Timeform pick out their three bets at Kilbeggan and the Curragh on Friday.
"...he's taken to get off the mark at the second time of asking here..."
Timeform on Empire State
Empire State caught the eye on debut at Dundalk just under a fortnight ago, running green and shaping as one who would learn plenty of the experience, and he's taken to get off the mark at the second time of asking here, with a considerable amount of improvement expected. Aidan O'Brien has a very strong hand here, and fellow Scat Daddy colt Isle of Innisfree is one to note on debut, whilst War Front colt National Guard is another to consider on his first run, but Empire State is fancied to put his experience to good use.
A hot race, in which Bobby Boy is fancied to extend his unbeaten start. Ger Lyons' inmate looked a very nice prospect indeed when making a winning debut at Naas in March, defeating Full Moon in the process, and he could once again have too much in the finish. Full Moon has since got off the mark at Dundalk and heads the dangers, ahead of stablemate Bond Street and Hand On Heart.
Scheu Time was unfortunate not to win at Aintree last time, looking the likely winner when crashing out at the last, and provided he's none the worse from that fall, he's taken to gain compensation here. Whisperinthebreeze may benefit from this step up in trip and is considered, ahead of Redhotfillypeppers, who can go close now that she's returned to calmer waters.