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The Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes is the highlight of Sunday's card at Gowran Park

Updated: Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 13:57 | Comments

Flat racing takes the reins on Sunday at Gowran Park
Flat racing takes the reins on Sunday at Gowran Park

National Hunt racing has dominated the action this week but tomorrow the attention will switch codes, and the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes is the highlight of the eight-race card at Gowran Park.

David Wachman won this Listed prize 12 months ago with Tannery and tries to repeat the feat courtesy of Aloof, who has a Group Three prize already under her belt, having struck at that level here last autumn.

Starbright steps up in trip after a pleasing return in the Park Express Stakes and she gets 17lb from Aloof and Dermot Weld's classy filly Caponata.

Caponata took the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden in 2012 and Weld is represented this time by Sharp Crisp Air, who made an encouraging beginning to her career when third at Leopardstown.

The master of Rosewell House also takes the wraps off Ghaamer, who went into plenty of notebooks when second to the well-regarded Zand on his introduction, but has to concede recent match-practice to Ballydoyle colt League Of Nations in the Gowran Gathering Wednesday 14 August (C & G) Maiden.

Aidan O'Brien gives 700,000gns purchase Illustrate his second outing in the Fabulous Fillies Package Maiden at 1.55, although the son of Oasis Dream will need to leave his initial performance a fair way behind him if he is to trouble the likes of Cocktail Hour and Silver Lightening.

Maude Adams picked up where she left off in 2012 when striking on her Curragh comeback and has a 7lb higher mark to contend with in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap.

Miller Beach was third behind her on that occasion and now takes in the www.gowranpark.ie Handicap, while the two divisions of the Ladies Day June 23 At Gowran Park Handicap involve last-start winners Confident Cub and Killena Boy respectively.

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