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Progressive Bensoon heads to Roscommon

Updated: Monday, 10 Jun 2013 21:28 | Comments

Michael Halford's Bensoon has racked up two wins and three places in his last six starts
Michael Halford's Bensoon has racked up two wins and three places in his last six starts

Roscommon again takes centre stage on Tuesday with a mixed card featuring the Tulsk Handicap.

Bensoon has been steadily improving and registered another success when winning a shade cosily at Gowran Park recently, a victory that has seen him raised another 6lb in the weights, and he could be one to keep on the right side of.

However, there should be plenty more to come from Time For Action and Alhellal, and both appeal as strong dangers.

Racing gets under way at 5.15 with the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden where Bronte bids to land a long overdue first career success following a number of near-misses.

She is surely capable of winning races but stablemate Goddess Of Love certainly takes the eye on paper ahead of her racecourse debut, while Surreal is interesting on her return to these shores.

Later in the evening, the action switches codes, with the Athlone Handicap Hurdle the pick of the races over timber.

This event looks fiercely competitive but Celestial Prospect comes into it on the back a recent success on the Flat and still appears feasibly treated over hurdles, with the forecast quick ground once again in his favour.

He is sure to prove popular, but the progressive Realt Den Chathair and Elijah Gardner are just two in opposition who are entitled to make an impact.

Courage seems to have been found a good opportunity to finally land a first career success in the Sean Naughton Auctioneer Maiden Hurdle following three silver medal finishes in his last three starts.

There is no doubt he is proving frustrating but he should still prove a tough nut to crack.

The action draws to a close with two divisions of the Ladies Day At Roscommon On July 8th Flat Race.

The second instalment sees Noel Meade take the wraps off Daring Decoy and market confidence behind his chance could prove significant.

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