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Timeform Shortlist: Killarney, Tuesday July 18

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5.50 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden 1m25y

Timeform Top Rated:
88 7. BIRDS OF PREY John M. Oxx Declan McDonogh
87 10. ARTISTIC MELODY G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
87 11. BREEZE J. A. Stack C. D. Hayes

Analyst's Verdict:
Birds of Prey's best effort came when chasing subsequent Derby winner Wings of Eagles home over C&D last August, and, with his reappearance spin under his belt, he may be worth chancing to open his account. Artistic Melody equipped with first-time blinkers and Sometimes a Fox may emerge as the chief threats.


6.20 Celtic Steps The Show At Killarney Racecourse Rated 1m25y

Timeform Top Rated:
105 1. CENOTAPH Aidan O'Brien
104 2. ST GALLEN John Joseph Murphy Shane Foley
104 3. DINKUM DIAMOND A. Slattery K. J. Leonard (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Cenotaph produced his best effort to date when a close fourth in a Curragh handicap last time and could be the way to go if turning up in similar form again. The twice-raced Tuff Love likely has more to come and rates an obvious danger, while Secret Wizard arrives at the top of his game and has Pat Smullen doing the steering.


6.50 Ross Golf Course Handicap 1m25y

Timeform Top Rated:
78+ 6. FAIRY FLUTE Gordon Elliott Declan McDonogh
77 1. GRAINNE'S DREAM W. P. Mullins Pat Smullen
76 8. TENNESSE WALTZ David Marnane Connor King

Analyst's Verdict:
Fairy Flute was a good second at Limerick last month on her first run for new trainer Gordon Elliott and can build on that and go one better now. Grainne's Dream is also interesting on first run for Willie Mullins, even more so if the market speaks in her favour, while My Painter has performed with credit on all 3 Flat starts this year, including over C&D, and should figure again.


7.20 Sea Lodge Waterville Handicap 1m3f10y

Timeform Top Rated:
81 2. INESCAPABLE Joseph Patrick O'Brien Miss A. O'Brien (3)
80 9. FRENCH MIX Joseph Patrick O'Brien Connor King
78+ 6. MISS SNOSSYBOOTS M. Halford Shane Foley

Analyst's Verdict:
Inescapable is still relatively low-mileage and ran creditably in a stronger event on her return from a break at Fairyhouse earlier this month. She gets the nod in an open-looking contest. Stable companion French Mix has to be feared on handicap debut, whilst Steelyeyed and Marvellous Ways are also respected.


7.50 Dick And Mary Butler Memorial Handicap Chase (Grade B) 2m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
174 6. KILLINEY COURT Henry de Bromhead A. E. Lynch
172 2. DEVILS BRIDE Henry de Bromhead J. J. Slevin (5)
171 3. BALLYOISIN Enda Bolger J. S. McGarvey

Analyst's Verdict:
Devils Bride was a winner at the Galway Festival last summer and got back to that sort of form when third at Down Royal last time. Still on a fair mark, he is taken to land the spoils in what looks a competitive handicap. Lucky Pat and Killiney Court may be the principal dangers.


8.20 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Handicap Chase 2¾m150y

Timeform Top Rated:
128 1. DOUBLE SCORES Gordon Elliott C. Brassil (5)
127 6. NA TRACHTALAI ABU J. D. Motherway A. E. Lynch
126 7. OCEAN GLANDORE P. A. Fahy D. J. Mullins

Analyst's Verdict:
Sir Jack Yeats made a successful chase debut last summer and arrives here in top form over hurdles, so he is taken to remain unbeaten in this discipline. Double Scores was better than the end result at Downpatrick last month and is feared most, with Thats Mypresenting another to consider.


8.50 Bunkers Bar & Restaurant Killorglin Novice Chase 2¾m150y

Timeform Top Rated:
154p 1. CONRAD HASTINGS Henry de Bromhead R. Walsh
152 2. POTTERS POINT Gordon Elliott B. J. Cooper
146 4. STATIC JACK Ellmarie Holden Rachael Blackmore

Analyst's Verdict:
Conrad Hastings looked a natural over fences when making a successful debut at Kilbeggan last month and is the one to beat. Freewheelin in Dylan and Das Mooser both graduated from the pointing field in perfect style recently and though they didn't achieve that much in the process, the pair can only improve.


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