17:10 Roscommon

ROMAN MOON should have learned enough from her recent debut to go close on this second career start. The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor stuck to her task well first time up, keeping on strongly to finish fourth at Limerick. She should appreciate the extra yardage here, along with the stiff finish. Pandora Lovegood was a place ahead of the Prendergast filly last time but was having her second start. She may not be open to as much improvement as her rival now. Palace Gardens belied her 150/1 odds when second at Fairyhouse earlier this month. She had shown little on two previous starts but looked a different filly at the Meath track. Who Not What shaped encouragingly on his debut at Leopardstown and should know much more this time. He cannot be ruled out of a competitive heat.
Prediction : 1st Roman Moon 2nd Pandora Lovegood 3rd Palace Gardens

17:40 Roscommon

DABANA can get off the mark at the sixth attempt. The Aga Khan owned filly has run consistently well in maidens without quite managing to get her head in front. Punters should always sit up and take notice when Dermot Weld applies the blinkers and this looks a case in point. It will be disappointing if the grey can't avail of what looks a nice opportunity. Girl Crush ran well in a strong maiden at Naas on debut, then finished second in a Ballinrobe Claimer. She remains open to improvement after just the two runs. Millyupdahilly really caught the eye at Fairyhouse but failed to back it up at Listowel last time. It is far too early to discount the Ross O'Sullivan trained filly. Chicago Lightening has work to do at the weights but is a solid type who should run well.
Prediction : 1st Dabana 2nd Girl Crush 3rd Millyupdahilly

18:10 Roscommon

HELL LEFT LOOSE hinted that his turn was close when just denied at Down Royal earlier this month. The Denis Hogan trained gelding travelled into the race easily and looked a winner everywhere but the line. He is back below his last winning mark on the turf and clearly arrives here in rude health. Talking Tough boasts a very similar profile, having gone close at Sligo. That race came over 6f but the gelding will be better suited to the longer distance he encounters here. Cleveleys went close at Limerick on his penultimate start but was stopped in his run at Leopardstown latest. Salt Whistle Bay got up late to win a Claimer last time but the handicapper has had his say since. He remains of interest nonetheless.
Prediction : 1st Hell Left Loose 2nd Talking Tough 3rd Cleveleys

18:40 Roscommon

EIGHTY EIGHT impressed at Gowran Park recently, beating a horse that subsequently won the Ulster Derby. He always looked in control at the County Kilkenny venue, so much so, that the 8lbs rise may not be enough to stop him. Johnny Murtagh does really well with these improving handicappers and the son of Dragon Pulse could have more to come. Elmos Fire chased home a well handicapped horse at Killarney in May, before reverting to maiden class at Listowel recently. He was a good winner on that latter occasion and seems to be progressing. Mister Wilson disappointed at Haydock when last seen but had made a pleasing stable debut at Naas previously. He shouldn't be written off after that one below par run. Knocklane Lass and Dark Vega also merit close inspection.
Prediction : 1st Eighty Eight 2nd Elmos Fire 3rd Mister Wilson

19:10 Roscommon

The form of DHA LEATH's victory in Gowran Park was well endorsed when the runner-up delivered in a good handicap over Irish Derby weekend at the Curragh. In light of that, a 4lb rise doesn't look excessive. Crucially, Dha Leath enjoys testing conditions as there is a deluge expected in Roscommon. Pachmena is dangerous. She was a clear second over course and distance behind a winner who followed up in a Group 3. On her last start, she was a fair fifth in the Ulster Oaks at Down Royal. She has stall one and if the ground comes up deep, she will be very much at home. Coins Cross wasn't beaten far into sixth in a massive field at the Curragh. This consistent sort tries a new trip and cut in the ground holds no fears for him.
Prediction : 1st Dha Leath 2nd Pachmena 3rd Coins Cross

19:40 Roscommon

A very tricky race. There is no doubt that the more it rains the better it suits the 107-rated Jason The Militant who was last seen winning a Listed race on heavy ground at Naas in October. He does have the lay-off to overcome, and has to give weight away to the field, but is a player. A chance is taken on YAXENI as she ticks a lot of boxes. She has a Listed success over a similar trip and will welcome the forecast rain. Her runner-up finish when beaten by a neck in the Group 3 Munster Oaks at Cork reads particularly well. Paddy Twomey's stable is in red-hot form and his Beamish could be ready for this step up in class. He is two from two and handled soft ground when comfortably scoring over an extended 1m6f at Killarney last month. Startedwithakiss is on a roll after victories at this track and then in Leopardstown. Anchorage has been placed in a Group 3. He was fifth in the Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot and is likely to improve upon that finish here.
Prediction : 1st Yaxeni 2nd Beamish 3rd Jason The Militant

20:10 Roscommon

THE GOSSIPER can come on from his seasonal reappearance fifth in a Sligo maiden last month. He clocked up three bumper successes in 2021 and had been off since last summer before that outing in Sligo. That should have blown the cobwebs away and he will welcome the rain as a former heavy-ground winner. Royal Romeo hasn't been out since dead heating for first in a Fairyhouse bumper in November. He is respected for the Noel Meade/Colin Keane axis. Plains Indian has been in good form over hurdles with victories in Clonmel and Ballinrobe this year along with several solid placed efforts. He looks well worth a spin in a staying Flat maiden. Busselton was a beaten favourite in Down Royal but could bounce back.
Prediction : 1st The Gossiper 2nd Royal Romeo 3rd Plains Indian

28/06/2022 Roscommon Acca