of the race on her last start and an improved performance can be expected from her now. Gowran runner-up Come September has definite claims for Gavin Cromwell and Gary Carroll, while the Jessica Harrington duo of Bearberry and Celestial Object and Dermot Weld's Kassaba are other leading contenders.
Prediction : 1st Sunday Sweet 2nd Lovelier 3rd Best On Stage

18:55 Killarney

THUNDER KISS, Gin Blossom and Toora Loora are the stand out names here, with preference for the Ger Lyons-trained former. The Night Of Thunder grey has filled the runner-up spot on her two starts to date, powering home on her most recent outing at the Curragh after racing towards rear. She is upped in trip now to a mile and three and this should prove ideal. A beaten favourite on her last two starts, Gin Blossom is given second preference. Slow away at Tipperary last month, she came home strongly, finishing a never-nearer fifth to the smart Sunday Sweet. Rated 79, the Joseph O'Brien trained grey is likely to make the breakthrough soon. Toora Loora really went down fighting at Leopardstown recently and this step up in trip should suit her well. Newcomers Castlerock Aura and Wichita Woman are the most interesting of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Thunder Kiss 2nd Gin Blossom 3rd Toora Loora

19:25 Killarney

PUGIN has a long way to go to match the exploits of the horse who shared his name in the early noughties. A dual Listed winner for John Oxx, that Pugin finished second to the great Vinnie Roe in the St Leger at the Curragh in 2002. Back to present times and the current Pugin, who is a rare Flat runner for Gigginstown House Stud, looks well capable of claiming this extended mile and three contest. Ninth on his debut at Roscommon, he came in for plenty of market support on his most recent start at Leopardstown, battling gamely before going down by a length to Aesop. Longclaw finished ahead of the selection when they met at Roscommon, but that was in truth a disappointing effort from the Gordon Elliott-trained bay. His third place finish behind subsequent Group 1 winners Alpine Star and Santiago at Galway last August reads excellently now, and if he can rediscover that form he should prove hard to beat in first time cheekpieces. Watchmen and Orchestral Rain look the most interesting of the newcomers, while Ebendi is another who could make an impact.
Prediction : 1st Pugin 2nd Longclaw 3rd Watchmen

19:55 Killarney

It may have been an ordinary contest, but TIMEMAKESITFINE really impressed at Fairyhouse recently and a reproduction of that performance should see her hard to beat. Twice placed last year, she disappointed when tried on the all-weather, before making the breakthrough at Fairyhouse just over a week ago. A first time tongue-strap may have brought about that improvement in form, as she powered away from her rivals to score by seven lengths. Upped 13lb for that success, she still looks well treated off a mark of 79 with Joey Sheridan taking a valuable 7lb off. Curragh maiden winner Aunt Bee and Wilderness, who completed a hat-trick at Leopardstown on Saturday, are both likely to have plenty of supporters, while French imports Mighty Blue and Traisha are interesting contenders for Joseph O'Brien. Five-time winner Cautious Approach and handicap debutant Grenadine are others for the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Timemakesitfine 2nd Aunt Bee 3rd Mighty Blue

20:25 Killarney

MAKE GOOD was an eye-catcher at Bellewstown recently and he should give a good account of himself in this weak contest. A dual winner when trained in the UK, he made his debut for current connections at Dundalk in December. Having lost his chance with a very slow start at Bellewstown, the son of Fast Company made good late headway to finish a never nearer fifth. On the same day at Bellewstown, Aunty Audrey went down by just a neck and it'll come as little surprise if she manages to go one place better now. Nudge The Judge is an interesting contender stepping up in trip to a mile and six for the first time, while others to consider here are The Abbey for Gordon Elliott and Gavin Cromwell's Differentiate, who finished a solid third at Sligo on his latest start.
Prediction : 1st Make Good 2nd Aunty Audrey 3rd Nudge The Judge

20:55 Killarney

LITTLE BROTHER might be able to follow up on his Sligo success here. The James Nash trained three-year-old deservedly made the breakthrough at the northwest venue, just holding off the late surge of Jeff Kidder by a neck. Upped just 6lb for that victory, the son of Gale Force Ten still looks well treated off a mark of 57 and with Mikey Sheehy taking a valuable 7lb off, he can be expected to go close, upped in trip to a mile and six for the first time. Top-weight Molly Kaye won twice last season and she has definite claims, while Leopardstown runner-up Dawn Over Owing is another to consider. He was no match for Red Kelly at the Foxrock circuit, but it'll come as little surprise if he manages to get his head in front here with Hugh Horgan aboard. Paula's Prayer and Happy Company are others to consider in this weak contest.
Prediction : 1st Little Brother 2nd Molly Kaye 3rd Dawn Over Owning

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