Timeform Shortlist: Leopardstown, Thursday 19 July

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"...took a big step forward when second at Bellewstown a fortnight ago and looks set for another big run..."

Timeform on Syrena

5.30 Foran Equine Irish European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
94p 8. TIPLE J. A. Stack C. D. Hayes
84 1. VHAGAR Joseph Patrick O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
79 6. SAND CASTLE Adrian Murray Declan McDonogh

Analyst's Verdict:
Tiple shaped well in what is traditionally a strong fillies maiden at the Curragh on debut and has a lot going for her. Gold Memory is a newcomer to note, while Vhagar seems sure to have a race in him.


6.05 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Median Auction Maiden 7f20y

Timeform Top Rated:
96p 14. SYRENA Joseph Patrick O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
95p 6. MOTASHAKEL Kevin Prendergast C. D. Hayes
90p 1. CHANNEL STUFFER Mrs J. Harrington C. O'Donoghue

Analyst's Verdict:
Syrena took a big step forward when second at Bellewstown a fortnight ago and looks set for another big run. The form of Motashakel's Curragh second has worked out and he demands plenty of respect. Estrella is a newcomer to note.


6.40 Icon Apprentice Handicap 7f20y

Timeform Top Rated:
88 9. TUSH W. T. Farrell G. P. Halpin
87 7. STORM RANGER Patrick J. Flynn Ben Martin Coen (4)
87§ 6. LIBERATIO M. Halford Ross Coakley

Analyst's Verdict:
Storm Ranger was successful from a higher mark last year and took a firm step back in the right direction last time, so this could be the day he gets back to winning ways in an open race. Arbourfield is consistent on the whole and deserves respect along with the lightly-raced Tush.


7.15 Icon Meld Stakes (Group 3) 1m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
122 2. DEAUVILLE Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
120p 4. HAZAPOUR D. K. Weld Frankie Dettori
118 1. BRENDAN BRACKAN G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane

Analyst's Verdict:
Hazapour looked a serious threat in the Derby for a long way before lack of stamina became an issue so, dropping back in grade, he's an obvious choice to get back to winning ways here at the expense of Deauville, who has achieved a little bit more than the selection, but is also much more exposed.


7.50 'Paul Young' Maiden 7f20y

Timeform Top Rated:
90 4. NATIONAL GLORY Joseph Patrick O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
88p 6. WAIKUKU John M. Oxx C. O'Donoghue
76 5. SINGING'N'DANCING J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning

Analyst's Verdict:
National Glory boasts the benefit of plenty of experience and went close to shedding the maiden tag over this trip at Fairyhouse 11 days ago, just undone by a stronger stayer. He can get off the mark, with Waikuku and newcomer Castle Chase others to consider.


8.25 Leopardstown 'Summer Pass' Handicap 7f20y

Timeform Top Rated:
97p 5. WAITINGFORTHEDAY Joseph Patrick O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
96 4. OVERCOMING G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
95 3. BETSEY TROTTER D. K. Weld Declan McDonogh

Analyst's Verdict:
A competitive 3-y-o affair with the narrow vote in favour of Militry Decoration. A winner at Dundalk in October, he didn't shape at all badly back at that venue in April and he is open to further progress back on turf. The red-hot Waitingfortheday and Betsey Trotter are a couple of others worth considering.


8.55 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Handicap 1½m180y

Timeform Top Rated:
86 1. THE MOUSE DOCTOR A. J. Martin R. C. Colgan
86 6. BLACK LABEL Adrian McGuinness C. T. Keane
85 8. REMEMBERED JOY Edward P. Harty C. D. Hayes

Analyst's Verdict:
Subjudice shaped with definite signs of promise over inadequate trips in maidens spread over 7 months, and with his pedigree/connections an ongoing recommendation now handicapping, he could be worth chancing. For Pleasure, Black Label and Ace Of Diamonds head up the dangers.


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