Timeform Shortlist: Leopardstown, Sunday October 22

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1.50 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden 1m15y

Timeform Top Rated:
88p 9. FOREVER TOGETHER Aidan O'Brien W. M. Lordan
87 4. CHECK YOUR POCKETS John E. Kiely N. G. McCullagh
84P 13. JULIENNE Joseph Patrick O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien

Analyst's Verdict:
Julienne caught the eye under a considerate ride at Leopardstown last month, leaving the impression there's plenty of improvement in her. Magic Wand is a likely type on paper and commands the upmost respect, while Aidan O'Brien's other runner, Forever Together, also looks a sure-fire improver. Contingent is another newcomer to note.


2.20 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund (C & G) Maiden 1m15y

Timeform Top Rated:
96p 4. JAMES COOK Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
95 10. MEAGHER'S FLAG J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
91p 9. MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS John Joseph Murphy C. T. Keane

Analyst's Verdict:
Ballydoyle look set to win this, and James Cook just gets the vote over Cypress Creek having gone off joint-favourite when second in front of his stablemate at Naas on debut and not knocked about once his race had gone. Cypress Creek was a big eye-catcher there having been denied a run at a crucial stage, and the brother to the Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri is likely to improve markedly.


2.55 Irish Injured Jockeys Nursery Handicap 1m15y

Timeform Top Rated:
90 7. DRAGON GIRL Mrs J. Harrington L. F. Roche
88 2. SEBASTIANO RICCI Joseph Patrick O'Brien S. M. Crosse (10)
87 5. MAGIC SEA Mrs Sarah Dawson C. T. Keane

Analyst's Verdict:
Dragon Girl ran well in fourth on nursery debut at Naas 18 days ago, keeping on well enough to suggest she's worth another chance from this sort of mark, and she earns the narrow vote. Sebastiano Ricci and Baroness are fancied to pose the chief threats.


3.30 Killavullan Stakes (Group 3) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
112p 6. BYE BYE BABY Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
111p 2. KENYA Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
108 1. GUESSTHEBILL John Patrick Murtagh Pat Smullen

Analyst's Verdict:
Kenya was mightily impressive when bolting up in a maiden at Cork last week and just shades the vote over hat-trick-seeking stablemate Bye Bye Baby. McMunigal looked a good prospect when winning a big-field maiden at Naas on debut and is another to consider.


4.00 Trigo Stakes (Listed) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
118 6. CANNONBALL G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
117 5. GLAMOROUS APPROACH J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
111 3. SONG OF NAMIBIA G. M. Lyons G. F. Carroll

Analyst's Verdict:
Cannonball has made a really positive start to his career and went close to breaking his duck at this level when runner-up at Limerick 2 weeks ago. The drop back in trip won't inconvenience him and he rates a solid proposition. Bound and Song of Namibia can give him most to do.


4.30 Yulong Trophy Handicap 1m15y

Timeform Top Rated:
104 7. PLOUGH BOY Garvan Donnelly D. W. O'Connor (5)
103 12. BEAU SATCHEL Adrian McGuinness C. P. Hoban
103 13. LUCKY MISTAKE A. P. Keatley D. E. Sheehy (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Constant Comment can have her latest effort overlooked after being left poorly placed, and she is taken to regain the winning thread here. Plough Boy should give another good account, while Gold Spinner should prove suited by the return to 1m.


5.00 Club Godolphin Student Initiative Handicap 1½m

Timeform Top Rated:
91p 6. THE LAST INDIAN Aidan Anthony Howard Pat Smullen
90 2. GRAND PARTNER Thomas Mullins William James Lee
89 14. COMMANDER WON Dermot Anthony McLoughlin C. T. Keane

Analyst's Verdict:
The Last Indian is building up a cracking record under Pat Smullen, making light work of a 13 lb rise in the weights when completing the hat-trick at Listowel 38 days ago. The return to this longer trip won't hold any fears and she can defy another weight hike. Fellow last-time-out winner Commander Won and Misty Mountain are just 2 potential dangers, however.


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