17:15 Tipperary

SPANISH TENOR stands out here on his return to claiming grade. The Ado McGuinness-trained veteran won a similar race at this track for previous connections almost three years ago before subsequently being claimed. A revelation since then, the now 10-year-old who continues in fine fettle, should make all under Cian MacRedmond. El Bello has to be a serious threat now that he reverts to his optimum trip. The grey found a mile stretching his stamina last time but had been running well over this distance previously. Roderick may find this an inadequate test but first-time blinkers could enable the eight-year-old to travel better in the early stages. If doing so, few will be finishing stronger than the Denis Hogan-trained gelding.
Prediction : 1st Spanish Tenor 2nd El Bello 3rd Roderick

17:45 Tipperary

The Johnny Murtagh-trained GLEN PRINCESS will be hard to beat if taking a step forward from her recent promising debut. Fourth in a Dundalk maiden first time up, that particular race has subsequently been boosted by both the third and fifth placed fillies. With an ease in the ground unlikely to be of any concern, the daughter of Calyx can gain a first career success. Straya, who ran well in a competitive fillies handicap at the Curragh recently, should make her presence felt. The Jack Davison-trained three-year-old has plenty experience which could be crucial in a race such as this. Tokenomics has been running well enough in similar contests to suggest he will eventually get his turn.
Prediction : 1st Glen Princess 2nd Straya 3rd Tokenomics

18:15 Tipperary

ROCK N ROLL ROCKET, one of only two previous winners in the race, can maintain his unbeaten record. A winner at Cork on his debut earlier this month, the form of that race was boosted when the runner-up won his maiden next time out. Well treated by these race conditions, the Jessica Harrington-trained colt holds leading claims. Alfred Tennyson has to concede weight all round on his racecourse debut but the Aidan O'Brien-trained newcomer could well be capable of doing so. Goodwood maiden winner Brosay has progressed in each of his three runs to date. While he may well need to take another step forward here, the Diego Dias-trained representative has further scope for improvement.
Prediction : 1st Rock N Roll Rocket 2nd Alfred Tennyson 3rd Brosay

18:45 Tipperary

The well-bred Adrian Murray-trained VARNER could be capable of making a winning debut. Related to some very smart speedy types, the daughter of Elzaam is in the right hands to be forward enough to be competitive first-time up. Recent Cork third Shamrock Breeze has to rate a live threat for trainer Ado McGuinness. Having shown plenty of early speed on that occasion, the filly only weakened late on. Over this fast 5f, she could be difficult to peg back if getting away quickly. Truly Enchanting has to command respect for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore. Although the daughter of No Nay Never may find this trip on the sharp side, it is never wise to dismiss debutants from this yard.
Prediction : 1st Varner 2nd Shamrock Breeze 3rd Truly Enchanting

19:15 Tipperary

Despite being a 10-race maiden, the Diego Dias-trained GAENARI looks to hold solid claims under Gavin Ryan. Just touched off at Hamilton last time, the filly had previously run a big race when third at Dundalk. Listed placed as a juvenile last season, the daughter of Inns Of Court may finally get her day. The locally-trained Staysound Susie is another that has run well on multiple occasions without managing to get her head in front. Similar to the Dias filly, she has enough ability to open her account at some point. David Marnane's Movento showed enough when staying on in seventh last time to suggest he, too, has races in him. He may just need another run or two.
Prediction : 1st Gaenari 2nd Staysound Susie 3rd Movento

19:45 Tipperary

Dropping into handicap company for the first time, the Aidan O'Brien-trained SWEETEST could be the answer. Winner of a Dundalk maiden in November, the Blue Point filly has been highly tried in three subsequent starts. Now back racing at what may well be her optimum distance, the three-year-old can beat her elders. Sevensees ran his best race to date when third over this minimum trip at Navan on his penultimate start. The Johnny Murtagh-trained gelding may not have appreciated stepping back up a furlong in trip last time. It would come as no surprise to see a big run here. Never Shout Never showed a little more last time so is another that can get involved.
Prediction : 1st Sweetest 2nd Sevensees 3rd Never Shout Never

20:15 Tipperary

C&D winner ALOYSIUS LILIUS shaped well enough at Navan last time to suggest his turn is near. Now rated 3lb lower than when successful here last August, it must also be highly significant that Colin Keane resumes the partnership. Cuban Grey, who finished a couple of places in front of Aloysius Lilius last time, must also enter calculations. One obvious concern for supporters is the fact that he will almost certainly be taken on for the lead. Sligo claiming winner Eruption could be suited to how the race is likely to pan out, as she can track the furious pace before her proven stamina comes into effect late on.
Prediction : 1st Aloysius Lilius 2nd Cuban Grey 3rd Eruption