Timeform Shortlist: Tipperary, Thursday August 31

There is Flat racing from Tipperary on Thursday
There is Flat racing from Tipperary on Thursday

Timeform's free Shortlist comes from Tipperary on Thursday.

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4.25 Tipperary Handicap 5f

Timeform Top Rated:
105 2. SORS A. Slattery K. J. Leonard (5)
104 1. MAAREK Miss Evanna McCutcheon Seamie Heffernan
102 3. GO KART P. J. Prendergast G. M. Ryan (10)

Analyst's Verdict:

Realt Rua continued her theme of gradual progression despite meeting with defeat behind re-opposing Voge 12 days ago, and given she is now better off at the weights on her handicap debut, could be worth chancing from what looks a workable opening mark. Aforementioned Voge and veteran Maarek make up the shortlist.

4.55 Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes (Listed) 5f

Timeform Top Rated:
124 5. SON OF REST J. A. Stack C. D. Hayes
123 1. ARDHOOMEY G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
118 4. SPIRIT QUARTZ Barry John Murphy K. J. Manning

Analyst's Verdict:
Son of Rest looked a sprinter to keep on side when impressively winning a Curragh handicap in June and is well worth another crack at this level. Ardhoomey is the obvious threat back down in grade, while Magic Bear is potentially smart.

5.25 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Claiming Maiden 7f100y

Timeform Top Rated:
88 5. VOCAL MUSIC J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
87 10. SPIRIT OF DREAMS Denis Hogan S. P. Davis (7)
85p 2. TRADING POST P. Twomey William James Lee

Analyst's Verdict:
Trading Post was gambled on and shaped encouragingly when third on debut at Naas during the spring, ultimately shaping as if the run will bring him on. The absence since is a slight concern but this isn't a particularly strong race and he gets the nod. Muizenberg Rock and Vocal Music are others to consider.

5.55 Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes (Group 3) 7f100y

Timeform Top Rated:
116 10. MUSIC BOX Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
115 1. REALTRA Roger Varian C. T. Keane
113 7. DRUMFAD BAY Mrs J. Harrington C. O'Donoghue

Analyst's Verdict:
Music Box is thriving on racing and was unlucky not to finish even closer when runner-up in a similar event at Leopardstown 2 weeks ago. She's taken to go one place better at the main expense of Newmarket-raiders Realtra and Same Jurisdiction.

6.25 Camas Park Stud Irish European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden 7f100y

Timeform Top Rated:
104p 16. SIZZLING Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
73 7. FLAMIN AUDI L. Smyth S. P. Davis (7)
66 17. GOOD MARKS Thomas Mullins Reserve

Analyst's Verdict:
Sizzling bumped into a way-above-average newcomer at the Curragh last time and only a similar scenario can get her beat here, with Kithara and Epaneema the likely candidates on paper.

6.55 @tipperaryraces Apprentice Handicap 7f100y

Timeform Top Rated:
73 5. BOUQUET GARNI E. J. O'Grady K. J. Leonard
72 7. FOCUS WELL Seamus Fahey T. P. Madden
72 8. CRACKING NAME P. D. Deegan Ross Coakley

Analyst's Verdict:
Tennessee Rose was proving consistent for previous connections, runner-up in a 16-runner Lingfield handicap early last month. She gets the nod to continue the good work, with Bouquet Garni and handicap debutante Streisand others to consider.

7.25 Meadowview Stables 1m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
118p 4. RIVEN LIGHT W. P. Mullins Pat Smullen
112 2. CAPTAIN JOY Tracey Collins R. P. Whelan
106+ 3. HERALD THE DAWN J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning

Analyst's Verdict:
Hard to get away from Riven Light, a useful hurdler who remains with potential in this sphere for Willie Mullins. He should have too many guns for the 3-y-o Gold Spinner.

7.55 Buy Tickets Online @TipperaryRaces.ie Maiden 1½m110y

Timeform Top Rated:
84p 9. SING LIKE THE SEA John M. Oxx Declan McDonogh
83p 11. SQUIRE'S TALE Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
79§ 1. CONSTANCIO J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning

Analyst's Verdict:
Solo Saxophone was no match for a pair with previous experience on debut at Roscommon 23 days ago, yet he still shaped with plenty of encouragement, and with better to come now equipped with a visor, he earns the vote. Sing Like The Sea and Squire's Tale are a couple of others to consider in the finale.

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