Race 1: LMC Contracts - (Liam McCarthy) 4yo Maiden
AHEAD OF SCHEDULE bounced back from a disappointing run at Oldcastle when a very respectable third in a competitive Loughanmore maiden just last Sunday. With plenty of form behind him, he sets a very solid benchmark.
Oscer Romero has ended up on the deck twice this season, including when likely to finish among the placings at Broughshane and is the obvious danger alongside Pasvolsky who represents a very much in-form yard and Flying Garry who has been contesting auction races to date.
Race 2: Tattersalls Cheltenham 5yo Geldings Maiden
USURPER got no further than the first fence at Loughanmore last Saturday and could be turned out quickly in search of compensation here. The Colin Bowe-trained son of Fame And Glory was a real eye-catcher at Oldcastle over Easter on his debut and will look to follow that up here.
Into The Woods posted a career best at Bartlemy last time out which is encouraging, whilst Cosmic Rock could make his first competitive appearance since finishing fourth in the four-year-old maiden at this fixture 12 months ago.
Race 3: Fexco & Dillon Prenderville Auctioneers 5yo Mares Maiden
PELLADY had to overcome significant trouble in running at Dawstown recently as she was badly hampered at the opening fence and was always playing catch up from that point. To her credit, she kept on to finish fourth in what was a very competitive race, and with the third, Meep Meep Mag, providing a timely form boost at Loughanmore last Saturday, she could be the one to follow in this.
Nobody has saddled more winning mares this season than Colin Bowe and his Ballinamona Flyer got among the placings when taking on geldings recently at Stowlin, whilst Gold Creek finished in front of the potentially re-opposing Active Currencies when they met at Bartlemy.
Race 4: Lee Strand Open- Novice Riders
KRUZHLININ was back to his best last weekend, winning two races within 24 hours, including impressively defeating a very competitive line-up at Loughanmore on Saturday and he could face another quality line-up here.
Sydney Paget got the better of Longhouse Music when that pair met in a Ladies Open in Quakerstown, with Samanntom, Sound Money and Some Are Lucky others to have won opens in recent weeks.
Race 5: Glenbeigh Hotel 6yo Geldings Maiden
ORPEN WELLS has been a beaten favourite on each of his last three outings, however he emerged with credit on each occasion, and was particularly unlucky when coming down at the final fence in Punchestown back in February. A proven good ground performer, he can repay his supporters in this.
Doran The Legend failed to land a gamble at Ballyvodock in February, and is another that has been sent off at the top of the market in recent times. He hinted that he was coming back to form when second at Loughanmore last Saturday, whilst Artic Fever has finished third in each of his last five starts and Dream Captain showed some promise on his return from a spell under rules at Curraghmore over Easter.
Race 6: Kerry Group Mares Winner Of Three
The lightly raced CUSHINSTOWN FINEST proved much too good for her rivals in a similar contest at Necarne recently and will be expected to add to her tally in this.
Stable companion Oscar Bonnie won her maiden at the same course, whilst UK point winner Poetic Presence would have claims on her second at Stradbally, having finished in front of the potentially re-opposing Touchy on that occasion.