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Preview of Monday's card at Tipperary

Updated: Sunday, 07 Oct 2012 21:45

Racing begins at the Limerick Junction venue at 2.05
Racing begins at the Limerick Junction venue at 2.05

The second instalment of Tipperary's three-day meeting features the Join Tipperary Supporters Club 2013 Handicap, in which veteran Hide The Evidence bids for a double.

The 11-year-old rolled back the years with a 19-length demolition job in the mud at Roscommon a week ago and a 16lb hike may not be enough to halt him if he's in the same mood.

Notable Graduate boasts winning form over the course and distance and, along with Aidan O'Brien's Beach Of Falesa, will be ready to pounce if Michael McElhone's gelding is feeling the effects of last week's exertions.

O'Brien will be hopeful of landing the preceding Christmas Gift Ideas On Tipperaryraces.ie Handicap with Wave.

The Dansili filly hasn't been seen since landing a five-furlong Dundalk maiden a year ago, but she did the job in nice style and there could be plenty more to come.

The drop back in trip should help Kanes Pass, who was touched off late on over six furlongs at Listowel last month, and Dixiedoodledandy showed a liking for testing conditions when third at the Curragh last time out.

The six-race card kicks off at 2.05 with the Tipperary Races A Long Way No Longer Maiden, in which Johnny Lynch and Quadriga tackle the minimum trip for the first time after showing ability over further.

Some interesting newcomers from powerful yards line up in the Follow tipperaryraces On Twitter Maiden, including Ferrycarrig, Instruct and Sidereus Nuncius, but Qasser sets a decent standard with his three good efforts early in the summer.

The afternoon ends with a couple of open handicaps, and Crystal Wings would be a deserving winner of the Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Handicap after knocking on the door recently.

Valbucca and Vasoni have also been threatening to score lately and they should be thereabouts in the Racing Again Tomorrow Handicap, but To The Sky won well at the Curragh eight days ago and he could be the one to beat again.