Oddschecker tips for every race at Bellewstown on Friday.
GUESSTHEBILL ran on well for third in a claimer over an extended 6f at Limerick this month which brings him into contention. He wasn't outclassed when unplaced in a handicap over 1m at Limerick in April. The winner of that race has done plenty in June to endorse the form. My Minervina drops back in trip after failing to make an impression over an extended 1m2f in Down Royal. She has plenty of form to advertise her chance but she will have to overcome stall 17. Tammany Hall was just half a length behind Guessthebill in fourth in that Limerick claimer, so is entitled to be thereabouts. Eastern Racer and Helen De Pourtales shouldn't be backmarkers.Prediction : 1st Guessthebill 2nd My Minervina 3rd Tammany Hall
Joseph O'Brien's LAKOTA SEVEN, who holds a Group 1 National Stakes entry, made a more than pleasing debut at Down Royal when chasing home his stablemate from a wide draw. Thunderbear was gambled on in a different race at Down Royal and stepped up on his debut ninth to finish second behind the odds-on winner. He didn't lay a glove on that winner, but was still nicely clear of the remainder. He has the best draw in stall one to work from. Newcomer Master Garvey is a brother of a horse who won four times (including on debut) and who was also Listed placed. Market support would be interesting. Brazilian Song finished behind Lokota Seven in fourth in the north and will be eyeing prize money. Roman Hands is a potential improver.Prediction : 1st Lakota Seven 2nd Thunderbear 3rd Master Garvey
INISHMOT PRINCE has been running very consistently and the first-time cheekpieces might eke out a bit more. James Ryan has struck up a good association with Tom McCourt's four-year-old gelding. The pair combined for two victories in Dundalk this year and have been placed several times, including when running on for third over 7f at Leopardstown this month. Billy Lee steered Mary Salome to second at Limerick and the duo have prospects, however, the draw has been less than kind. Jaafel is likely to be played late from a wide draw and can get in the mix at the business end.Prediction : 1st Inishmot Prince 2nd Mary Salome 3rd Jaafel
A visor might see ARE WE DREAMING snap a run of three placed runs in a row. Willie McCreery's filly has come home third at Naas and runner-up in both Listowel and Down Royal. The Limerick effort, over an extended 6f, was a creditable one as the winner then landed a good sprint handicap at the Curragh last weekend. Are We Dreaming was beaten at odds on in Down Royal and the headgear is reached for. Andrew Oliver's Upward Curve made up plenty of late ground to finish fifth on debut at Tipperary. He could progress enough to be a threat. Creative Power was popular in the betting ahead of her debut fifth at Navan and could show up well. Finke River, a son of Australia, realised 85,000 guineas at the Sales and is an interesting newcomer. Ali Babes and It Might Be You are others with chances. Prediction : 1st Are We Dreaming 2nd Upward Curve 3rd Creative Power
There is another win in Amazing Emma. She has been beaten less than a length in her last three starts, and is finding it difficult to add to her two career victories. She should travel into contention, but how much she finds with 10st 2lb on her back is the question. She is swerved in favour of Eddie Lynam's TEDDY BOY. He's a solid yardstick in this grade and just found the front-runner too good in Naas. He remains on a fair mark with Danny Sheehy's 3lb claim factored in. His win ratio isn't great, but being placed more than 20 times underlines that he keeps running his race. Mass Gathering halved in price before finishing third at Sligo and has to be considered. Kilonova left previous efforts behind when a close fourth at 50/1 in Navan. He could build upon that. Pillar likes it here and could be lively at a price. Prediction : 1st Teddy Boy 2nd Amazing Emma 3rd Mass Gathering
An interesting contest. Given the big-race entries that PEROTAN holds, she could be up to making a winning debut for Aidan O'Brien. This Churchill filly is related to a stack of winners and her entries in a Group 2, the Irish Oaks and the Group 1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood indicate that her chance should be taken very seriously. The 86-rated Kerkiyra sets a good standard. She is up in trip after being placed in her last three outings. Her overall form, including during her juvenile campaign behind some more than useful sorts, is very solid in the context of this race. Raving Royal put in plenty of good late work for third on debut over 1m5f in Navan which has to give her claims. Any Dream Will Do and Ark cannot be ruled out. Prediction : 1st Perotan 2nd Kerkiyra 3rd Raving Royal
RODNEY BAY catches the ye with Wesley Joyce taking 7lb off his back. This five-year-old gelding has been placed in his last two hurdle races and, when he was last seen on the Flat, took fourth in a competitive 1m5f handicap in Navan off a mark of 56. He now runs off 48 with Joyce's claim factored in. Draco Pulchrac was a beaten favourite in second at Fairyhouse when he was unable to reel the winner in. He is a major threat. Loudest Whisper has to be respected on the back of a runner-up finish, beaten by half a length, in Down Royal. Pretty Little Liar is a former C&D winner who ought to get in the mix. Market support would be significant. Prediction : 1st Rodney Bay 2nd Draco Pulchrac 3rd Loudest Whisper