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Ballinrobe's two-day May meeting begins on Monday evening

Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2012 14:46 | Comments

Willie Mullins' Darroun has a clear advantage over his rivals in the featured hurdle at Ballinrobe
Willie Mullins' Darroun has a clear advantage over his rivals in the featured hurdle at Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe's two-day May meeting begins on Monday evening and there is something for everyone, with the highlight of a seven-race mixed card being Darroun's return to home soil.

Willie Mullins' grey went some way to putting a Triumph Hurdle disappointment behind him when fourth in a Grade One at the Punchestown Festival, although he then failed to land a blow when sent to Auteuil just over a week ago.

The Tipperary Water Hurdle appears an ideal opportunity for a confidence boost, but he won't have everything his own way because Discoteca looks a progressive sort.

Cloudracer's return in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies' Race is the most interesting Flat action, with Dermot Weld's charge, who hails from the family of the yard's Group One winner Chinese White, entering plenty of notebooks when sauntering to success at Wexford last summer.

Mojita is a battle-hardened handicapper, for all that she doesn't win enough, and could give Cloudracer most to think about.

Weld's Leyland can improve from his moderate debut effort, but will need to progress significantly if he is to trouble Jim Bolger's Miss Forde in the Median Auction Maiden.

Bolger is double-handed in the opening Ladies Day 26th June Handicap (6.00), with Kevin Manning on Gort Na Mona. Useful jumpers Beau Michael and Star Of Aragon head the opposition.

Via Del Corso gets a handy age allowance on his handicap debut in the Supermacs Ballinrobe Handicap Hurdle, while Lean Times may finally have his day in the Mulholland Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle.

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