16:35 Bellewstown

Joseph O'Brien's ALL THINGS NICE can step forward from her debut runner-up spot in Limerick. This Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes entry went off favourite for that assignment and was beaten a length into second. She ought to progress from that effort. Mikey Sheehy's 3lb claim is a bonus. A pair of newcomers - Semantics and Starry Heavens - hold the same Group 1 entry and represent stables more than adept at having one ready on debut. Ger Lyons is operating at just over 20 per cent with his juveniles this season and Semantics is highly likely to show up well from stall two. Jessica Harrington's Mastercraftsman filly Starry Heavens is well worth a market check. Pandora Lovegood was just a neck behind All Things Nice in third at Limerick after attempting to make all, so is a contender.
Prediction : 1st All Things Nice 2nd Semantics 3rd Starry Heavens

17:10 Bellewstown

THE PARGEY BEE ran a more than creditable race in third at Leopardstown after being trapped out wide turning for home. That form looks solid as the horse behind him in fourth came out and won in a higher grade at Naas. He goes to work from an ideal low draw. Gavin Cromwell's Breezy Zoff has claims. Robert Whearty takes 7lb off her back and this Zoffany filly gets a first-time tongue-strap after keeping on for third at Listowel. Breezy Zoff's stablemate, The Last Swallow, was runner-up in that aforementioned Leopardstown race, but has a tough draw in 16 to overcome here. Hot Sunset was runner-up to a very in-form winner at Gowran Park and is on a handy mark.
Prediction : 1st The Pargey Bee 2nd Breezy Zoff 3rd The Last Swallow

17:45 Bellewstown

Champion jockey Colin Keane has been booked for COOL LEADER for the first time after a promising third place in Gowran Park. She was beaten three lengths by the winner who went on to bring up his hat-trick at the Curragh last weekend. Cool Leader is on the same mark of 56 and has an each-way shot from a tricky draw. Mullacash Buzz has been a credit to trainer Thomas Dowling in clocking up three victories. He made all over 1m at Naas on his last start and is drawn to attack again. Jack Cleary takes 7lb off once more. Morning Dew ran some race in third at Listowel after more than six months off. She could have plenty to offer off a lowly mark. Royal Tribute came home well for Seamie Heffernan to win at Leopardstown and the pair are reunited. Castletownshend and Heer At Dawn are far from out of it.
Prediction : 1st Cool Leader 2nd Mullacash Buzz 3rd Morning Dew

18:20 Bellewstown

PHILLY'S HOPE won over a similar trip on her last visit to this track in September and arrives in good form after placed efforts over further in a couple of big field Leopardstown handicaps. She is a good spin for 7lb-claimer James Ryan. Dinamine drops back in trip after placed runs in Gowran Park and Navan. He is a major player. The jockey booking on long-standing maiden Fine Distraction indicates he is ready to roll. Alice Milligan got her turn in Down Royal at the 32nd time of asking. That was a gutsy effort, but it is hard to be confident hat she will back it up off 4lb higher.
Prediction : 1st Phillys Hope 2nd Dinamine 3rd Fine Distraction

18:55 Bellewstown

This looks a good opportunity for POLAR BEAR to get off the mark. He is the most experienced horse in the race and is best drawn in stall one. He has two decent runs in the book when not beaten far into third at Cork, and into fourth at Fairyhouse on his last start. Hilltop's Bear didn't get home over 7f on his first start at Down Royal. He was still in contention approaching the final furlong, though, so you can see the reasoning in dropping back in trip. Charming Lady finished a couple of places behind Polar Bear in sixth at Fairyhouse. She has a shot at prize money. Newcomer Evening's Empire could outrun her odds. She is a half-sister to a horse who won on his three-year-old debut. Kevin Manning is a good booking.
Prediction : 1st Polar Bear 2nd Hilltops Bear 3rd Charming Lady

19:30 Bellewstown

JARVIS is a solid sort and can repeat his C&D success from April. The form of his recent third in a Tipperary handicap has been well franked as the winner then ran a cracker in third in a Listed race, while the second has since obliged in Fairyhouse. Harmony Rose wasn't outclassed in fifth in a valuable handicap in the Curragh at the start of the month. That winner landed the Rockingham at the same track on Sunday, so the form is in the book for Harmony Rose who is a player. Shabaaby was backed to deliver in Down Royal after a long break. He was only caught in the final 100 yards and should be involved here. It hasn't quite happened for Blind Beggar this season. He weakened quickly in the Rockingham at the Curragh on Sunday and the blinkers that were deployed have been discarded. A 7lb claimer is up and he is certainly on an appealing mark. Sister Rosetta took advantage of a sliding mark in Down Royal and will have her supporters despite a 9lb rise.
Prediction : 1st Jarvis 2nd Harmony Rose 3rd Shabaaby

20:00 Bellewstown

Gordon Elliott's TRONADOR should appreciate this test. He was a never nearer fourth over an extended 1m5f at Sligo last month before finishing sixth over further in a £30,000 stayers' handicap in Musselburgh. He won a Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Aintree last year and looks the one to beat with Colin Keane booked. There should be a staying handicap in Tronador's stablemate Britzka at some stage. This is a former maiden hurdle winner who was third in a Group 2 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas. Efforts since then over flights have been uninspiring, however, when he was last seen in this discipline he kept on for second over 1m4f at Leopardstown off a rating of 67. He ought to appreciate this trip. Jake Coen claims 7lb, so he is effectively racing off a mark of 58. Scalor was runner-up over a similar trip at Gowran Park in April. He didn't run badly at all in third in a recent Down Royal handicap, so enters the reckoning.
Prediction : 1st Tronador 2nd Britzka 3rd Scalor

20:30 Bellewstown

This is a drop in class for the 102-rated BENAUD and he should take advantage of it. He has faced stiff tasks in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh and a Listed race in Navan and finished seventh in both. He was a couple of places worse off in a valuable handicap in the Curragh at the start of the month. He holds a race-fitness advantage over Taipan who is closely matched on ratings with him off a mark of 101. Michael O'Sullivan's 7lb claim certainly brings him into contention. He ran on for third in a Listed race at Leopardstown, however, that was back in August so he has the lay-off to overcome. Choice Of Mine and Final Endeavour look best of the rest.
Prediction : 1st Benaud 2nd Taipan 3rd Choice Of Mine

30/06/2022 Bellewstown Acca