Timeform Shortlist: Cork, Sunday April 15

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2.00 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Median Auction Maiden 1m100y

Timeform Top Rated:
97p 1. ESCAPABILITY Mrs J. Harrington C. O'Donoghue
83 5. WAY BACK HOME Padraig Roche Declan McDonogh
73 6. LOUDEST WHISPER P. J. Prendergast R. P. Whelan

Analyst's Verdict:
Escapability was clear of the rest with a couple of promising sorts at Naas last time and, provided that effort hasn't taken too much out of him, he should have little trouble getting off the mark here with the benefit of experience over Intense Expression and Seekamist, who both hail from powerful stables.


2.30 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Noblesse Stakes (Listed) 1½m

Timeform Top Rated:
126 4. CLEAR SKIES Aidan O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien
120p 2. BLOOMFIELD W. McCreery William James Lee
119 1. GLAMOROUS APPROACH J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning

Analyst's Verdict:
Bloomfield progressed quickly in 3 runs last summer and looks a smart filly in the making. Clear Skies failed to fire in the Winter Derby at Lingfield but is an obvious player if bouncing back from that.


3.05 corkracecourse.ie Handicap 1m100y

Timeform Top Rated:
84 1. SHIFTED STRATEGY J. A. Stack M. P. O'Connor (10)
81+ 4. SWING TILL DAWN J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
77+ 5. PLAYA BLANCA John Patrick Murtagh N. G. McCullagh

Analyst's Verdict:
Swing Till Dawn's second to Berkeley Square last year is quite a strong piece of form and, given her connections, there's an excellent chance she'll prove a much better 3-y-o, so a mark of 66 looks leniently as she embarks on handicaps with a satisfactory reappearance under her belt. Faughill and Rock On Seamie also leave the impression they'll do better now handicapping.


3.35 Follow Us On Facebook Handicap 1m100y

Timeform Top Rated:
114 5. ADMODUM J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
113 4. AUSSIE VALENTINE Adrian McGuinness Shane Foley
112 1. SALTONSTALL M. Halford C. P. Hoban

Analyst's Verdict:
Saltonstall shaped as if ahead of his mark when second in a big field at Naas on belated comeback 3 weeks and looks a big player if this doesn't come too soon. Allegio won well here last time and is next best.


4.10 Blackwater Maiden 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
107p 3. GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
81 4. CHILTON FOLIAT W. McCreery William James Lee

Analyst's Verdict:
Giuseppe Garibaldi left his debut well behind when second in a Group 3 at Leopardstown in October and sets a very high standard back in a maiden. Arthurian Fame can follow him home.


4.45 Buy Online At corkracecourse.ie Apprentice Handicap 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
83 12. SONG OF THE SKY Joseph Patrick O'Brien S. M. Crosse (7)
82 1. STORM RANGER Patrick J. Flynn D. P. Linehan
82 13. GLIB SPEECH Rodger Sweeney Gearoid Patrick Brouder (4)

Analyst's Verdict:
Song of The Sky caught the eye on return/debut for this yard at Dundalk and could be worth chancing. Happy Company and Our Anniversary are others to consider.


5.15 Cork Racecourse On Twitter Handicap 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
80 1. ADMIRALITY John Patrick Murtagh D. P. Linehan (5)
79+ 2. AN SAIGHDIUR A. Slattery A. J. Slattery (7)
79 12. AUNTY AUDREY Patrick J. Flynn L. F. Roche

Analyst's Verdict:
The veteran An Saighdiur has a fitness edge on plenty of these and could easily bounce back to form with blinkers refitted, so he's taken to capitalise on a reduced mark and get the better of the improving Admiralty, with Cracking Name another one to consider.


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