16:55 Fairyhouse

CARLTON GARDENS is no star but showed promise in a useful Navan maiden. A Sea The Stars half-brother to three stakes performers, he improved from his debut to his Navan effort and while well held, he only faded late on and finished in front of one horse who was subsequently runner-up from a 66 rating. Golden Ticket is vulnerable to improving types but is in for only 5,000 euros and showed bits of handicap form recently. Brown Eagle won a moderate claimer in May but was well held subsequently. Grizabella was well held at Tipperary but had previously shown some form, albeit at shorter trips. Shaky Operator, twice pulled up, wasn't beaten far in a similar race at Ballinrobe but hung right.
Prediction : 1st Carlton Gardens 2nd Golden Ticket 3rd Brown Eagle

17:25 Fairyhouse

EBENDI carries top weight but ran well on a recent reappearance. Lightly raced, he finished well when bumping into subsequent Listed winner Beamish at Killarney, is suited by today's distance and is ground-versatile. The Jam Man receives 16lb from the selection and ran well at the Curragh. That was his first run for 99 days and while he clearly retains all his enthusiasm, would ideally prefer a longer distance. Dollar Value has notched up nine wins in a colourful career and while well held on his previous Flat run at Leopardstown (Meritorious was seventh), bolted up over hurdles at Downpatrick and cannot be dismissed as a four-time Flat winner. Stellium was reported post-race normal following a disappointing C&D run last month but had previously run well at the Curragh. The Mouse Doctor was well held over fences last month, while Nibiru makes his reappearance.
Prediction : 1st Ebendi 2nd The Jam Man 3rd Dollar Value

17:55 Fairyhouse

BORLETTI ran a fine race when a two-length fifth in the Railway Stakes 11 days ago. He shaped well on debut and while a shade disappointing at Navan, may have benefitted from stepping up to six furlongs at the Curragh and holds a 101 rating. Blindsided has shown nice ability in his two starts but needs to improve on his Listowel runner-up effort to win. Blanc De Noir was behind Blindsided when slowly away and green on debut at the Curragh and connections have already opted for blinkers, which is concerning. Paulliac was eighth in that Curragh race but improved at Tipperary. Desert Haven is from a precocious family and cost 60,000gns at an April breeze-up sale, while Jackstaff is out of an unraced dam who hails from a top-class family that includes Bosra Sham and Hector Protector.
Prediction : 1st Borletti 2nd Blindsided 3rd Blanc De Noir

18:25 Fairyhouse

Many of these have previously met but CAILIN CLISTE hasn't, although she is consistent and is proven at this grade and distance. She won on easy ground at the Curragh in April and is just 2lb higher than when runner-up at that venue last month. Jupiter Express (runner-up), Super Cub (third) and Walking On Clouds (fourth) met over C&D last month and little should separate the trio, as Jupiter Express meets both rivals 7lb worse off (including jockey claims). Tiny Bit beat Super Cub (runner-up), Juno Beach (third), It Might Be You (fifth) and Jedi Power (sixth) to win at Down Royal recently and while well held at Tipperary subsequently, should be better suited by reverting to a sounder surface.
Prediction : 1st Cailin Cliste 2nd Jupiter Express 3rd Super Cub

18:55 Fairyhouse

BAALBEC BEAUTY ran very well for a long way before giving best in fifth over a mile at Listowel. The drop back to 7f should suit and she is related to a horse who won over an extended 7f in Britain. The runner-up in that Listowel race gave the form a boost when obliging at Ballinrobe. Billy Lee is a notable jockey booking. The 80-rated Solar Breeze looks a big player. She has the experience of having four outings and was only pipped by a short head on her penultimate start over this trip at Naas in May. Hotrocket is going the right way for John Murphy after improving to finish second in a colts' and geldings' maiden at Listowel, and can get involved. Upward Curve disappointed at Bellewstown, but is better than that.
Prediction : 1st Baalbec Beauty 2nd Solar Breeze 3rd Hotrocket

19:30 Fairyhouse

ICE COLD IN ALEX is by no means a prolific winner, and there will likely be a few heart-stopping moments along the way for his backers, but he appeals with Jake Coen taking 7lb off his back. The handicapper gave him 5lb for rattling home for third on fast ground over this trip at the Curragh, so you can see the reason for Coen being booked for the first time. He will likely be played fast and late, and will need luck in running, but has the ability to land this. Ferrybank could be available at healthy odds, but has been given a chance by the handicapper. He hasn't troubled the judge in three runs this season, but has now been dropped 6lb. Nathan Crosse takes a further 3lb off and he has stall one to work from. He races in a first-time hood. Punk Poet should be in contention for a cheque. Top-weight Verhoyen always merits respect.
Prediction : 1st Ice Cold In Alex 2nd Ferrybank 3rd Punk Poet

20:00 Fairyhouse

Competitive stuff and BREWEL HILL has each-way claims from stall one. He put in his best performance to date when third in a slightly higher grade at Limerick last month. He was beaten a fair way, but the runner-up has since gone in at Bellewstown. In addition, the handicapper has eased him by 3lb. Helen De Pourtales lost out by a head in a claimer at Bellewstown last week. She has been placed in four of her last six starts and another decent run is probable. Castletownshend is more than capable of having a say in this company, while Maestro Stick is unexposed on turf. Sondheim popped up by a short head over this trip in Cork and has to back it up off 6lb higher. London Palladium is now with his seventh trainer in just over a year. He has been placed in his last three races and will have his supporters, particularly with Colin Keane booked.
Prediction : 1st Brewel Hill 2nd Helen De Pourtales 3rd Castletownshend

20:30 Fairyhouse

VORMIR could be worth an each-way punt at a price. He put in his first meaningful run for some time when a close sixth (beaten just over half a length) at Roscommon last month. He performed better there off a lowly mark with Sean Bird's 10lb claim factored in. Bird has been booked again and the pair have a lovely draw in stall three. He has a fast-ground success on his record. Golden Days is in a good place at the minute. She followed up her Cork victory with a close third in a massive field at the same venue so has to rate a danger. Cool Leader travelled into contention over an extended 7f at Bellewstown, but didn't finish out her race as she came in fourth. This drop in trip could aid her cause. The Last Swallow was a beaten favourite when unplaced at Bellewstown, but could bounce back. This is a new trip for Celtic Manor, who has been in decent form for Charlie Moore.
Prediction : 1st Vormir 2nd Golden Days 3rd Cool Leader

06/07/2022 Fairyhouse Acca