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Leopardstown Thursday preview

Updated: Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 11:47 | Comments

Action gets under way at 5.50pm Jim Bolger's News At Six is fancied to take the feature race
Action gets under way at 5.50pm Jim Bolger's News At Six is fancied to take the feature race

News At Six earns top billing at Leopardstown when he bids to complete his hat-trick in the Peter Hook And The Light Race.

Jim Bolger's stoutly-bred son of New Approach boasts a rating of 100 following his recent 11-length Fairyhouse romp in similar company and he should have a lot more to offer after just five career starts.

Nonchalant has run well, albeit in defeat, in competitive handicaps at Navan and the Curragh the last twice and he could be the one to give Bolger's representative the most to think about in receipt of 7lb.

Action gets under way at 5.50pm in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and Sarafiyla, a smartly-bred Azamour filly, can build on her encouraging Naas debut behind the 87-rated Shell House.

Dermot Weld's inmate can take full advantage of her weight allowance going up against the boys and natural improvement for her introductory run makes her a big player.

Weld could enjoy more success with Hellenistic, buoyed by her brave Limerick success, in the Leopardstown Summer Membership Handicap, and Hisaabaat, a dual Grade One winner over hurdles, remains off a workable Flat mark of 87 in the Leopardstown Club Membership Handicap.

David Wachman's Fastnet Mist was last seen finishing a close fourth in the Listed Oaks Trial at Naas and that form will make her hard to beat in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

A smart piece of placement on John Oxx's behalf means the unexposed Rayna can take advantage of her weight-for-age allowance in the Follow Leopardstown on Facebook Apprentice Handicap.

Hugely consistent performer Reckless Lad bids to regain the winning thread in the Leopardstown Handicap, but faces some tough opposition in the shape of C & D winners Knights Templar and Korbous, meaning there will be no margin for error from the all-weather specialist.

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