Action return to Lingstown for the second Sunday in succession and this week's fixture has attracted a much larger entry of 144.
Race 1 – Peter O’Loughlin 4YO Mares Maiden
I AM GONNA BE certainly left the form of her debut run in a Tipperary point-to-point bumper well and truly behind her when finishing third in what looked a smart contest at Tattersalls in recent weeks. That leaves her as the standard bearer for this ahead of Like Ma Ta and Mullenbeg.
Race 2 – Tattersalls NH 4YO Geldings Maiden
MONTYS STAR, a half-brother of the Grade 1 winner Monalee, was narrowly denied on his debut at Tattersalls in the spring and it is noteworthy that he returns for another attempt at a maiden despite having run so promisingly on debut.
Spectacular Genius only found the more experienced Hermes Allen too good at Kirkistown on his debut which should leave him as one of the chief dangers alongside the Damma House third Special Rate.
Race 3 – Killinick Hunt Club 5YO Mares Maiden
Having been only narrowly denied at Tattersalls on her debut, HELLO ARLENE back up that opening effort when second once again at Loughbrickland just seven days later. Having been freshened up slightly it would not take much further improvement to see her go one better.
What An Ocean has similarly also finished second in her latest two efforts and represents a stable who won a similar race around here last Sunday, so has to be respected alongside the late Fairyhouse faller Some Woman.
Race 4 – Fintan Carroll & Sons Ltd 5YO Geldings Maiden
JIMMY CHOU PECOS was sent off as a short-priced favourite on his debut at Quakerstown recently and whilst he was a beaten favourite, finishing a close second, the front three pulled a long way clear of their rivals to suggest it was a smart performance. He looks the one to beat here.
Quite Incredible got within two lengths of Ginto in a Fairyhouse bumper which has to be respected, whilst Ballykeel, Top Of The List and the recent Boulta final-fence faller Shadows In The Sky are others for the shortlist.
Race 5 – Croase Stud Winner of One
BENEFITS JEU looked an above-average older maiden winner when scoring at Knockmullen House recently. That was also his first start for a new stable, a yard that have won with both individual horses that they have saddled this season, and he could continue that winning here.
The mare Wildifeld Ivy is an obvious danger having won around here last Sunday with what looked a bit extra up her sleeve. Stablemate Red Vision is better than his Loughanmore effort and cannot be discounted alongside Rosa Gloriosa and Twosarewild in what looks a very competitive race.
Race 6 – Rostoonstown Stud 6YO Maiden (Novice Riders)
The 102-rated hurdler EARL OF DESMOND has previous gone close on the track and whilst his two efforts on the track this summer were someway adrift of his previous best, he could be the one to follow on his pointing debut in what looks a winnable contest.
Why Didnt Ya is back pointing having previously finished second at Rathcannon last autumn and he is not without his chances alongside Time To Bite, Three Nations, Easca Mor and Dower Caves.