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Ballinrobe preview - Punchestown winner Beau Michael to reappear at Punchestown

Updated: Monday, 29 Apr 2013 12:40 | Comments

Davud Splaine partnered Beau Michael to victory at Punchestown
Davud Splaine partnered Beau Michael to victory at Punchestown

Racing returns to Ballinrobe on Tuesday and Punchestown Festival scorer Beau Michael makes a quick reappearance in the Treacy's Pharmacy Rated Hurdle.

Ado McGuinness's charge sprung a 25-1 surprise last week but won't be anything like that price this time, although he will do well to concede 7lb to the progressive Byerley Babe, who had the reopposing Clar Na Mionn back in third at Cork.

Top Madam had her limitations exposed in Grade One company at Fairyhouse but is another with strong claims.

Uncle Tom Cobley didn't fare as well as Beau Michael at Punchestown but has his sights lowered for the P & D Lydon Plant Hire Handicap Chase.

The Conor O'Dwyer-trained nine-year-old is weighted to confirm his superiority over Moiqen, who he finished a place in front of him when second at Thurles on his penultimate outing, and has more to fear from handicap newcomer Knocklong.

Beckwith Star bounced back to form at Tramore earlier in the month and strives to defy a 6lb higher mark - which is still 15lb lower than his chase figure - in the Killeen Sports Grounds Handicap Hurdle.

Ballyreesode also arrives in winning form and attempts to supplement that Wexford success in the Connacht Spring Show May 19th Handicap Hurdle, while Kandinski has chased home the likes of Simonsig and Sizing Tennessee in bumpers and has his sights switched back to obstacles for the Welcome Back To The Racecourse Of The Year Maiden Hurdle.

The seven-race fixture kicks off with the Ladies Day June 25th Beginners Chase at 5.25, and Pigeon Creek will be fancied to atone for a Gowran Park mishap when sent off favourite for his handicap debut in this sphere.

Ballyadam Dancer made amends for her own departure when winning as she liked between the flags, and now starts life under Rules in the Western People INH Flat Race.

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