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Gowran Park preview

Updated: Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:48 | Comments

Action at Gowran Park gets underway at 5.50
Action at Gowran Park gets underway at 5.50

Hanky Panky is likely to be all the rage with punters when she lines up in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Gowran Park.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Galileo filly is still without a win after four starts but has been knocking on the door, including when narrowly denied on her seasonal debut at Limerick last month.

Jim Bolger's Ere Yesterday and the once-raced Danseur De Feu have shown enough to suggest they will ask her a few questions, while Inkerman is an interesting newcomer for the David Wachman stable.

The Ballydoyle team also have strong claims in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden for juveniles (5.15) courtesy of Wilshire Boulevard, who cost 130,000 euros and is related to a string of smart sorts.

Zakhm and Mahon Falls also fall into the category of interesting newcomers from top yards, while connections of Curragh third Freedom Square will be hoping he can put his experience to good use as the only runner to have tasted competitive action.

Precious Stone scored on her seasonal debut at Dundalk last month and bids for a double in the Breeze Up At Gowran Park May 23rd Handicap, the most valuable contest on the seven-race card.

David Wachman's progressive filly has won three of her last four starts and a 3lb rise in the ratings for that all-weather victory is unlikely to prevent another bold bid.

He's Got Rhythm also arrives on the back a Dundalk victory, whereas Muck 'N' Brass is bidding to end a losing run of eight, though there is no doubt he is capable on his day.

Clare Harrier, who just missed out on a hat-trick at Dundalk in February, is expected to go well under top weight in the Like Us On Facebook Apprentice Handicap.

Daluka may have finished better than fifth if it hadn't been for traffic problems on her debut and the closing Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden gives John Oxx's representative the chance to build on that promising effort.

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