14:10 Dundalk

Having caught the eye staying on late at Killarney on debut, GIMMIE SHELTER should be good enough to go two places better. Joseph O'Brien usually leaves something to work on with his first-time out juveniles, so unless they are well above average, they tend to improve for the initial run. The colt should know more now and will be difficult to beat. Man Of Eden finished mid-division in a Galway maiden that is likely to throw up a few winners. Slowly away, he kept on nicely and should also do better at the second time of asking. Adelaide River is of obvious interest representing the Aidan O'Brien stable. The trainer often introduces a smart two-year-old at this track, so he should be monitored closely in the betting market.
Prediction : 1st Gimmie Shelter 2nd Man Of Eden 3rd Adelaide River

14:40 Dundalk

ROYAL SCHOLAR has to concede weight from a disadvantageous draw but might just be capable of doing so. The Slade Power gelding faced a similar set of circumstances on his reappearance over course and distance last month, when only a troubled passage prevented him from recording a third course win. Granted more luck in running on this occasion, the Sarah Lynam-trained gelding can prevail. Tynamite is drawn even wider but as a confirmed hold up horse, he will always need the gaps to open. A staying on sixth at Naas last time, the eight-year-old seems to have improved for the step up to a mile. Vlad The Impaler also suffered interference when behind Royal Scholar here last month. He has since disappointed at Sligo but will appreciate the return to polytrack.
Prediction : 1st Royal Scholar 2nd Tynamite 3rd Vlad The Impaler

15:10 Dundalk

BLAZING SKIES can make it third time lucky under one of the more experienced apprentices. Nathan Crosse takes over from Billy Lee on a filly who has already shown enough to suggest a contest such as this is within her capabilities. Fourth on her racecourse debut at Killarney in June, that form could hardly have worked out any better, with the first three all winning since. The Willie McCreery-trained filly travelled really well but just appeared to get outstayed. Dropped to 7f at Gowran Park last time, she just found one too good. Lecale's Destiny also made a very promising debut at Gowran, before subsequently finishing fifth at the Curragh. If anything, he gave the impression that another furlong might suit. Pinehurst could also figure if coming on from his Naas debut fourth.
Prediction : 1st Blazing Skies 2nd Lecales Destiny 3rd Pinehurst

15:40 Dundalk

KARAOKE can go one better having been a beaten favourite on her debut at Gowran Park last month. That form received a significant boost on Thursday evening when the third horse landed her maiden at Leopardstown. Smartly away on her initial run, the Joseph O'Brien-trained daughter of Acclamation, will almost certainly be ridden handily. Alabama Pearl stayed on nicely to finish fifth at the Curragh on her first appearance. There was much to like about how the Dandy Man filly came home once the penny dropped. She will know a lot more on this occasion. Sioux Sweet has plenty of experience which shouldn't be underestimated in a race of this nature. The Denis Hogan-trained filly went close in handicap company at Naas on her most recent outing.
Prediction : 1st Karaoke 2nd Alabama Pearl 3rd Sioux Sweet

16:10 Dundalk

HARRY'S BAR faces a stiff task under his welter burden but class may just prevail. Young Adam Caffrey, who gave the seven-year-old a textbook ride when winning over 5f here last month, has been amongst the winners of late. Excellent value for his 7lb claim, the apprentice can record his second win on the Exceed And Excel gelding. Sister Rosetta returned to winning ways at Naas before running a good race in second at the Curragh on Saturday. Although an inconsistent filly, she is smart on her day and has won over course and distance. Arcanears could just be the dark horse of the contest, now returning to his favoured surface. The Michael Halford-trained gelding has been running better than the bare form suggests on turf and is also fitted with first-time blinkers. It would be no surprise to see an improved performance.
Prediction : 1st Harrys Bar 2nd Sister Rosetta 3rd Arcanears

16:40 Dundalk

PIERRE LAPIN is worth a try over this trip, having long given the impression he needs further than a mile. Connections understandably laid him out for Galway this summer but now that the festival is over, he is immediately stepped up to 10f. Although unproven on the Polytrack, he seems reasonably adaptable ground-wise, so assuming he handles conditions, he looks one of the classier types in the line-up. Stablemate Bowerman has been out of form of late but perhaps, a return to Dundalk will reignite the spark. Joey Sheridan is a notable booking for the Ado McGuinness-trained gelding. Catena Zapata won his maiden here in February and following a below-par run at the Curragh subsequently, he was back to something more like his true form last time.
Prediction : 1st Pierre Lapin 2nd Bowerman 3rd Catena Zapata

17:15 Dundalk

PERSIAN WOLF can make a winning debut for the James Lambe yard. A winner here for previous connections in April, the Slade Power gelding had excuses for two recent below-par efforts, with soft ground and stamina limitations to blame. Aside from the negative of a wide draw, everything else looks in place for a big run now. Magical Lips, a dual winner on the flat in Germany, is difficult to weigh up. Although well behind when falling at Wexford on her Irish debut over hurdles, she remains of interest back on the level. Ghumama is worth a second look, while first reserve Pride of Pimlico won't be far away if getting a run. The Brendan Duke-trained gelding does need to prove his stamina for this trip but has some very solid course form in this grade.
Prediction : 1st Persian Wolf 2nd Magical Lips 3rd Ghumama

17:45 Dundalk

EL C WELLS has been competing in better-class races and can avail of a return to 47-65 company. It is worth noting that she won over 1m4f and was runner-up over this trip on her last two outings in this grade in Dundalk. She has an each-way chance. Spirituoso arrives in Dundalk after two solid placed efforts on turf at Gowran Park. She was beaten just over a length and a half into third last month before being pipped by a head last week. This former C&D winner is clearly on a mark she can be competitive off. Futurum Regem reverts to the Flat off a very lowly mark. Considering he is rated 122 over hurdles, and was placed in a Pertemps qualifier at Leopardstown last Christmas, he will appeal to many. However, he is not without risks. He was beaten a long way in subsequent hurdle races and is a long-standing maiden in this sphere. He had one fair run in Dundalk when sixth in November. James Ryan takes 7lb off Shining Aitch's back which puts him on an appealing mark. He has a notable third at Navan, on penultimate start, in the book.
Prediction : 1st El C Wells 2nd Spirituoso 3rd Futurum Regem

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